Monday, November 30, 2015

The BEST Christmas song you may have never even heard....

Hello!  I can't believe it is the last day of November!  I think my Halloween costume is still slung over a chair somewhere.  Hey - don't judge!  LOL

So we were driving in Disney World in December two years ago and listening to the Orlando Christmas radio station.  We are just talking and driving and all of a sudden we just stop to listen to this enchanting song on the radio.  We didn't even think to SHAZAM it - one of the greatest inventions ever -  and panic set in as the song was at the end.  We were trying to remember lyrics as we just had to Google this.  We searched "holiday night" and BOOM it came up right away!

Listen to it here... Holiday Night!   

Her website is here!

Funny disclaimer:  I consider myself a self-proclaimed expert on all things Christmas!  :-) Music, movies, TV shows, trivia, you name it.  Some people just have that innate holiday disposition built into their DNA and I am definitely one of them.  So when I hear a new carol I had never heard, it always makes me stop and listen.  I'm like a holiday sponge who needs to know it all.   Yes this is me below - a Christmas sponge.  haha
Well we found the song!  The artist is Margo Rey and the song is called Holiday Night!  OMG it is seriously one of my most favorite songs ever.  It is so ingrained in my being that I find myself randomly singing it in like August!  LOL seriously.  My boyfriend and I spontaneously dance to it in the kitchen and I even hear him singing it to himself doing random chores.  Love that!   As I read through her posts and blog, I found out she is also a fellow 2x cancer survivor!  OMG - what are the chances?  Now this songs means even MORE to me.  It shows that cancer doesn't kill everything or everyone.  Never give up hope for sometimes it is all we have left!   *BELIEVE*

I'm not quite so sure why I felt the need to write a post regarding this but I did.  When something brings me so much joy, I just feel the need to share.  She is not my sister or cousin, etc. so I'm not writing this post because I simply LOVE this song.  When it comes on, I can actually feel the lyrics!  I think of a holiday night which can be December 2, December 13, December 24, and even those precious post-Christmas pre-New Year nights when the holiday spirit is still abundant but the hustle and bustle (and pressure) of Christmas is no longer.

 I imagine people dressed in their Kate Spade and Ralph Lauren holiday finery.  And a glorious table set in anticipation of a delicious feast!  Lest we not forget the roaring fire to greet guests coming in from the winter chill.
Kate Spade New York 2014 - My fave dress!
I miss these old Tommy Hilfiger ads!  What a sartorially splendid bunch!
I see a mini movie play out in my head as the song unfolds and I see the people arriving to a beautifully decorated home complete with the smell of a holiday feast in the air and snow gently falling outside.  I see hugs and kisses and hear the clinks of the toasting flutes.  I just wanted to share this with you.

I'm sure we all have those carols that speak to our hearts.  I love White Christmas by Bing, All I Want For Christmas Is You by the Queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey and the instrumental version of Sleigh Ride by the Boston Pops!  But I love all holiday music and it is on non-stop from November to basically the 26th of December.

Thank you for indulging me to gush about this song.  Please give it a listen and let me know what you think.  Or just tell me about your favorite holiday carols.  I would love to hear - remember, I'm a yuletide sponge!  ;-)  Happy Holidays!