For the past 10 years I was teaching the neighborhood kids and every December I hosted a Christmas piano party/recital in my home. That of course meant that I had to get my kids started on learning some Christmas music in October. Therefore, I was pretty tired of the music by the time Christmas came around and so I hardly felt like playing any myself. I’m hoping that will change this year now that I’m not teaching anymore. Christmas for me is really a very holy time and I play Christmas music (real Christmas music) to honor Jesus Christ and my Christian upbringing and not to get into all the commercialism. Plus, I hope that God will be listening and then forgive me for all the stupid things I do throughout the rest of the year….
I do like ‘creepy’ music a lot though! I was going to record something perfect for Halloween this week but it’s not going to happen now. You’re right about there not being that much Thanksgiving music to play. I usually open my Methodist hymnal and play hymns such as “For the Beauty of the Earth”, “We Gather Together”, and “Faith of our Fathers”. I really love to sing them too!
@Eddy - I forgot to tell you 'thanks' for putting the trunk on your nice Christmas tree!
p.s. things in life can change so quickly - we should somehow take more time to 'stop and smell the roses'. Or in this case, take time to find whatever it is that helps to ground or center you - like playing religious music to remind you what is important or even just settle your nerves.