Thursday, December 3, 2009

An Annual Dose of Kenny and Dolly

I'd like to welcome the newest addition to the Goze clan, my nephew, Matthew (born on December 1). Congrats to proud parents Joi and Mike. We thank the Lord for the safe delivery of this joyous blessing.
Lately, I've been watching/listening via YouTube to a lot of the Christmas albums I was exposed to as a child. Thanks to my dad, who is a country music fan, Christmas wouldn't be complete without Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's "Once upon a Christmas".

Of course, we also had the Jackson 5 Christmas album. To date, my sister and I (actually, also my mom) still go through this exchange:

Merry Christmas everybody!
Yeah, Merry Christmas everybody, big deal...
Hey man, what's wrong with you Jermaine?
Yeah, that's no kind of attitude...
This only happens once a year!
Hey, fellas, don't bug him!
He and his girl just broke up, so get off his back!
Can't you see there's tears in his eyes?
Yeah, he's cryin'...
(and then scream) Don't cry, don't cry, don't cry!

And then there's my grandmother (Marguerite's bisabuela whom we miss so much) who was a huge fan of Karen Carpenter, so...

It's really not so hard to capture that excitement for Christmas you had as a child. Just keep those traditions (and the musical kind is always lovely) alive. :)


levy said...

Hello Matthew! welcome to this world!

BTW sis, I would like to invite you to join my contest. It's so simple and will run for a short period of time only. I am giving away Gift Certificates (of your choice!) or $10 through paypal. Please check my site for details:

spinninglovelydays said...

Thanks, Levy. Will go over and check it out. :)