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Posted: 04-Nov-2003, 12:23 PM
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I was just curious to see what everyone'sfavorite holiday song, tele special, film, story etc....


I'll post mine later... thumbs_up.gif wink.gif


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This is one of my FAVORITES! It is from the Waltons Christmas album. And is read by Will Geer aka Grandpa Zebulon Walton...

http://www.the-waltons.com


Grandpa's Christmas Message
What is Christmas? It is a time when some of your dreams come true. Every year it roles around and takes you by surprise some of the time, especially when you?re as close to a 100 years old as I am. You think...it Can?t be time for another one, but there it is with all it?s hope and joy and the promise of the wishes granted. I bet you wonder what I wish for. What could an old man wish for? Maybe you think I would wish to be young again. I don?t want that. Being young is a painful thing. Being young and in love to boot, which most young people are, is even more agony. I?ll tell you what I wish. I?d wish for the power to return some of the love that?s been given me. I?d wish the time and place for all that giving could be commemorated like the heart I carved on the tree around your Grandmother?s and my initials. I wish too for more days to my life. Time...time to give to children some of the beauty of this Earth that has been revealed to me. A drop of water is a wondrous thing.

A spade full of earth is a kingdom in itself. A cloud is worth watching as it passes from one horizon to another. A bird building its nest is as wondrous as men building the Pyramid, and any green thing that grows is proof that God exists. It all comes into focus at Christmas. It is a tender time. We grow cautious because we open ourselves to love. We exchange gifts, but what those presents really say is "I love you." It makes some folks uncomfortable to say or hear these words. Maybe it?s because they?ve never learned the secret of the given heart. There are more takers than givers in the world. People, communities even countries spending their time grubbing and rooting for the goods of this earth like pigs after acorns in the Fall of the year. This is a country with a given heart and I pray it will always be so. It?s a good country and it?s part of our strength, something that we brought with us as pioneers that we can share with the fellow who is down on his luck, with those who suffered calamities: with the loss of their homes or land or their hope. This is a family with a giving heart. You children may squabble and bicker among yourselves but you?ve been taught to love and to give, and that?s the greatest present your Momma and Daddy could have given you. So take pleasure in the trappings of Christmas. Be merry like the songs say. Revel in the tinsel and the glitter and the sparkle and sing the old songs for all the joy that?s in them and the memories they bring back. But to touch the real Christmas, to feel the true spirit of the season, look to your own heart and find all the secret treasures that they?re there to give. There is one wish that I make every year. I never said it aloud before, but I?ll tell it to you now. I wish for all the seasons I have known, endlessly to come and go; the dogwood Spring, the watermelon Summer, the russet and gold of Autumn. I wish for Christmas to come again and for each of us to be here again next year at this time...together, safe, warm and loved as we are at this moment.

Read by Will Geer on "The Walton?s Christmas" Album


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Posted: 04-Nov-2003, 12:34 PM
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I have, in the recent past, listen to Appalachian Style Christmas Music. This year I am looking forward to listening to some Celtic instead.

TV specials? A Christmas Carol

Movies? "The Santa Clause" with Tim Allen


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QUOTE (Richard Bercot @ Nov 4 2003, 01:34 PM)
I have, in the recent past, listen to Appalachian Style Christmas Music. This year I am looking forward to listening to some Celtic instead.

TV specials? A Christmas Carol

Movies? "The Santa Clause" with Tim Allen

Me too Richard!! I guess that Appalachian music runs in me Kentucky blood!LOL laugh.gif

I guess my favorite film is The homecoming-a christmas story. Yes, this is the basis for where the tele series The Waltons came from. If you can't tell I love The Waltons. ( that is my "mayberry" wink.gif )


website for/about the film.....
http://www.angelfire.com/tv/homecoming/
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I have always loved the Waltons especially Grandpa Walton, he was always so cool. When I was in school the other students use to call me John Boy, because I look like him at the time.

The "Homecoming" was good, but I have always been a fan of the "Christmas Carol". All variations of it including "Scrooged" with Bill Murry. thumbs_up.gif
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I know for me Christmas music comes with emotional attachements...when I listen to White Christmas I think of being little kids and my mom playing those records on the stero and how much I miss her.....

My all time favorite Christmas movie is of course, drum roll here "Christmas Vacation" with Chevy Chase. Now matter how many times I've seen it, I can't help but die laughing...

I have a client that he and I recite the lines to each other when we think of funny things around the holidays...

there is a problem for me to narrow the music down to one favorite cause I love Christmas, the lights, smells, music, food (too much of it I should say) and love going to a midnight Catholic Service . I'm not Catholic but the midnight services on Christmas eve always make me feel closer to the event.

The Music I love all of it....
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Christmas music turns us all into children again. In my opinion, no one does Christmas like Bing Crosby.


A Christmas Carol with Alistar Sim. In black and white, or technicolour. It's a tradition that I've got with my father. Even if I can't be home for Christmas, I know that on Christmas Eve Dad will be watching it, and so will I.

I even scripted a shortened addaptation of the story, (from the original Dickens), for a Christmas Gala I was part of. I played Ebeneezer, and based my character on Alistar Sim's portrayal. One of the defining moments in my life. smile.gif

We also keep the tradition of eating exotic cheezes with wine or egg nog on the eve, with actuall caroling. Well, singing carols, but not traveling around the neighbourhood doing it.

We take Christmas pretty seriously in my family. The best time of the year.


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Yes I think you are right, Bing Crosby was the best when he sang Christmas music...Old Raven are you sure of your age? Check your driving license right now...your parents taught you well...
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QUOTE (Annabelle @ Nov 4 2003, 01:17 PM)
Yes I think you are right, Bing Crosby was the best when he sang Christmas music...Old Raven are you sure of your age? Check your driving license right now...your parents taught you well...
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Yes, dear. I'm sure. And you're right. They did teach me well. They taught me values that most people have never heard of. smile.gif
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Posted: 04-Nov-2003, 01:35 PM
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So you are still speaking to me? After I called you an Old Fart?
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My favorite holday music artists:

Nat King Cole
Bing Crosby
Andy Williams
Dean Martin


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Gosh, I haven't heard Andy Williams in centuries!
Good call!
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QUOTE (Annabelle @ Nov 4 2003, 01:35 PM)
So you are still speaking to me? After I called you an Old Fart?
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Of course. I got a good laugh out of it. Actually, over on the Deviantart forums everyone thinks I'm middle aged too. But the majority of them are teens, so I am old to them. sad.gif

Seriously, I did take it as a compliment. With age comes wisdom, right. wink.gif





And ravenwing, add old blue eyes to that list. The best version of I'll be Home for Christmas was by Frank Sinatra.
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QUOTE (oldraven @ Nov 4 2003, 06:43 PM)
And ravenwing, add old blue eyes to that list. The best version of I'll be Home for Christmas was by Frank Sinatra.

He's good, but my favorite version is by Elvis!
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oldraven - I know how you feel. I am 25, and get stuck with a lot of teeny-boppers too.
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