Music Reflection Mondays # 24 – A Christmas to Remember

Welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays! Today I want to try something a little different for this segment – a story enhanced by the titles of Christmas songs.  Hope you enjoy.

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Once there was a little boy who said to his village one Christmas Eve, “O Come All Ye Faithful” but they didn’t listen and instead responded to him saying, “Go Away, Little Drummer Boy all we want is a Silent Night“.

This broke his heart because all he wanted to do was Deck the Halls and sing O Holy Night.    One of the villager’s (the richest man in the village) Mr. Smith approached him and explained that after Last Christmas   and the Jingle Bells episode that everyone was a little discouraged.  He hung his head filled with shame and guilt because he knew that was all his fault and now Christmas time is just too painful a memory for them.

Last Christmas the little boy had accidentally broke the bell on the church tower during the Christmas celebrations which almost killed two people.  That was a special bell that they saved up to purchase and now it was ruined.  They never looked at him the same after that day and just the thought of Christmas was a painful reminder for them.

Mr. Smith and the little boy came up with a plan to bring the Christmas spirit back to their land.  They decorated the old barn and even gathered a few members from the church choir to form a band. They went all over the village singing The Christmas Song, Mary’s Boy Child and Santa Claus is Coming to Town like never before and everyone came from far and wide.  This made the little boy and Mr. Smith very happy.

At the end of the show everyone was clapping and hugging each other filled with joy once more. A feeling they thought they would never explore again.  This event it seemed was just what the village needed to remember what made the month of December one to remember.

Later that night before they all turned in for the night they sang to the little boy and the villager We Wish You Merry Christmas“.    The little boy quietly made his Christmas wish, please  Let it Snow, Let it snow as he wiped his tears of joy off his cheek.  Sure enough, Christmas morning they were all greeted with the sight of snow through their windows.

The little boy was jumping up and down on his bed because he was so happy to see that it was really snowing. Just when he thought his Christmas could not get any better.  Mr. Smith went around with his horse and carriage presenting each home with a mini bell that had been dipped in gold and had special drawings on them. The little boy got dressed as quickly as he could and asked Mr. Smith if he could help him and of course Mr. Smith accepted.

This was a beautiful surprise and a wonderful gift. That was truly a Christmas to remember.

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Hope you enjoyed.  Have a wonderful day.  🙂

Christmas Vibes

It’s that special time of year, when those you love draw near

There’s just something magical about the atmosphere

That no other season can compare

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Maybe it’s the music, maybe it’s the food

Maybe it’s the beautiful decorations that get us in the mood

The presence of family and friends

Laughter and cheer is more than enough to remind us who really care

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Christmas time though is not all Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! for everyone

For some Christmas is just no fun 🙁

As it is a reminder of those who have gone

The memories can hit us like a powerful mist

Often so strong we spend countless days trying to dismiss

 

Christmas brings us together for a few days in December

But we should always remember

We never stop loving our loved ones because they aren’t here

For they will always be special and dear

 

So never despair

Cherish the people you still have here

And let’s commemorate those who can’t be there.

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Best wishes for the season.   Have a wonderful evening.

Thank you for stopping by.  🙂

Music Reflection Mondays #18 – Christmas Favourites

Good night and welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays!  How was your day?   Was it like most Mondays, demanding all the energy you’ve got left over from the weekend?  I have no doubt that you persevered and conquered all if not most of your tasks today. 🙂

So what are we getting into tonight? Nothing too heavy, my youngest son Luke is turning 4 years old tomorrow so I’ve been busy finalizing arrangements for his big day.

As October comes to a close tomorrow, we move into November one month closer to Christmas my favourite time of the year. 🙂 The music just melts your heart and gets most of us in the Christmas spirit.

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The decorations, decorating, the cleaning, the baking and cooking, time with family, the Christmas shows, the many aromas, the many memories from our past and the new ones we create in the present all solidified in our minds and hearts along with some beautiful music.

Here are some of my favourite people to listen to at Christmas time:

There are so many wonderful songs and people to listen to that it’s near impossible to list them all tonight.  Are any of your favourites listed above? If yes, who?  If not, who did I mistakenly forget?

Have a wonderful night. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

 

 

 

Heart to Heart

This post was inspired by a piece I read called “I’m scared” written by Elsie over at Elsie LMC blog.  She rekindle in me some feelings I get whenever I think of a loved one leaving me before I could share with them all I have to say.

Family is sometimes all we have and those of us who are still fortunate to have people we love in our lives should never take them for granted.  This is to my family.

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So many times I stop and think

We could be no more with just one blink

No more laughter, no more talks

No more browsing on our little walks

So as I prepare this heart to heart

Let’s remove all bitterness from our path 

Agreeing to put petty differences aside

Especially those entangled with our pride

Our love for each other we should never hide

So many times I stop and think

How much time was wasted between you and me?

Silence left to pass the time

Because of foolish pettiness

We’ve now reduced our time

So many times I stop and think

If you were to leave me now

My heart would surely sink

For without you in this world

I would feel so empty and cold

As the tears and grief would fill my soul

So I’ve made my decision and with careful precision

I will take the first step because I don’t want to leave this world with regret

Besides I never want you to forget,

I love now and forever

To my mother, father, sister, brother, sons and niece

Knowing each of you in this life

Has truly brought me so much peace

I know we’ve had our moments

But life is short so no more postponements

Live your life and cherish it

Remembering to show your love

While learning to receive it

So let’s put any differences aside

Removing all bitterness and pride

Loving and praying for each other everyday

Because when that day comes there’s only so much we can say

I love you all

Have a blessed day.

 

 

Music Reflection Mondays #13 (originally posted 25.09.2017)

Hello and welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays. Today we’re going to be looking at songs from movies that leave lasting impressions with us.  Some of these songs came out before some of the movies and some were written just for the movies.

Either way they get us feeling and getting caught up in our emotions at the time and sometimes even after as we look back.  I know I do for certain songs I’ll mark them below with (*) asterisks.

Let’s get into it.   Here are my top 20 songs and the movies we associate them with.

  1. I will always love you *- by Whitney Houston  from the movie “The Bodyguard”
  2. Bad Boys   – by Inner Circle  from the movie “Bad Boys 2” and it is also the theme song for Fox Network show COPS.
  3. Men In Black – by Will Smith from the movie “Men in Black
  4. Staying Alive – by Bee Gees from the movie “Saturday Night Fever
  5. Night Fever – by Bee Gees from the movie “Saturday Night Fever”
  6. Gangsta’s Paradise – by Coolio feat. L.V. in the movie “Dangerous Minds
  7. Independent Women Pt. 1 *- by Destiny’s Child in the movie “Charlie’s Angels”
  8. Footloose -by Kenny Loggins in the movie “Footloose
  9. Ghostbusters – by Ray Parker Jr. in the movie “Ghostbusters”
  10. Kiss From A Rose *- by Seal in the movie “Batman Forever”
  11. Maniac – by Michael Sembello in the movie “Flashdance”
  12. I Believe I Can Fly – by R. Kelly in the movie “Space Jam”
  13. Lose Yourself – by Eminem in the movie “8 Mile”
  14. I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing *- by Aerosmith in the movie “Armageddon”
  15. Lady Marmalade – by Christina Aguilera, Mýa, Pink and Lil’ Kim  in the movie”Moulin Rouge
  16. My Heart Will Go On – by Celine Dion in the movie “Titanic”
  17. It Must Have Been Love – by Roxette in the movie “Pretty Woman”
  18. I had the time of my Life *- by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes in the movie “Dirty Dancing
  19. Good Life – by G. Eazy and Kehlani in the movie “The Fate of the Furious”
  20. See You Again *- by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth in the movie “Furious 7″

Do we share any favourites?  I would love to know.  As always thank you for taking time to visit and comment.

I hope my list brought back some memories. 🙂  Can you think of any other songs and movies that we could add to this list?  Feel free to make mention below.

Hope you’re enjoying your Monday so far.  Make the rest of the week a great one.  Thanks for stopping by.