Well, now I'm done with everything but some baking, which I do because I want to, not because I have to. The only thing I really feel like we can't live without are the Christmas coffee cakes, but I always bake cookies and usually make fudge, too. It's raining outside, and I love to be in the kitchen listening to Christmas music. Sometimes I buy old albums at the thrift stores just because the covers are nostalgic and pretty - like this one:
..and this one...
But my favorite thing is to find one that we had and listened to when we were kids. I think I found every one of these at a thrift store. I've always loved this album:
And the Ray Conniff Singers Christmas albums are real faves, as well:
I LOVE their sound:
The New Christy Minstrels! A real blast from the past:
Cute cover on this one, with Jack Benny:
Gotta have me some Dino!
I love the sound of The Lettermen, too:
And do you recognize this family?
Yep, The Donna Reed Show cast. I was tickled when I found that one - I had never seen it before.
It's a Wonderful Life, ain't it?
P.S. Okay, I couldn't stand it! After reading Tina's comment, I just had to come back in and add the Kingston Trio: The Last Month Of The Year! Didn't get a photo, so I scanned it and couldn't fit the whole album cover - but she's right, I should have mentioned it. A TRUE family favorite - from as long as I can remember. We all LOVE it, and I should have not only included it, but featured it prominently, despite the fact that I have written about it before.
And while I am at it, don't you think for one minute that Bing and Andy Williams, and Perry Como and a host of others aren't included, also - always among my favorites!
Whew - I feel so much better now!