On the 9th day of Christmas, my scraproom gave to me...
MUSIC for dancing ladies and me!
You can't dance without music, so for this challenge, I want you to use music in some way:
Provide a musical background with patterned paper, or stamps, or embossing folder.
Add some musical embellishments. Maybe some music note brads or stickers. Draw on a musical clef symbol.
Use a song title or lyrics in your title or journaling on a page, or your greeting on a card. Bonus point if it is a Christmas carol or holiday classic.
Share a photo of a musical performance. Maybe from a child's Christmas concert or dance recital. A choir Christmas contata, perhaps?
&/or Create a page documenting a musical performance. If you don't have photos of the actual event, perhaps you could take pictures of yourself in the audience, or the performers after the show. If none of those, what about posters &/or tickets?
&/or Tell us about your favourite musical memories of the holiday season. What songs take you back to "the best Christmas ever"? Or makes you feel like, "Finally--now it is Christmas!" What memories does this song evoke? What is it about this song that feels right to you?
Tell us about what irritates you about holiday music? Which songs are most annoying to you? Why?
My favorite Christmas album is Pink Martini's Joy to the World, and my favorite song from the album is Schchedryk, which is actually a Ukrainian New Year's song, but the English version is the Carol of the Bells. I don't remember ever hearing it back in NZ but I just adore it, even though I can't sing along properly with either version. Does anyone else remember the "give a give a give a Garmin" ads linky ? Hubby and I still sing that when we hear the Carol of the Bells.
I also love the carols Little Drummer Boy (pah rum pum pum pum!) and O Holy Night. I love a lot of religious carols even though I wasn't raised with religion and am not a believer.
I also love Christmas Wrapping, the 1981 pop song.
And I have a weird album by a Danish Beatles cover band that I bought in Japan - it's sounds like the Beatles, but it's all Christmas songs. Very odd but so fun.
I usually make a page in my Christmas journal with all my Christmas album covers - She & Him, the Elf soundtrack, Frank Sinatra, and a few other random selections.
i am not a huge fan of christmas music and i'm not sure why...i sing them when i hear them the little drummer boy is the one i absolutely cannot stand and will not listen to lol...we turn the radio whenever it comes on. my favorite is carol of the bells and i also really like mariah carey's "all i want for christmas is you." we sang the hallelujah chorus from handel's messiah in high school and it's one of my favorite songs of all time, not just for christmas
and this one just cracks me up beyond all reason: LOL it's not technically a christmas song, but i have to listen to it at least once each year and giggle like a little boy.
i have many band concerts and spring concerts and christmas concerts and so forth to scrap (i do not like scrapping them lol) so thank you for the prompt!
OK stinkerbelle, I have another by the same artist - this one always gives me a giggle..."hot sauce dripping from their toes"
I adore christmas music. The Nutcracker suite is just so amazingly composed. Silent night and Oh Holy Night make me tear up (and I'm not religious!) There is something so far back in my brain that "knows" these songs.
I'm doing Shimelle's JYC, and one of her early prompts is "christmas cozy" - what gives YOU your sense of cozy? Music does it for me, and ironically I get the least of music because we have NO source of music in the house that doesn't involve headphones (well, OK, I can pipe it out my pathetic laptop speakers, but YKWIM).
So I tried a Christmas playlist while I'm on the treadmill at the gyms. And - believe it or not - it works. It motivates/entertains me and I feel more Christmassy! "Sweatin' to the Seasonal Music"... Should I put that in my DD? Oh *yeah*...
I just bought Sia's Christmas album yesterday. I own a lot of Christmas music. The album that truly means Christmas to me is Kenny and Dolly's Once Upon a Christmas. Mom and Dad had it on cassette and I played it a lot. So much that when my sister got a record player for Christmas a couple of years ago (not a surprise gift) she pre-purchased Kenny and Dolly on vinyl to try out her gift. Another favorite is A Very Special Christmas 5. My DH is also into vinyl, so last year I bought him Lindsey Stirling's album. This year, Serena Ryder's. He bought himself Jann Arden and Boney M. I love it.
Now, as for my favourite Christmas song...... Definitely "How To Make Gravy" by Australian legend singer songwriter Paul Kelly. It's about a man who is in prison and he writes a letter to his brother saying what he's going to miss about Christmas and wondering who is going to make the gravy now that he won't be there. The opening lines are: "Hello Dan, it's Joe here, I hope you're keeping well It's the 21st of December, and now they're ringing the last bells"
And so now the 21st of December is known as "Gravy Day" and it's law that you have to play the song at least once on that day.
I have been singing the song for the last 2 weeks, since I went to his "Making Gravy" concert on 14th December.
Hmmmm, I just had a thought what my next layout will be!