Thursday, April 12, 2012

My Christmas Clock Just Keeps on Chiming

So we have this lovely little Christmas clock (thanks, Ruth!) that plays a little Christmas tune every hour on the hour. I take it out December 1 because I have this THING about not listening to Christmas music until then. And then I put it away on December 31.


It you walk into my house at 2:00 these days, you'll hear strains of "O Come All Ye Faithful." Or if you saunter in around 9:00, you'll be favored with a bit of "Deck the Halls." Or if you sit down for dinner at 6:00 you'll enjoy the opening bars of (my favorite) "God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen."

Given my feelings about Christmas music and how we've ruined too many great songs by starting up with the holiday repertoire before we even do Halloween, I think it's interesting I haven't put this clock away yet. Here's what I've figured out: I'm enjoying now what I didn't in December. (For a variety of reasons, Christmas 2011 was the holiday that wasn't.) Also, the chiming carols act as an unexpected (also weird) little reminder to me to enjoy the season I'm in--SPRING!--before the last of the blossoms fade into summer.

I know. I'm so damn philosophical these days.


radagast said...

Damn writers, anyway. Always waxing metaphorical . . .

Lisa B. said...

I cannot tell you how many little pieces of random Christmas are still up at my house. Not my tree, though. Thank God.

CSIowa said...

I might put my creche away when the semester ends. Or it might have to wait until the end of June when my summer class ends. By then we will be closer to next Christmas than last, so maybe I'll just leave it up.

There should never be that one thing that goes in a different box when it's time to put it all away.

Aidyl Ewoh said...

Even though I only like to listen to Christmas music right around Christmas, I’ve actually started listening to it sometimes in the summer when I’m working outside and it’s really hot. It confuses my mind/body, and I don’t feel the heat as much. =)

Erin said...

I love that clock. Glad that you get to enjoy the music all year round.