After listening to "oh there's noooo place like hoooome for the holidays..." and watching E.T. last night, I found myself thinking about the word "home." E.T. seems to have a very deep understanding of what home is to him... he knows exactly where he wants/needs to go. What does home mean anymore...how has it's meaning changed and evolved since I was a child...does it's meaning still bring me peace or does it make me nostalgic for something that used to be...is it still safe...is it exciting to discover a new meaning...how is my definition of home different from those close to me...if home is really where the heart is, then does that mean that home can be more than one place?
In pondering these somewhat unanswerable questions, I find I still feel a sense of strength from the word...I know for certain that it has to do with love.
I hope all of you feel at peace wherever you find "home," especially this time of year, when weather just begs for you to be inside with loved ones holding a cup of hot chocolate. And while you're decorating for Christmas, or to be more politically correct, the "holidays," sipping (spiked) eggnog and wrapping gifts, add these amazing songs to your Christmas, oops, holiday song playlist. (Click on the links below). These are some of my favorite renditions of a handful of classics.
Merry Christmas everyone!!
"Oh Holy Night" - Mariah Carey
"Oh Christmas Tree" - Vince Guaraldi Trio
"Feliz Navidad" - Jose Feliciano
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - Judy Garland
"The Christmas Song" - Nat King Cole
"Silent Night" - Sarah McLachlan
"Christmastime is here" - Charlie Brown
"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" - The Jackson 5
"Rockin Around the Christmas Tree" - Brenda Lee
"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" - Bing Crosby
"Christmas Song" - Alvin and the Chipmunks
"Deck the Halls" - Julien Neel
"Frosty the Snowman" - from the movie
"I'll be Home for Christmas" - Frank Sinatra
"There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays" - Perry Como