I can’t believe that I have spent the last two days already getting prepared for the holidays. Incidentally, don’t mean Halloween or Columbus Day… I am talking about Christmas! Well at least on a corporate level.
As event planners in South Florida, once season hits in October, there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to complete all the work we have to do, let alone holiday preparation. So I have been taking advantage of a slight lull in business to get a jump on the holidays.
I have to admit, it’s been great fun. Ever since I was a child, I have always loved Christmas and all of the pomp and circumstance that goes along with it. So, as I filled the air with classic holiday tunes (yes, I am that corny) I browsed catalogs and surfed the internet looking for just the right Christmas cards, gifts and although I can’t believe I am admitting this… more music!
I am very much a music lover and I have well over a thousand CD’s alone, not counting thousands of mp3 tunes on my iPods. In that vast array of melodies are about 200 Christmas CD’s from legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Mathis, Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby and range all the way to Coldplay, Train and Mariah Carey. I also have all kinds of obscure CD’s like “TV Christmas Hits” featuring The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family and Archie & Edith Bunker! I know, I know… I’m obsessed, but music is my only vice. Well, music and cheese! Oh yes and potatoes, but I promise that’s it! Hahaha…
It is a bit surreal preparing for Christmas in the middle of September, especially when you factor in my location being South Florida, where the temperature is a balmy 88 degrees and the palm trees are swaying. But still, it has added an air of excitement to the past couple of days. I guess it just goes to show that in the inimitable words of Johnny Mathis, “Christmas Is a Feeling in Your Heart!”
Well back to the grindstone. By the way, am I the only one in the mood for eggnog?
Until next time,