Deck the Halls
“Deck the Halls” by Mannheim Steamroller is today’s song pick. We heard it on the radio a few times one year, and I really liked it, but had no idea who it was by. I think my mom was finally able to catch one time the name of the artist. And if I’m remembering this correctly, I believe I was able to find it on Amazon and use the audio preview to confirm that it was the correct song. We soon had a copy of Mannheim’s Christmas album.
As far as I can remember, we only had carolers come to our door once. It was our neighbor and her Girl Scout troop.
In high school, my Spanish teacher brought in his guitar before our winter break started and we spent a class period going around to the other classrooms singing holiday songs. I’m pretty sure I remember us singing “Feliz Navidad” and seeing my teacher really get into it. When we were singing to a chemistry class, one of the girls gave the teacher a paper flower or ribbon or something of that nature. This is because he had told us in an earlier class that growing up in Mexico, he participated in a tradition where guys would sing outside of a girl’s window and then the girl would give the guy a ribbon or something like that if she liked him. He never got one.
When I was in first grade, I had the only speaking part of a first grader in the Christmas play. I still remember my line:
“Gee, these decorations look really neat. Now all we need is a star.”
On my cue, a star lit up above the stage and we sang another song. Then Linus came out and explained what Christmas is all about.
9th in a series of Christmasy things.