This So-Called Post-Post-Racial Life

November 27, 2009

And so it begins: OSF Holiday Preview

I am not a shop til you drop kinda gal. Instead of hitting the stores today, I—along with Mr. Scribe and the two Scribe daughters—did yard work. My back is aching, my allergies are kicking and six yard bags are filled with leaves, twigs, and various other organic matter. I am envious of my next door neighbor who has hired a professional lighting company to deck her house in the most spectacular yet tasteful holiday display. Maybe tomorrow I will dig out our measly three boxes of decorations out of storage and begin our own decorating. I am especially excited to look at all of my thank you letters given to me by the third graders last year following my Kwanzaa presentations at school.

Whatever the case, I guess The Holiday Season has begun. As a preview, I’d like to offer the following Old School holiday songs. Enjoy!

“What Christmas Means to Me” by Stevie Wonder

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” by Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery

“Christmas Time is Here” (from Charlie Brown Christmas) by the Vince Guaraldi Trio

“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve” by Ella Fitzgerald

“Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” by Johnny Mathis

“Ave Maria” by Marian Anderson

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As always, a big thank you to OSF hostesses, Marvalus at Conversations with Marva and MrsGrapevine. Please check out the rules for joining and list of other OSF participants here.

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