It always puzzles me how the song “These Are a Few of My Favorite Things” became a Christmas staple. And why each year The Sound of Music plays as a holiday movie. But, as I heard the song once again sandwiched between the carols on my “Play Christmas Music 24/7 until Christmas Day” radio station, I decided to share a few of my favorite things.
My Favorite Childhood Christmas Memory: When I was a child, unbeknownst to me, we had a neighborhood peeper. One night when I was playing in the family room, a man’s face appeared in the window. He must have been crouching, because he was at eye level with me. Bearded face, big ears. I’d seen a face like that in pictures many times. I ran into the next room and burbled excitedly, “Mommy! I just saw an elf! He was looking in our window!” Without missing a beat, my mother said, “Oh, that’s nice. He must have been checking on you for Santa.” She sent me into another room to play and made a phone call to the local authorities.
My Favorite Family Christmas Story: Long before I was a twinkle in my father’s eye, my newly
These are only a few of my favorite things. Whatever holiday you celebrate, and however you choose to celebrate it, I hope you have a holiday, and an upcoming year, filled with peace, health, and happiness.