This year, Terri Fann and I wrote and recorded a song honoring the person from our youth who represented the spirit of Christmastime. The one who untangled the lights, baked the gingerbread, shopped, swept up crumbs and pine needles, and tucked us in at night. The person who gave us the precious holiday memories we have today.
Now as we pass on the magic of Christmas to our own children, we get the magnitude of that gift!
During the occasional moments of quiet this season, we'd love you to grab a tissue and join us in reflecting on those times, to remember those we love and those who have loved us, and to celebrate the joy of creating holiday magic for today's kids.
Here's Terri's beautiful version of "Me and the Tree". The link will take you to an index page where you can 1) Click "meandthetree.mp3" to listen, or 2) Right-click "meandthetree.mp3", choose "save link as" or "save target as" (depending on your Internet browser) which will allow you to download the song to your computer (for burning your own CD or putting the song on your iPod). This is a free download, and it will be available through the end of the season.
Me and the Tree © December 2008 Tricia Mitchell, BMI, www.triciamitchell.com, Terri Fann, ASCAP, www.terrifann.com. Prod by Marvin Dykhuis, Terri Fann
"What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day." --Phyllis Diller
"The one thing women don't want to find in their stockings on Christmas morning is their husband."--Joan Rivers.
"Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas."--Johnny Carson.
"I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included."--Bernard Manning.
"I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph."
"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall."--Larry Wilde.
"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."
--Norman Vincent Peale