You Made This A Christmas to Remember…

If you know me, you should know what that title is from…my absolute FAVORITE Christ­mas Song.

Okay, you should know me pret­ty well…like fam­i­ly mem­ber well.

Any­ways, it isn’t Christ­mas unless I can hear that album… and for­tu­nate­ly for me, I have the orig­i­nal TV spe­cial that goes with it on VHS (that I hap­pened to con­vert to DVD last year!)

Don’t know how or when, but I know will meet again. Blowin back to some­hwere, like some wild rest­less winter’s wind.

Sor­ry, can you tell I am lis­ten­ing to it right now?

Tho the fire is hot, will just have to let it sim­mer

Every time I lis­ten to this song, I think of Amy. Actu­al­ly, any of those mushy kind of songs I think of my wife… You would think after being togeth­er for 10 years I would be over that… nope!

I have a feel­ing that I will be ram­bling in this post. It is 4:41 in the morn­ing and NOTHING to do at work…

CHRISTMAS… The snows comin down,
CHRISTMAS… I’m watchin it fall
CHRISTMAS… Lot’s of peo­ple around,
CHRISTMAS… Baby please come home

Sor­ry, anoth­er good Christ­mas song I like just came on. Ya know, I didn’t used to like Christ­mas. Okay, I did…but only because I got presents. But then I met Amy. And she total­ly changed my atti­tude about it.

Okay, I still like get­ting presents the most. But just hav­ing the house dec­o­rat­ed, Christ­mas music play­ing, bak­ing cook­ies, mak­ing fudge…you can’t help but get into the spir­it.

All I want for Christ­mas is you.…oooooooo Baby!

Hehe…I just got caught by a co-work­er rockin out to my Christ­mas music…I am just sit­tin here bop­pin my head away, like there is no tomorrow…hey, at least I am stay­ing awake! Unlike the rest of this week when I was sick…sick for 1.5 weeks!

Okay, back to my wife and Christmas…would you like to know what my most favoritest and mem­o­rable Christ­mas mem­o­ry is?

When I met Amy in ’97, it was around Octo­ber. We start­ed dat­ing in Novem­ber (Novem­ber 30 to be exact) and my Mom and I were the only ones you liked to dec­o­rate the house for Christ­mas.

My dad, the reg­u­lar scrooge when it came to dec­o­rat­ing (he liked the gift part) had us always put up dec­o­ra­tions on my mom’s birth­day (Dec. 16) and take them down the day after Christ­mas.

Not a whole lot of time to get into the Christ­mas mood.

Well, the year of 97 was pret­ty rough. I lost my job, my sis­ter was hav­ing per­son­al prob­lems, My mom was work­ing 3 jobs (found out lat­er to avoid my dad) and my life was very con­fus­ing.

So my mom and I were not going to dec­o­rate for Christ­mas. Add to that we didn’t real­ly have mon­ey for gifts, so Christ­mas was pret­ty bleak. I was real­ly bummed out, because it was a tra­di­tion with my mom and I as we dec­o­rate the tree with orna­ments my sis­ter and I made through­out the years.

I don’t remem­ber the date, but I think it was in the begin­ning of Decem­ber, Amy, My mom and I were gonna go to the Mall of Amer­i­ca. Except I was real­ly sick that Sat­ur­day, so my mom and Amy were gonna go, while I rest­ed. I lit­er­al­ly slept the whole day.

Final­ly that evening, Amy comes into my room and wakes me up. The room is pitch black and I am just out of it and not sure what is hap­pen­ing.

She helps me to the door and I can’t fig­ure out why the hall­way is so dark, it can’t be that dark in my house (I am still in my bed­room at this point)…

So I start to walk into the hall­way and there is paper cov­er­ing my door! Turns out it is wrap­ping paper! So I open my “Gift”, which is the rest of my house and walk into the liv­in­groom.

There is our Christ­mas tree, all decked out, dec­o­rat­ed. The rail­ing is all dec­o­rat­ed, the works. Top it off, there is presents under the tree too and a few of my friends are over as well!

Amy spent the day with my mom gath­er­ing my friends, buy­ing dec­o­ra­tions and presents and dec­o­rat­ing the house and wrap­ping gifts while I slept!

That was my favoritest Christ­mas ever! (Well, next to the shar­ing my children’s first Christ­mas’)

Isn’t she sweet. A year lat­er we find the actu­al presents she had bouht for me, but lost in the move to the mobile home in Hill­top. She bought me two Nike Brand Shirt and Boss Brand Jeans. The first actu­al brand name cloth­ing I ever had! I still have the jeans! I lost the shirts over the years.

Well, almost time for lunch for me…so I guess I should sign off now…

Have a Mer­ry Christ­mas all and a Hap­py New Year!

Oh, and in case you didin’t fig­ure it out, here is my favorite album and the lyrics to my favorite song:

My Fav Album!

Dol­ly & Kenny’s Once Upon A Christ­mas

A Christ­mas to Remem­ber

You’ve made this a Christ­mas to remem­ber
Spring­time feelin’s in the mid­dle of Decem­ber
Strangers meet and will­ing­ly sur­ren­der
Oh! What a Christ­mas to remem­ber

Almost went to Aspen but some­thing told me no
I con­sid­ered Mam­moth but there wasn’t enough snow
And I even thought of Gatlin­burg, it seemed so far to go
So I head­ed up to Tahoe for a Christ­mas on the slopes

And I had fan­ta­sized about Christ­mas in this way
Curled up by a fire­place in a Tahoe ski chalet
With a fast talk­ing lover and some slow burn­ing wood
But even in my wildest dreams it nev­er got this good and

You’ve made this a Christ­mas to remem­ber
Spring­time feelin’s in the mid­dle of Decem­ber
Change the radio and I’ll turn the lights down dim­mer
Oh! What a Christ­mas to remem­ber

Strangers when we met, lovers as we leave
Christ­mas to remem­ber, too good to believe
Don’t know how or when, but I know we’ll meet again
blowin’ back to some­where like some wild rest­less winter’s wind

And you’ve made this a Christ­mas to remem­ber
Spring­time feelin’s in the mid­dle of Decem­ber
Neath the mistle­toe you kissed me warm and ten­der
Oh! What a Christ­mas to remem­ber

We loved and laughed and played and joked
Sang Christ­mas songs and talked to folks
Sleighed the fields and skied the slopes
Then to the lodge for din­ner
Now it’s time for us to go
As our hearts melt like chim­ney snow
There’s just one thing I want to know
Both: Can we do this next win­ter
Both: Oh! What a Christ­mas to remem­ber

You’ve made this a Christ­mas to remem­ber
Spring­time feelin’s in the mid­dle of Decem­ber
Though the fire is hot, we’ll just have to let it sim­mer
Oh! What a Christ­mas to remem­ber

You’ve made this a Christ­mas to remem­ber (Dol­ly: I’m gonna remem­ber)
Spring­time feelin’s in the mid­dle of Decem­ber
Though it’s cold out­side we’ll just stoke the burn­ing embers
Oh! What a Christ­mas to remem­ber

Oth­er Favorite Christ­mas Albums are:
Mari­ah Carey’s Mer­ry Christ­mas

Celine Dion’s These are the Spe­cial Times

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