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Friday Favorite: Actual Fridays

January 17th, 2014

Someone pointed out that my Friday Favorite post yesterday was actually posted on Thurs.  For some reason I thought it was Friday, no doubt all the late nights recently have been catching up with me.  Or perhaps it’s my fault for not making/ordering a Chiot’s Run calendar this year!
Now that Mr Chiots and I have quit filming wedding, Fridays actually mean a weekend is coming up. Even though we often still work on the weekends, we’ve been trying hard to take time off on both Saturday and Sunday. It’s rather nice now that Fridays mean there will be a few days off!

Do you ever get mixed about which day it is?

Friday Favorite: Christmas Music

December 10th, 2010

Mr Chiots and I are HUGE fans of Christmas music. We have an extensive collection with 492 songs on our playlist, yeah that’s right 492 different Christmas songs on our iPod. Our tastes vary quite a bit, we have everything from traditional blue grass, and George Strait, to Elvis, Johnny Mathis, and other classics. We also have some rock versions and of course no Christmas music collection is complete without Vince Guaraldi’s Charlie Brown Christmas. I have some very talented friends that came out with a small Christmas album last year that we love as well, check it out Ellery Christmas.

I think my all time favorite Christmas song is O Come All Ye Faithful by Sara Evans with Suzy Snowflake by Rosemary Clooney (listen to it on YouTube) and Blue Christmas by Elvis coming in a close second. We have an old Bluegrass Christmas CD that you can’t find any more that’s our all-time favorite when it comes to entire albums. Here are a few of our other most favorite albums:

There are few kinds of Christmas music we don’t really enjoy, things like Manheim Steamroller and Trans-Siberian Orchestra are just not our thing.

Does Christmas music play in your car and home during the holiday season, what are some of your favorites?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.