Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Christmas Miracle

A couple of weeks ago my sister-in-law Kelly asked me to copy our Christmas music for a party she was having. "Sure," I said. "I'd be glad to!"

I'm just that kind of sister-in-law.

So I looked for our Christmas music, which we've had for years and must have played when we were last here for Christmas in 2009.

I couldn't find it.

I looked in the Christmas boxes, I looked in with our other music, but those ol' Christmas CDs of ours were nowhere to be found.

Now, I must admit, I'm not a huge fan of the genre. Most of it makes me want to off myself. But we do own some pretty good Christmas music -- or, I guess, did, since it seems to be gone forever.

Hmmmmm, maybe I did shitcan it all back in 2009. Which, frankly, is fine with me. But it didn't do Kelly any good.

But I was able to come up with two CDs for her. One that was in our computer:

Sugar Plums: Holiday Treats from Sugar Hill, which is really the only Christmas CD anybody ever needs, because it is awesome . . .

. . . and . . .

Christmas with The Rat Pack, which MB burned for me last year.

Kelly thought she was getting about 10 CDs and she got two. Hey, whaddyagonnado?

I casually mentioned my plight to my family in an email and guess what happened?

No, Santa didn't deliver -- he's busy these days, you know.

No, my two favorite Mixologist Elves pulled through: my sister MB and my brother-in-law Mr. Can-O-Beans.

Just look what they sent me:

Christmas (aka MB Christmas Mix 1)

Christmas Music (aka MB Christmas Mix 2)

A Very She & Him Christmas

Christmas, Chris Isaak

X-mas Mixie Poo 1

X-mas Mixie Poo 2

It's A Christmas Miracle, 2011 style.

(And Kelly, I've got you covered for 2012.)


Dawnie said...

Aw. How about that family? :)

Springer Kneeblood said...

I know you don't believe in Spotify (it's not vinyl and it's not a CD), but I think your music sourcerers could make a bundle creating Spotify playlists.

MB said...

LOVE! And I must burn a copy of your She & Him Christmas for myself!! xo

Me, You, or Ellie said...




Me, You, or Ellie said...

Ellie, you do know that everybody is going to want a copy of ALL of them now, don't you? (hint, hint)

You've got some impressive peeps, though, that is fo' sure.

Love you and your anti-Chrsitmas music sentiments, and the fact that you now have more kick ass Christmas music than anyone I know ;-)


Pat said...

I have several bluegrass Christmas albums Including one by David Grisman. Shall I make copies to add to your collection?

likes x-mas music in central pa said...

I'm with Beth..let me know when you need my address.
I think I'm still waiting for a CD from Beth (hint..hint)

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Oh yeah, a special Ben Harper CD just for you! So sorry. I will mail it for your birthday (don't say I never gave you anything!)

Need to get itunes on my new computer...but my husband just picked up a nasty internt virus, so I've been battling that insead. sigh.


ksh. said...

Thank you, Ellie!
Sister-in-law and owner-to-be of lots of Christmas music,
Thank you two too, MB and Mr. Can-o-beans!
Merry Christmas All!