1. Noël Ensemble
This first song is for my family in Cheticamp and in other parts of Canada. Just like Mama et Papape, you may not be with me here in person, but in my heart, we are together. At this time of year, I'm flooded with the memories of Christmases we spent together, surprise visits, nieces & nephews fighting for Papape's lap, Paul stealing Mam's doughnuts, Papape more excited than any kid, Nora always crying during the Muppet Xmas Movie, all the board game marathons at Bernice & Victor's…Indeed, in my spirit, nous passerons toujours Noel Ensemble. xoxo
2. Il est ne le divin enfant
One of my childhood favourites (and Mama's too). I think the best interpretation is by Aurelie Cormier and Ashley MacIsaac. You can preview it by clicking on #4 on the iTunes link below:
3. Charlie Brown Christmas Dance
Yep, even in a French Acadian village, I grew up with the annual Charlie Brown Christmas Special.
This one by Vince Guaraldi is my favourite from that album.
4. The Grinch Song!
Who can resist the Grinch? He's just so cute!!
5. O Holy Night / Minuit Chretien
This is my all-time favourite Xmas song. I wish I had the version that the choir sings at midnight mass in my hometown, Cheticamp. However, this version by Rita MacNeil seems especially fitting, given that Cape Breton lost Rita this year. RIP Rita.
In closing, I would like to wish all my blog readers a very,
Merry Christmas & a most joyful New Year!!
May you dance! May you laugh!
May you be surrounded with love!