Friday, October 4, 2013

Hunting Down Holiday Music {it's the most wonderful time of the year!}

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Every year around this time I start the search for pieces of holiday and Christmas related music to choreograph dances to for upcoming performance opportunities for some of the dance classes that I teach. In years past it's a task that I would dread. I would spend hours lamenting about how the beautiful, wide world of music became whittled down to a fraction of its glorious self when the main focus was Christmas music. Like being forced to stay just on a floating piece of wood instead of the whole ship.

Oh, and by the way, Rose and Jack could have both totally fit on that door...

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Last year I rolled up my sleeves, pulled on my big girl panties and straightened out my tiara. I ventured out of the box I allowed my vision of holiday music to be and started kicking over some different stones. I was pretty delighted with much of what I found. Here's a post from last year about it.

I haven't really found any new albums or singles this year that tickle my fancy, but I do have quite a lot from last year to rummage through. That's this year's challenge. Perhaps I will find that shiny new toy (movie soundtracks are my favs) this year after all. While searching for Christmas music to choreograph to is not high on my list of enjoyable tasks, I really dig listening to Christmas music around the holidays. One of the local radio stations in my area shifts their entire playlist to holiday music the day after Thanksgiving. I will usually play it while driving around in the car. But not while hitting Black Friday sales, because nobody has offered to drive me store to store while I ply myself with shots of J├Ąger. That's the only way I'm doing BF. Good luck getting me out of my mashed potato and gravy coma.

Thanks for hanging out.

Enjoy the dance that is life!


Do you have a favorite Christmas song or album?


  1. Okay, my favorite holiday song is Cha-Cha All the Way by the Capitol Studio Orchestra on the Ultra-Lounge Christmas Cocktails, Pt. 1. Yes, more cow-bell and, frankly, more cha-cha are needed. Then I can work off my nog!

  2. On an unrelated note, can you provide the name of the song and the artist for that super fun flamenco style dance in your zumba class? Very catchy and fun!

    1. I think the song is Tu Bomboncito. It is a fun one. I had trouble finding a version on itunes. I will dig deeper.
      I used to think the song was about a guy who was kind of a womanizer, but Jesus (from class) translated it for me. It's the other way around. Saucy! It is one of my favorites.