I know I posted about this last year around this time, but it's something in my head so I'll do it again..
I was never ONE for listening to Christmas songs too early in the season or even for putting up the tree until the second (or third, eek) week of December. But of course the night we did this was always a special ONE.
As the tree was being put up I'd dig out an old cassette I'd bought from Avon with various artists singing Christmas songs. I always played the same song first and it was always the beginning of the holiday season in our home.
We'd string popcorn and Froot Loops cereal for garland. I think as much got eaten as was strung for the tree. Hot chocolate was plentiful. With marshmallows for those who liked them.
Somewhere along the way I lost the cassette.. and cassette players got phased out anyway. But last year after much searching I found the song on someone's website and
Anyway.. this year my son went searching for the song and I think he found it the same place I had last year. He
This song always makes me cry when I hear it.. it has so many wonderful memories attached to it. The fact that it holds the same memories for my son touches my heart more than I can say.
Here it is. The Avon cassette is the only place Judy Collins recorded it..