I always think of Perry Como at Christmas.
My dad loved Perry and so I watched Mr. C’s shows–in black and white; yes, I’m that old–and even after I left my parents’ home, I watched the Christmas specials in living color. It just wasn’t Christmas if I missed Perry!
Good, old Perry, gone these fifteen years. I miss him. And this year, I’m missing Dad, and Mom, too. And I miss the Beneficent Mr. Hall, who basically sat on the couch from December 1st on while I ran around like the holiday Little Red Hen, doing everything.
Hard to believe I miss that, but yeah, I even miss Mister Man ditching his holiday duties.
So it’s a little bit of a hard candy Christmas here at the Hall House. But like Dolly sings, I won’t let sorrow get me down. Because you know what I’m not missing? The love of Christ and family and friends far and near. I’ve got lots of love walking with me this Christmas and that’s still about the best gift ever.
And so for those of you having any kind of a hard time this holiday, I’m sending a special song, from Mr. C. himself, singing in one of his very early–yes, it’s in black and white–Christmas specials. You’ll never walk alone, friends.
Ah, yes. Perry Como. Always loved listening to him. It’s funny how much I enjoy the music of singers I grew up hearing, especially during the holiday season. I guess it does bring a sense of peace, serenity, and connection with all those we loved.
Thinking of you and everyone who will be missing someone dear to them this Christmas.
I watched those black and whites with you 🙂 I loved Mr. C and I was thinking about him yesterday. After watching a movie with a Johnny Mathis Christmas tune, my old brain flooded with the past. Thank you for sharing, Cathy. I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hugs!
Wishing you all the best this Christmas, Cathy, and long into the New Year. Sending good thoughts your way from our little household here in FL – from those of us with shells and those of us without. 🙂
Sending you a great big hug. The holidays are difficult for many. Perry transports me back to my early days. Andy Williams had a theater in Branson,MO. I always intended to go. But never did.
Cathy, Thanks, I enjoyed. Homer
Cathy–You have lots of “family” here in St. Louis–at least the kind of family you can pick and choose.
I’ve forgotten how cute your “snowfall” is on your blog and I had forgotten all about Perry Como. Thanks for that walk down memory lane. (My parents–of course–like Mr. C too.)
Have a wonderful Christmas, Cathy.
Thanks for this. I needed it this week. As usual, you’re Yoda-ing even when you don’t know it. 🙂 You know I love you, lady. Wishing many blessings to you and your kids this Christmas.
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Wow that was awesome !! Love in our hearts for you and all those wonderful people we miss! love Deb
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