There are those who are quick to get into the holiday spirit, and there are those who blog angrily about how they saw candy canes on the Wal-Mart shelves before Halloween. To satisfy those in the former group, radio stations have been jumping on the 24-hour holiday music train since the mid-1990s. To the disappointment of the latter, the trend is gaining momentum and starting earlier than ever this year.
Christmastime means performances filled with gaudy, poorly composed pieces whose only purpose is to rouse the spirits of audiences. But still, the band manages to add a little spark into each one that has me giving a standing ovation like the rest. It’s perfect as always.
“I despise Christmas and I always will!” ---this was a common monologue I had with my lonely self around this time of year. I continued on my daily evening saunter, in the bitter, cold air, gazing at the children on the other side of the fence playing outdoors in the mounds of white snow. Joyously appearing as if layering ten garments for the sake of stepping outside was to be fun. I would like to believe that I do not envy the children with happy childhoods and amorous families, but I know dejectedly, I still do. You could call me a “Grinch” during this time of year I guess. But overall, I find the holiday of Christmas extremely irritating and obnoxious.
Christmas jingles are merrily bouncing through Achilles walls, and Mariah has reassured us more than a few times that all she wants for Christmas is, indeed, us. The tree’s alight, presents wrapped up snug under its branches, and we’re busier than elves. Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s keen on some Reindeer Milk!
If you've got quite the age,you've realised Christmas has changed over the year. A survey conducted in recent years revealed that 54% agreed that Christmas was an over-rated holiday whereas 44% disagreed. Quite the surprise. But it's proof that people are becoming too accustomed to the idea of Christmas and is slowly losing its value. This is due to being exposed to hundreds of commercials,décor and people constantly talking about it,months prior to said holiday. People have built a tolerance and as a consequence,it has lost any meaning besides another point in life.
Zimmer teamed up with his collaborators like Heitor Pereira, Lorne Balfe, Atli Örvarsson (who have worked with Zimmer on many other film projects) and English singer- songwriter Imogen Heap. Yet since it is a holiday movie you do have your Christmas songs but they have a different feel to them, not the usual warm fuzzy feeling of Christmas it has a very adult like sort of depressing tone. However the songs are ideal for the theme of the film, take for example Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas whose meaning is perfect for the film because it is talking about the hope of a new beginning by shining a new light to this Christmas
When my favorite song, Let Me Love You by Justin Bieber and DJ Snake, comes on it makes me want to dance; however, I am not a belieber so if a song like What do you mean by Justin Bieber comes on, it makes me want to rip out my hair. If a slow song comes on, it makes me tired or sad, when a fast song comes on it makes me wanna dance like nobody’s watching, or it makes me joyful. When Christmas songs come one, sad ones like Grandma Got Ran Over By a Reindeer it makes me question if Christmas is even cheerful, but if All I want For Christmas by Mariah Carey comes on I’m cheerful and in the holiday mood! These songs prove that every song makes you feel a different
Let me apologize in advance. I suspect that it was not the best decision to air this film after one of the most outstanding nights in Hallmark's "Countdown to Christmas." In many ways, this is a potential disenchantment after the massive promotion for Mariah Carey's directorial debut and her Christmas special. This may be considered a bit a anticlimactic. And regrettably, anything that follows this grand night will probably be viewed that way. However, in another sense, things are winding down for Christmas, so maybe this is the perfect film to sit back and relax with the family while sipping hot cocoa and devouring a colossal bowl of popcorn. And thankfully, this film still has Hallmark's charm, wit, and guaranteed picture-perfect ending.
It’s a-okay to grin ear to ear when you hear Mariah Carey’s Christmas hits and when you're lounging around in your candy-cane pajamas with your family and sweater-wearing dogs watching Christmas movies that range from the classics, to the cheesy Lifetime ones. Maybe these things aren’t what we are supposed to be valuing during Christmas time, but when it’s all people can talk and tweet about it, then how can we minimize others happiness even if it is overhyped. What we can do, is begin to recognize that Christmas time is what you make of it, and if you’re the type of person that makes it the time when you pay for the Starbucks drink of the person behind you in the drive-thru and about donating to charities, then donate to something you believe in. Don’t just do it because you were raised with a family that has always donated, don’t over exaggerate what your contributions mean to a person in need. Take pride in your flashing Christmas lights, take pride in the snowmen you brought to life in your backyard, take pride in the meaningful gifts you buy for those you hold dear, but most importantly; take pride in the charity you do and the donations you give, because the difference you are making in a person’s life is valued by them, and it needs to be valued by you
Three words come to mind when I think about the Christmas season: faith, hope and love. The faith that there is a divine power who watches over us each and every day. The hope of a better day today and a greater tomorrow still to come. The love of family and warm friends preparing a holiday meal and breaking bread with one another. These three emotions are the reasons this particular time of year fills my heart with such excitement. A hope for a sense of awakening religious traditions and the spiritual realization of the genuine meaning of Christmas.
Three words come to mind when I think about the Christmas season: faith, hope and love. The faith that there is a divine power who watches over us each and every day. The hope of a better day today and a greater tomorrow still to come. The love of family and warm friends preparing a holiday meal and breaking bread with one another. These three emotions are the reasons this particular time of year fills my heart with such joy. A hope for a sense of awakening religious traditions and the spiritual realization of the true meaning of Christmas.
A lot of people look forward to Christmas season, especially retailers because sales gets a boost. It is the reason why a lot of shopping malls air Christmas songs ahead of the Yuletide season.
Kasey is a persistent girl, so she did not let me rest. She left my room but yelled up the stairs at me until I agreed to get up. I slowly stomped down the stairs and slumped on the couch so she would cease her incessant hollering. My sister sat my gifts wrapped in shiny Christmas paper on the smooth leather surface beside me. My mother always rules we take turns opening the boxes, so Kasey’s loud shrieks commanded me to open a present so she could open another. I tore off the paper with all the excitement I could muster in my exhausted state and graciously rejoiced each gift I received. I still loved this wonderful holiday, but it seemed to have stopped loving me.
As the year draws to an end, the holiday spirit is in the air (quite
Although the vast majority of the orphanage adored Christmas, Mia was not a big fan of this holiday in particular. People say that Christmas is filled with happiness and cheer, but Mia just did not see it like that. She had no family, no one barely talked to her at the orphanage, and she had little to no belongings whatsoever. She thought of Christmas as just another day in the year, just another day in her boring life as she would say.