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Tunes Tuesday: Christmas is All Around Us

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Copyright JC Politi Photography

I admit it – this song is not exactly poetic. But I wanted to feature a holiday song and it seems that there are not a lot of holiday songs that are lyrical masterpieces.

This song is from the movie Love Actually. If you haven’t seen this movie, rent it tonight. It is the perfect mix of humor, emotion and festivity, without being too sacchariney sweet. We watch it every year to get into the holiday mood and it never fails to lift our spirits and get us ready for the season.

Be sure to watch the youtube clip below!

Chistmas is All Around Us
Billy Mack, Love Actually

I feel it in my fingers,
I feel it in my toes,
Christmas is all around me,
and so the feeling grows

It’s written in the wind,
It’s everywhere I go,
So if you really love Christmas,
C’mon and let it snow?

You know I love Christmas
I always will
My mind’s made up
The way that I feel
There’s no beginning
There’ll be no end
Cuz on Christmas,
You can depend

You gave your presents to me
And I gave mine to you
I need Santa beside me
In everything I do

You know I love Christmas
I always will
My mind’s made up
The way that I feel
There’s no beginning
There’ll be no end
Cuz on Christmas,
You can depend

Cuz on Christmas,
You can depend

It’s written on the wind
It’s everywhere I go
So if you really love me
C’mon and let it snow?
C’mon and let it snow?
So if you really love
C’mon and let it
If you really love me
C’mon and let it
Now if you really love me
C’mon and let it snow?

What do you think? What is your favorite holiday movie? Why? What are your favorite holiday songs? Which holiday songs have the best lyrics, in your opinion?

I woud love to hear your thoughts. Thank you for reading!

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Finally Time to Trade in the Car: NPR’s Car Talk Comes to an End

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The New York Times reported today that, after 35 years of broadcasting episodes of Car Talk, the hilarious Magliozzi brothers will be retiring.

Just writing about Car Talk makes me smile. For years, these brothers have made millions of people laugh, as they diagnose car problems based on owners’ descriptions of the issue. These descriptions frequently include attempts to reproduce the sounds that the car is making, which is usually highly comical in and of itself.

But these funny men also know cars. The program is a great mix of education and hilarity. I have missed many of their shows and will likely be able to listen to rebroadcasts for years. But this announcement does feel a bit like the end of an era.

The success of this particular program is amazing to me in some ways. Who would guess that a show about auto repair would capture the hearts and minds of millions of listeners?

I am sure that some of the success comes from the simple fact that it seemed as if the brothers were having an absolute blast every minute, making themselves laugh at least as much as they were making us laugh. Perhaps that is the key to success – do what you love and enjoy every minute of it.

What do you think? Have you listened to the Car Talk program? Does this program bring back any memories for you? What do you think has led to the success of this program? Are there other NPR programs that you enjoy as much? What was your favorite part of the program?

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