I love music. I played in school bands through college and sang in choir through graduate school and even for a few years as an adult when my kids were small. My husband and son both lead singing at our church, and all three kids play instruments. One of the ladies from church who babysat for us one summer called us the Family von Trapp. LOL.
During the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, there is much music and singing going on in the Witemeyer household. Straight with No Chaser and Pentatonix are some of the favorite albums (love those A Capella harmonies!) but I’m a sucker for the classics as well. Alternating Bing Crosby, Barbara Streisand, and Josh Groban just makes me happy.
With all the shopping, baking, party hosting, and gift wrapping to do on top of the regular 8 to 5 responsibilities, the holiday season can be incredibly stressful. So to help you and me both deal with the extra stress in a positive manor, I’ve recruited some puppets to help lighten the load. A little music, a little laughter, and a whole lot of fun. As Proverbs 17:22 says, A cheerful heart is good medicine. And boy, do I need a dose.
First is my favorite muppet of all time – Beaker – and his hilarious version of Ode to Joy.
Second is a wonderful Christian parody of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. This was sung by a Christian group called Apologetix – the Bethlehemian Rhapsody. Such a clever telling of the nativity story to a song that while fabulous musically has rather depressing lyrics. This new version is filled with hope and truth. Love this!
- What are your favorite ways to de-stress during the holidays?