Thursday, November 08, 2007

Music to My Ears

I LOVE Christmas music, and it's all I'm playing now. I used to be one of those people who refused to listen to it until after Thanksgiving. Not any more. My BYU years taught me that starting to play Christmas music immediately following Halloween gave me hope. See, if I'm listening to the sounds of Christmas, that means it can't be very far away. And if it's close, why THAT means vacation time! Teaching has only increased my love for the sounds of the season. The thought of two weeks with no lesson planning, sleeping in, and drinking eggnog until I have to roll myself out of the kitchen sounds pretty appealing right now.

BESIDES, one month is just not enough TIME to fully savor Christmas tunes. It just doesn't fill the void left by the rest of the year.

If you are also a Christmas music fanatic, might I suggest for your computer workspace? Ever since Chad's amazing Aunt Andi recommended it, I've listened to it constantly anyway, but I just discovered they have HOLIDAY stations. If you've never checked out the website, it lets you design radio stations based on your music taste. For example, you can type in "Jack Johnson" and it will create a radio station that plays Jack Johnson and other artists who have a similar musical style. It is AMAZING!!! AND FREE!!! (The main reason it is exceptionally amazing!) Well, it turns out you can type in the name of any artist+holiday and it plays Christmas music by that artist and other similar artists. So. Unbelievably. Wonderful. And now the background music during my prep period. If you're about to go try it, might I suggest the Sarah McLachlan holiday station? I can't get enough.


  1. Thanks for that great tip Katie!!! I'm definitely going to have to check that out. :) Your argument for not waiting 'til after Thanksgiving is quite persuasive....I'll think about it.

  2. Haha...
    My husband called me the day after Halloween and said, "It's not here! The Christmas station isn't here!" He was so bummed out. We were happy when our local station really was playing Christmas music, but chose to do it only after 5pm. :-) That website really might be what we need to keep the nostalgic reminders of vacation coming.

  3. Katie - I stumbled across your blog and I had to say hello!!! I love LOVE christmas music and I am definitly going to have to check out that website. I could blast christmas music all day for Cambree and I!!! I did not know that you were teaching High school...oh man I loved teaching elementary but I don't think I would ever have the patience or tolerance for high schoolers!!!! It has been so so long since I have seen you - I was just remembering how we would always make flower press bookmarks and then put them in shoe boxes and burrying them with our treasures under those big trees by your house!!! fun times!!! you can check out my blog at

    -Tiffany (Byington) Fackrell

  4. Katie!

    it was great to hear from you! There is little I love more than a new blog to check out so I added you to my list :)

    I love blogging.... Kacey


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