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Deck the halls with music

By Tara Zandra | December 5, 2012

December Photo Project- Day 5

Music has always been an important part of my life and Christmas music especially. When I was 6ish, I had one of those little record players in a suitcase- who didn’t? At Christmas time I would play my children’s Christmas albums, (one of them Disney, of course) and dance around the record player while singing along. In my play, I imagined I was one of the kids in the children’s chorus and new every inflection by heart.

In high school, I joined a church just so I could sing in the choir (betcha didn’t know that, did you?).

When I worked at Disneyland, I sang in the cast member choir for the Candlelight performances (it’s a Christmas program at Disneyland). One of my regrets is I only did it for 3 years and felt I didn’t have time the other years. This year, alumnis were invited back- but I didn’t get that memo until far too late.

With all of that, I don’t actually sing very well; at least, I guess I don’t as I’ve never done any better than a chorus member, but that doesn’t diminish my joy. I also do not play a musical instrument- I chose chorus in elementary school instead of an instrument. My children, however, do. They both play violin- Tabitha for almost 7 years, and Daisy for almost 2 years. This year they are both learning Deck the Halls- the melody is at Daisy’s level, and Tabitha will provide the more complicated harmony. I cannot wait to hear my girls play beautiful Christmas music together.

Tonight’s picture is of Miss Daisy, practicing “Deck the Halls” for her mama.


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2 Responses to “Deck the halls with music”

  1. Carol Says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Such a sweet photo! I love the violin. I have zero musical ability. Thank goodness my kids all take after my husband in that regard.

  2. Mel Says:
    December 16th, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Yup, had a suitcase record player as a kid! Played music constantly. I did NOT know you were into singing, interesting!