Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

December 13, 2015
It is a rainy morning here in Rockwall Texas and as I sip on my coffee and look out the Hotel room window I find myself  feeling a little merry and a little melancholy all at the same time.
Christmas has a way of bundling up all of those feelings in one neatly wrapped package, and it seems the cloaked sky, and droplets of rain pitter pattering on the window jar many memories of Merry Little Christmases of long ago.

Today I am thinking of my sweet parents and envisioning my Mother standing on a makeshift scaffolding in the snow hanging up Christmas lights on the eaves of our
red brick house.
I don't know how she did, but she was always one of the most capable people I have ever know.
Oh, she was such a wonderful woman, full of sugar a little sassy spice and truly everything

Hope you have sweet memories today and if they are laced with a little melancholy, that is alright too. 

So today I am sharing with you one of my favorite Instrumental Christmas Songs.
A touching video accompanies the music.


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  1. I was putting up the tree yesterday with Christmas music playing, and I was thinking "why are so many Christmas songs so sad" ... this is the song that was playing (Judy Garland's version). I guess a lot of people feel the same melancholy side of Christmas when we are missing loved ones, and things aren't the same as they used to be. Kenny G does a lovely rendition of this song.

    Now Jemma, head over to Amy's (Love Made my Home) to read a quick little post that should lift your spirits today. Here's the link:

    Hugs to you!

  2. It sure does bring back childhood memories. And mine are all so good...I miss that magical time surrounded be family. I hope the sun comes out and you have a beautiful day my friend. Hugs, Diane

  3. Hello Jemma, I think we all have some wonderful memories of Christmas and family. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

  4. As I put the tree up I was thinking of how magical my mother made decorating the tree each year when we were little. Sure would love to go back in time, just once more!
    You must be getting anxious to get into your new home...
    Merry Christmas!

  5. Thank you for stopping by my blog Jemma, I am glad that Wendy pointed you my way and that my post perhaps cheered you up! xx

  6. I'm so sorry you're not in your home yet. One thing I've learned, they never have it built when they say they will, for whatever reason! You're handling it like a trooper though.

  7. Oh this is a beautiful song. I've always loved Kenny G.

    Now if you decide you want to go Tuesday just email me tomorrow or call me. Eilis and I are leaving my house at 10:15 Tuesday. You should go!

  8. Merry Christmas, Jemma. I know you will be glad to get in your new home. Christmas does have the same effect on me. A bit sad and happy at the same time.

  9. Merry Christmas sweet Jemma. Christmas isn't about WHERE we are, but who we are and who we are with. I know your Christmas will be joyous, because you possess a joy filled heart.

    (But nevertheless, I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed that you'll wake up Christmas morning in your new home!).

  10. Oh, I love this song, Jemma, and this version is such a lovely one. Your dear mom sounds wonderful doing so many special things for her family. I sure miss my mom and dad at this time of year. But I have taken on my mom's traditions and made a few of my own to keep her alive in my heart. If you talked with your daughter, she may have told you that we had LOTS of rain here today also.

    Have yourself a Merry little Christmas, Jemma. You are such a special soul.

    love, ~Sheri

  11. I always get melancholy around Christmas for things that might have been or wish they were. But you are is okay! I usually approach the holidays with a little dread but I am finding that if live them in the PRESENT, it makes them more enjoyable. How exciting that you will be in a new home soon and listening to rain pitter patter on your windows there!

  12. I always miss my dad and loved ones this time of mom is not well, hospice care now, and it's a bittersweet holiday.

  13. Christmas is just not the same for me anymore. I really work on being grateful and doing all the things I can but not as much as I used to. :) I love Kenny G and this is a very special song...thank you for sharing!


  14. I agree with you about some of the melancholy aspects of Christmas. There's so much longing and remembering about this season. But there is much joy, too.

  15. Just sending you a hug!!
    I know that if you could just get into your new home, it would make things a bit better. Christmas is hard in a motel room!!!
    Many blessings to you,


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