Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas! This is a wonderful time of year to reminisce. Many of us have emotional moments that are triggered at this time of year. Yet, if we can deliberately look for and recall the good memories, they will lift our spirits and encourage us to a place of peace, and nostalgia, and who knows… may even propel us to a place where we make better choices based on love and acceptance. We create space for future memories of Christmas past. You are invited to listen in as my wonderful sister, Lynn Petr, and I share some of our favorite holiday memories.

We encourage you to find time to share memories with your own family. Keep the customs alive. Though our parents are now past, they left a legacy of precious memories based on moments they created, especially around Christmas time. What customs do you still practice from your childhood, and what special traditions have you created for yourself and your children? Enjoy the songs, the stories, and remember to resurrect the old memories and make new ones to treasure.

Song Lineup

White Christmas – Bing Crosby – https://youtu.be/w9QLn7gM-hY

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas – Perry Como https://youtu.be/KmddeUJJEuU

The 12 Days of Christmas – Bing Crosby / Andrews Sisters – https://youtu.be/9QPQI5QUs74

Up On The Housetop – Gene Autrey – https://youtu.be/5xSlmQkIz8w 

Oh Tannenbaum – Nat King Cole – https://youtu.be/M0hc-M-0jyI

Stille Nacht – Franz Gruber – https://youtu.be/HWl2x7i9zXU

We Need A Little Christmas – New Christy Minstrels – https://youtu.be/h1bO9NK5Acs

Tennessee Christmas – Alabama – https://youtu.be/MsSo3F8LNII

Grandma Got Run Over by Reindeer – Alabama – https://youtu.be/6c8GlSb6XlA

Let There be Peace on Earth – Vince Gill – https://youtu.be/5AH_BMw5axU