Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Music for Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve, dear friends! I hope you all are able to spend the next few days with the people you love the most. Matt and I will be driving down to my hometown in southwest Virginia on Friday, to spend time with  my family and see a dear friend get married. For today, I have a special Christmas playlist that I actually put together last year, for a guest post on the Freckled Italian. 

Christmas music is incredibly special to me, as dorky as that sounds. You know how it's said that scent ties strongly to memory? While I believe that to be true, I also believe that a certain song can trigger memories just as easily as any old smell, and for me, that holds especially true for Christmas music.

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Can you spot me? I'm OBVI the one in the all pink, Little Mermaid outfit. Even at a young age, I was a style icon.
Just a few notes, and I'm instantly transported back to childhood, the soft glow of the Christmas lights in the background, cookies baking in the oven, and the pleasant smell of fires burning in chimneys all over the countryside. I'm reminded of running wild all over my grandparents' house with my cousins, putting on my prettiest dress for Christmas Eve mass, and sipping sparkling cider in wine glasses so we could feel like adults. Christmas music brings me back to seasons past, times of warmth and love, and the belief in magic and miracles, even in the shortest, darkest days of the year.

Since we'll be busy traveling and partying it up like a Power Couple, I may not be around here for a few days. But, you can probably find me on Instagram and Twitter, and I will try to get back to it as soon as possible. Who knows how many blog posts I'll manage before grad school begins to destroy my life again! For now, I leave you with a playlist of my very favorite holiday songs for you on this Christmas Eve--I hope it warms your heart and overwhelms you with the happiest of memories.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

All Love,

Kate





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