Oy Vey! I thought I ran out of stuff to write because I’m running chaotic with last minute preps.
But no. Last night I was up till past 1:00 AM watching retro Christmas Shows. Do you have the channel “Get TV”? It’s one of those retro channels that are showcasing old TV variety shows pre-Christmas.
Thank goodness I don’t have that much to do today. I can laze and watch retro Christmas shows on this station!
Ever the good “Helicopter Mom”, I was by my phone checking out her flight status every five minutes. She flew into LaGuardia last night. Today she is at her dad’s and this evening the kids will drive here for Christmas.
Anyway, her flight was delayed and she didn’t land until 11:30 PM. We exchanged “Good Night” messages but I was so mesmerized by Miss Peggy Lee who was a guest on the Danny Kaye Christmas Show that I stayed up. No beauty sleep for this princess. Anyway, I woke up to a message from Oona that she left in the wee hours of the morning:
“Mom. Just a heads up. Please do NOT call me early in the morning. It is now 2 AM and I am sitting on the plane on the runway waiting for a gate. Gotta love LGA”
Christmas greatness. This brings me back to the good old days!
So in a few moments, I will gather my ironing and head downstairs to watch Shirley Temple in “The Little Princess” while ironing the table linens for tomorrow’s meal.
I’ll have a blast smoothing all this stuff out!
…and I’ll also be sure to bring plenty of Kleenex downstairs while watching this movie. I always cry like a baby when I watch this. Besides, it’s the holidays and I can’t wipe with my sleeve!
Then I will watch “Christmas With The King Family”…and “Perry Como’s Christmas” with special guests “The Carpenters”. I’m in retro TV heaven today!
I LIVED for The King Family shows. Especially The King Cousins. They are just so “perfect”. And the talented Alvino Ray and his talking guitar. I’m in heaven. Heaven!!!
I will watch this again. Who knew Peggy Fleming was multi-talented? She not only skated but she sang–or did she just move her lips???
Quite honestly, Karen Carpenter had one of the most clear and beautiful voices of all time!
Oh. I will also take a bath, shave my legs, do my face and put “real” clothes on! Oh. And I’ll start to decorate the 2015 Buche de Noel.
Phase One of 2015 Buche de Noel. Buttercream filling inside and ganache frosting on the outside. It’s in the freezer firming up. Tomorrow I’ll decorate it.
Merry Christmas. Again! XOXOXOXO
For Christmas Eve—Silent Night with The King Family!!