My first intention for tonight was to head on down to the local carols in the park for some festive cheer and fun.
‘Twas not to be. Hubbie was tired from work and not ‘feeling it.’
We settled in for a night of carols on TV instead – if I couldn’t have them in person I had to have them someway, right?
“Don’t they do those on Christmas Eve?” Hubbie asked me.
Automatically I responded –
“Channel 7 do Carols in the Domain the Saturday before Christmas, in Sydney… Channel 9 do Carols by Candlelight on Christmas Eve from Melbourne.”
BAM! Just like that. All Christmas worded-up and everything.
Well I have been watching them all my life, I SHOULD KNOW.
Knowing the Wiggles were on in the first part of the night, we all sat down while baby girl asked repeatedly when they were going to be on.
She totally made up for it when they did arrive on screen, and she danced along to them while we watched her, revelling in her happiness and joy.
There wasn’t a lot of quiet in our house tonight. We weren’t all seriously watching the carols and singing along with our flashlight features turned on on our phones… we were talking over one another, tuning in and out to songs on telly, singing along to some and talking about our goals for next year and just having the best time together.
We didn’t need no community park concert. We were all we needed.
And then I looked outside and – YES! – our new solar Christmas light was working!
It looked magical 🙂
My memories of Christmas carols stem way back. Growing up on Christmas Eve I’d sit in the lounge room with my Dad as they played, and Mum would come in and out, busy in her preparations for a big family Christmas lunch the next day. We would then wait up ’til midnight and exchange presents, wishing each other a Merry Christmas, and go to bed excited and buzzing that Christmas was finally here.
They are the best memories.
Well we made some of our own tonight. And though the night actually started out pretty average and flat… as soon as the carols started, something magical occurred in our lounge room.
It was, Christmas magic. ♥