I have a confession to make. I listen to Christmas carols all year round. I sing Christmas carols all year round. My sons have listened to Christmas carols almost everyday this year.

That my sons listen to Christmas carols to go to sleep is not entirely my fault. My youngest son  Quinlan got very attached to the Veggie Tales Christmas album and the Barenaked ladies. From advent last year I set up a playlist to help the boys go to sleep and it stuck. I am willing to fight a lot of battles, but what they listen to at night to get to sleep is not one I am willing to fight. When I was singing to the boys to get them to sleep on the trip, it was a mixture of campfire songs and Christmas carols.

When I am feeling at all blue I might put on the Christmas Oratorio or Nana Mouskouri’s Christmas Album on, or I might sing some of my favourites to myself. That is it, I am a Christmas carol lover, anytime of the year. I just will not make anyone else listen to them before the beginning of Advent.

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