It’s Friday, and you know what that means! But first I’m going to share an unprecedented Friday Worst: Laryngitis. This is perhaps the most frustrating predicament for any music therapist, teacher, or anyone who needs a voice to do his/her job. And I must be a glutton for punishment, because I get a pretty severe case of laryngitis at least once a year, rendering me pretty much useless when it comes to my work.
But I must press on, so here I am, sharing with you today’s Friday Fave: White Christmas. I’m referring to the 1954 film starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera Ellen, and most notably, the music of Irving Berlin. It has been one of my favorites since I was little, and it is just as much a holiday necessity as putting up a Christmas tree in my house.
Because I’ve seen the movie more times than I can count, I can sing along with every song and even recite most of the lines. My favorites songs include “Sisters”, “Snow”, “Blue Skies”, and of course, the title song, “White Christmas”. I recently purchased the sheet music collection so now I can play and sing the tunes. The greatest thing about this movie is that the whole family can watch and enjoy it. I watched it with my family growing up, and when Zach and I start a family, it will no doubt become a tradition for us.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s edition of Friday’s Fave…now go out and sing some Christmas carols, because I sure can’t!