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Top Ten Thursday- Christmas Music

There are really way too many for this topic, so this was a tough list to pull together, but no Christmas is complete without hearing these on shuffle …and repeat.

The first four are my most favorite, and actually sing all year round. 🙂

Valeria’s Top Ten Thursday Favorite CHRISTMAS MUSIC

  1. O Holy Night– Josh Groban

  2. Sleigh Ride– Ella Fitzgerald

  3. White Christmas– The Drifters (You really need to hear my rendition of this classic.)

  4. The Christmas Song– Nat King Cole

  5. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree– Brenda Lee

  6. Santa Baby– Eartha Kitt

  7. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm– Dean Martin

  8. Holly Jolly Christmas– Burl Ives

  9. White Christmas– Bing Crosby

  10. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town- Jackson 5

Let me know your favorite Christmas tunes!

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Top Ten Thursday- Favorite Thanksgiving Traditions

Top Ten Thursday on a Wednesday? What!?

Yes, my second Top Ten Thursday post is on a Wednesday.  For good reason though.  I won’t be able to post tomorrow, and before I am engulfed in prepping for the big day today, I am publishing my… Top Ten Thursday -Favorite Thanksgiving Traditions today!

Valeria’s Top Ten Favorite THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS

  1. Cleaning the capon and prepping for the big dinner the day before with my mom (and dad!). I just love spending this day together.  She still teaches me so much even after all these years doing it together.

  2. Making my mother’s sausage stuffing, which we stuff in the bird and in mushrooms..and this year, making a lb more just to have all weekend long! 🙂  My mom is a very special cook, so knowing I am carrying this tradition on makes me beam from the inside.   

  3. Heading out early for the RHS’s (high school alma mater) big pancake breakfast and football game with friends.  You guessed it, this is my husband’s tradition! But he is back early to give me a hand. 🙂

  4. Getting all dressed up after putting the bird in the oven, then having to wear my colorful apron till guests arrive.  I am so looking forward to my new outfit this year with that apron! 

  5. Blaring jazz while cooking. Which turns into dancing with my kids… singing.  I do love me some Ella!

  6. Tasking our daughters to make homemade place cards. They have come up with some clever personalized drawings for each person.

  7. Setting up the TV room for the girls to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Which, I run in and out of  the room explaining all the vintage balloons while cooking! 

  8. Giving a toast before dinner begins. Cheers!

  9. Listening to everyone say what they are thankful for around the table; the girls always write out a sentimentally beautiful list to share. 

  10. The best tradition of them all…  EATING!!! 

I would love to hear about all of your Thanksgiving traditions, so share them by commenting below here, on Twitter or on FB!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with all your family and friends! I will post about our Thanksgiving, which will start with this.. my Thanksgiving Day Cooking Plan (P). I CANNOT WAIT!

xoxoxo

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Top Ten Thursday- Podcasts

For my first Top Ten Thursday I am choosing to list out my favorite podcasts. I listen to so many, but these are by far my favorites. Especially while driving. Or at a stand still in traffic. Between conference calls. While doing my makeup. At the gym. Basically, everywhere!

So let’s go!

Valeria’s Top Ten Favorite PODCASTS

  1. The Moth (performing arts, storytelling)

  2. Startalk Radio (science, math)

  3. Joe Rogan Experience (comedy, celebrity)

  4. Armchair Expert (comedy, celebrity)

  5. FiveThirtyEight: Politics (news, politics)

  6. Come to Papa (comedy)

  7. WDW Radio Show (travel, disney)

  8. IndieFeed (alternative music)

  9. The Fighter and The Kid (comedy)

  10. Travel with Rick Steves (travel)

Only the first three are in order of my favorites