Dec 18, 2012

1 week till Christmas! (TT#96)

Hi lovelies,

Before jumping to the Christmas music list, I'd like to give a deep condolence to people who have lost their loved ones at the Newtown massacre last Friday. There was (and still is) a pain in my heart after hearing such a terrible news and my prayers go out to everyone that has been affected.  

I couldn't help but to think of this song by Mayday Parade. It's such an emotional song. Although the incident and the message of this song is not exactly the same, it's still about losing someone that we love.. because life can really do terrible things.

it doesn't mean that it's not worth-living. I believe that God puts you in things that we may blame Him for, but that's because He knows that you're strong enough to get through them. 

I guess what's more heart-breaking is the fact that it's almost Christmas, the season of joy and happiness; and it will take a greater effort to keep it that way this year for all of us. I can't help but to think how hard it would be for parents to not have their kids on Christmas day. Yes, Christmas is not gonna be the same as how it is used to be anymore, but it never fades away. The joy of Christmas, stays here inside us, fills each and every heart with love.

Thus, please have yourself a wonderful Christmas day. It IS hard, but time, love, forgiveness and prayers will get you through. Everyone deserves a happiness during Christmas time, in fact, everyone ALWAYS does.

This song is always beautiful no matter who sings it. But there's just something magical in Judy Garland's voice that makes it even more meaningful. Together with this particular scene, it's just perfect.

Alright, now off to the more cheerful songs! You will be amazed by these unique renditions and modern Christmas songs!

Lastly, this song speaks the message that I'm about to convey: I'm gonna be home for the holidays, baby! Can't wait! 

Oh, oh! Hang on there.. that wasn't the last video of this post. 
This is!
I know this is obviously not a Christmas song, but the fact that Swift Tizzle debuted her latest (100th) music video on her 23rd birthday is pretty much worth to be shared :) be prepared to be wowed by her different style!

Are you done with all of the Christmas preparations?
I'm certainly not.. So little time and I think I'm getting sick :/ hope I'll be healthy again by this week!

Have a wonderful week!

xo, Jo


Milex said...

I really love it

Anonymous said...

What happened was truly heartbreaking. I am heartbroken. I still don't understand how someone could do that. I pray for all of them. :/

As for Christmas, it is definitely still worth celebrating. Great playlist! Have a Merry Christmas! :)

P.S. Thanks for being such an awesome blogger friend!

- B
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Mimi said...

i hope you had a wonderful christmas! :D

<3, Mimi

trishie said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Jo. That incident was truly heartbreaking...even more so when it happens so close to the holidays.

Best wishes to you in 2013. x

Carrie said...

I hope you had an amazing holiday season! I definitely did. :D Thanks for sharing these songs with us. I looooove listening to Christmas music. If I could, I would listen to them all year long. :)