Time to play

9 Dec

I’ve just come home from watching my youngest’s nativity play.  This was her fifth full-dress performance — one every day this week.  It was like a Cecile B. DeMille production. For this finale show I finally savvied up and got our seats 45 minutes early.  Yes, forty-five minutes early.  For a twenty-nine minute show.  Of four and five year olds singing about stars and camels.  I mentioned that the Christmas switch has been flipped to ‘on’ here in England, right?


I loved it, of course.  I’m that mom, the one who goes to every performance she possibly can and gets weepy at how great the kids did — every time.  I give them high fives and big waves — yes, all the kids, not just mine — and say stupid things like “Oooo, you are a wonderful fourth-cow-on-the-right-who-says-moo! Best ever! High five!”

So I’m in the holiday spirit now, along with the entire UK, and something I am really loving is the affection the whole country seems to have for this classic:

(go ahead, go listen)

And on the way home yesterday morning I heard a new cover of the song, which I’ve had on repeat ever since:

(go ahead, it’s worth it, I promise)

Isn’t that amazing?  Bet his mum is proud.  High five!

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3 Responses to “Time to play”

  1. Kristy December 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    I totally high-five that song. I had never heard it until my life in the UK began. I adore that song now. No matter where I end up in the future, when I hear that song it will always mean Christmas in England.

  2. Kristy December 9, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

    btw, I pretty much love everything that comes out of the BBC Radio One Live Lounge.

    • Monique December 11, 2011 at 10:24 am #

      I tried putting a CD on in the car the other day and the kids all said “Pardon, can we please listen to BBC One?” ha

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