At my house it's not officially the Christmas season until two things happen. When I breakout my Elvis Christmas cassette and when I bring out my Singing Reindeer. Now I have had my Elvis cassette since sometimes in the 80's. Here it is:
It had ten songs on it and I played it all the time from the first of December to January. Well my daughter and husband would get tired of it. They grew to hate it! So the next Christmas season I always spent the most part of November hunting it cause they would hide it from me. This was an annual occurrance.
A friend of my husbands came over one day and he had just bought a car. He was complaining about the car only having a cassette player and not a CD player. He asked my husband if he had any old cassettes he could borrow. Well I guess you've figured out what happened to my Elvis cassette. I was LIVID! Of course my husband said that he didn't even know what cassette he gave him he just picked one up. Granted it was just laying there. Well I told him to GET IT BACK! This friend came by every Sunday afternoon and spent the day with us so I knew I'd get it back.
So later in the week when we heard he had been in a car accident, I knew I would never see my beloved Elvis Christmas cassette again. So after going completely balistic on my husband (that's another story). I marched right out to WalMart to get me a new one. Easier said than done, I couldn't find it at WalMart, couldn't find it anywhere. So off I go back home and went balistic again! He had to realize the significance of what he had done, right?
It was about six months til Christmas and I hoped that I could find one somewhere. Then it happened. One day while standing in line at WalMart I seen this beautiful sight:
OH HAPPY DAY! Of course I grabbed it right up. Not only does it have all the songs my old cassette had, it has 14 MORE songs! YES, YES, YES! My Christmas tradition will continue!!!
Now onto my Singing Reindeer. Here they are:
Aren't they cute? This is Chilly and Nipper. My mother bought these back in the 90's at a Christmas Around The World party. Each one of them have velcro on one hoof and when you stick them together they sing this little tune: