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GP RECOMMENDATION: (1) "Great Balls of Fire," Jerry Lee Lewis. How could you possibly be “mindful” with that going on? It’s great fun. It will clear air. (2) "Don't Worry Be Happy," by Marley.
7. The out-laws are coming, I mean IN-laws, and you, exhausted, crabby and high on sugar as you are, must clean house and you aren’t exactly in MOOD for a Christmas Carol, if you know what I mean
OUR G SUGGESTION: If you haven’t cleaned house with your two preschoolers marching along behind you to a John Philip Sousa march, you haven’t lived. Give little one a paper hat and get out his toy drum. Ok, quit laughing and taking pictures and get back to work, you!
OUR PG SUGGESTION: Got older kids you need to get working with you? Call it "the main event," and put on Jock Jams, "Let's Get Ready to Rumble," http:/ inyurl.com/y6tw .
OUR X RATED SUGGESTION: You and your partner put "Cotton Eyed Joe" on -- I mean Texas version – and invent your own lyrics appropos to the, um, challenges of moment. (This is popular at office holiday parties with adjusted lyrics as well!) And DO Cotton Eye Joe as you push that vacuum around. Here's how: http://www.partydirectory.com/guide/cotton.htm .
OUR X-17 RATED SUGGESTION: The Pogues, "A New York Fairytale." The boys in NYPD were singing Galway Bay ... (a little venting).
8. Need to be inspired and also to get in touch with spiritual side of Christmas
OUR SUGGESTION: Handel's “Messiah, Hallelujah Chorus,” of course. Just chorus, unless you're an aficianado and can afford to tire yourself out.
Remember, if you will, that when you hear "The Hallelujah Chorus," you are to stand up.
Do this. Right there at home in your living room. It will do something for you.
Great Christmas Carols like "Hark Herald Angels Sing," and "Go Tell It on Mountain"
9. Now, or any time you’re beginning to feel just slightly resentful of all your “blessings”
OUR SUGGESTION: “Lord, What Did I Ever Do,” by Oak Ridge Boys is great for attitude adjustment.
10. For peace that passeth all understanding
OUR SUGGESTION: Stille Naq, Noite de Paz, Noche de Paz, Sainte Nuit, Cicha Noc, Glade Jul, Stille Nacht, Po La`i E, or, as many of us know it, Silent Night, lullaby that's been translated into every language on earth, composed by greatest unsung duo in musical history, Mohr (lyrics) and Gruber (melody).
We also recommend "Ave Maria."
Let them still your heart and bring you peace.
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