Many of us will be giving and getting surprises in the upcoming days and I hope they are all pleasant ones. No surprise that I've been busy with my family this week and having an absolutely wonderful time.
|Christmas tree with presents (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Besides running around doing fun things, my wife and I are enjoying a busy houseful of grandkids getting into things and being cute and sweet. It's nice having some of our daughters and their husbands with us as well. After everybody leaves next week this place sure will be quiet.
Are you having guests over or are you traveling this holiday season? Do you have any special plans for this busy time? What is the best Christmas surprise you've ever had?
The Surprise Results
Actually I wasn't totally sure what to expect from my Battle that featured the song "I Don't Know How to Love Him" from Jesus Christ Superstar so in some ways the result was not an overly big surprise. What surprised me most pleasantly was finding the clip by former Spice Girl Melanie C where she sang the song in a beautiful traditional manner and discovering the unique take of the song by Sinead O'Connor.
Usually I'm not much of a fan of Sinead, but I liked the emotion that she injected into her version and especially the Celtic musical style of the instrumental backing. I thought both versions of the song were nicely done, but O'Connor's version was more captivating and more interesting to me. I vote for Sinead O'Connor on this round.
Final Vote Tally
Melanie C 12
Sinead O'Connor 15
Next Battle on Sunday January 1, 2017
Hopefully I'll be able to get up the post promised for Monday December 26th--the next installment of my President Trump Acclimation Series--but if I don't it's because I've been kept too busy with Christmas activities. In any case, barring anything out of the ordinary happening, I'll be back on the first day of 2017 with another Battle of the Bands installment.
Have a very Merry Christmas!