The year 2009 has really raced by way too quickly. It really seems like only yesterday the year just began and here it is so close to the end. While it’s been both a good and challenging year, Christmas time is the perfect time to take a moment out of it all to just think about family and friends.
This year, I kind of hit a milestone. This was the first year in ages that I’ve actually been in the mood to listen to Christmas music at Christmas time. I’d worked discount retail for far more years than I care to admit. Let’s just say Christmas time brings out the public’s worst behavior in discount retail stores and the non-stop playing of some of the worst versions of Christmas music non-stop during the month of December in the stores I worked in, I haven’t been in any mood for Christmas decorations nor Christmas music since the early 1992. I thought I’d never find the desire to hear another Christmas song at Christmas time again, but this year I actually wanted to hear some. It’s been six years since I last worked a Christmas in retail, so I’m guessing there’s hope yet for me to find the Christmas spirit again. It could take several more years, but I’m pleased by the sign of hope I had this year.
In any case, my mom sent me an e-mail with a link to a YouTube video featuring a song entitled “Christmas Eve in San Diego” and I enjoyed it enough to want to share it here. The song is by Neal Svalstad and unfortunately a Google Search didn’t reveal much about Neil. The song is fun little Country style tribute to the various communities in San Diego and some of the prominent San Diegans from over the years. The video also features a photo slide show of San Diego places and the featured prominent San Diegans.
Whether you’ve been to San Diego or not, I want to wish you a warm and sunny San Diego style Christmas on this Christmas Eve. Just hit play on the video below or click here to view it on YouTube. Merry Christmas to you and your families.