Monday, 2 May 2016

Fan Blog Reboot!


So Abby from Castles in the Air and I had started a Pirates of the Caribbean fanblog a while  back (with hardly any posts since then). But there has been a reboot! It is now a fandoms united blog, where any fandom (well that we are in, or most bloggers we know. Anime isn't our thing for example). From Lord of the Rings to Harry Potter, we will post away!

Also we have added another writer for the fandom blog, please welcome Kate!

We have put up anew header, background etc.We also have anew playlist up, with soundtracks from all the fandoms I could think of.

Here is the new link, to Fandoms United, check it out!

http://notjustafandom.blogspot.ca/

~

Friday, 22 April 2016

Infinity Dream Tag



I was tagged for this a bit ago, and have finally found the time to do it, thank you to Abby at "Castles in the Air" for the tag!


Rules: 

1. Thank the blogger who tagged you. 
2. Tell us 11 facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
4. Tag 11 bloggers and give them 11 new questions to answer.

KEEP CALM AND FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS - KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON Image Generator:
11 (random) Facts:
Oh dear here we go...
  1. I almost  never read a book twice (there are exceptions of course, but I have too many books to get through, I can't bother reading everything twice:)
  2. I have never gone camping (not in a tent or trailer) ever in my life
  3. I have kept a diary on-and-off since I was 12 (four years)
  4. My favorite "nature-thing" is the sky
  5. My favorite music eras are the 50s-60s and the awesome 80s!
  6. I love time travel paradoxes
  7. I've met Pippy Longstocking
  8. I loathe flower print (like old couches and curtains you know)
  9. I hate opera 
  10. I don't like or watch horror movies, chic flicks or romantic comedies
  11. I love dresses and skirts
Life is a picture, make it pretty.:

The Questions

1. What is your earliest memory of reading, or being read to?

I really don't know, my Mom (being a psychologist on child development) probably read to me before I was even born! I do remember reading chapter books (the Magic Tree House series) as young as six years old.

2. Why did you choose to start a blog?

Well honestly because you did Abby! I wanted to see what it was like (since you raved about it so much) So here i am today.

3. Since this is the Infinity Dreams Tag, what is your biggest dream, no matter how out there it may seem?

I want to publish a bestseller (crazy right?)

4. Favorite subject in school? (If you are still in school. If not, what WAS your favorite subject?) 

Art is pretty close, but I will actually have to go with history

5. Where would you live in the world, if you could live anywhere?

Somewhere warm (as you must know by now, that's my only requirement), but I probably won't pick a country overrun by terrorists or lead by some dictator with nukes.

6. How would you describe your personal style?

Did you help write the literacy test questions this year? 'Cause that was one of them. I don't really know, chic I guess? If its cute I'll wear it. (unless it's bright yellow, no yellow)

7. Who has inspired you? It can be anyone, past, present, fictional, or no. 

Well I don't really know, I have probably been shaped by many people in my life, but the person I continually look up to the most is my dad, he's the best father a girl could ask for.

8. Do you prefer open plains, and sparkling beaches, or rugged mountains and wild forests?

I've only lived on the plains, and while vast and beautiful its full of nothing (well except grass. I'd have to live in the other settings before deciding on my preference.

9. If you could meet one celebrity, who would you choose?

Just one? Well I guess we all know the answer. Johnny Depp.

10. Favorite Disney princess? (Or Disney character if you don't prefer princesses.) 

My favorite Disney princess is either Rapunzel or Mulan. Rapunzel has such gorgeous hair! (I love the advanced animation so much!) And Mulan, well Mulan is noble, brave and just awesome!

11. Favorite quote? 

Favorite quotes are like favorite books, movies and songs, it changes a lot. Though Winston Churchill, Alexander G. Bell and C.S. Lewis have the best quotes for sure.

Pink:

The New (extremely random) Questions: 

  1. If you could have a talent for something, what would you pick?
  2. If you were given the chance to be a great a subject you're not, but you had to trade in a subject you are good at what would you give up to become better at ______? Or would you not want to take the chance?
  3. How would you feel about wearing the clothes you have on now, for the rest of your life? What are you wearing?
  4. If you had to choose between only reading books or only watching movies for the rest of your life, which would you pick?
  5. What is your favorite nail polish color?
  6. Would you rather live outside in a small tent  (in all the elements of the seasons) or be shut up in a house with small windows (and the windows don't open but you still get fresh air) for a year?
  7. What are you more afraid of, standing on high platforms or being cramped in tiny places?
  8. How do you usually wear your hair?
  9. Are you a cat lady or a dog person?
  10. If you had the chance to glimpse into your future, would you want to know?
  11. Would you be able to give up all social media, texting, watching the news, youtube, Netflix, email and TV for a year and live only as people did when they had only books, meeting in person, newspapers and radio to stay connected and entertain themselves?


I tag all who read this ('cause I don't know 11 bloggers) and have not been tagged yet, have fun!


High School Senior Photography Silhouette, Violin Photo by Monson Photography - Ludington, Michigan:

~Alicia~



Monday, 4 April 2016

The-get-to-know-me-tag

I was tagged for this awhile back by Abby from Castles in the Air. Anywho I have an hour to spare so I'll get right into it.


~Vital info~

Name: Alicia Kyra Koepke

Nicknames: Lissie or Ali (really only used by my grandparents)

Place of birth: Buchholz in der Nordeheide Germany

Pink crosley:

~Firsts~

Bestfriends: Well my first bestfriend, first friend in general was a girl named Jenny whom I haven't been in touch with for years. She still lives in Germany.

Awards: I guess something from baseball, but everybody gets a "participation medal" these days. They don't mean anything. So I'll have to say, my "Most Improved Player" baseball award.

Sport: The first "official" sport I played was baseball.

Real Holiday: Well my birthday is in January, so probably Easter.

Concert: I really don't know, probably a concert outside Castle Kilbride in my town. They have free concerts for the community during the summer. It's small though, if that doesn't count then I guess I've never been to a concert.

Late 19th, early 20th Century publisher’s pictorial cloth bindings. From Michael Moon's Bookshop in Cumbria.:

~Favorites~

Film: Well I ................................................................
-The Hunger Games
-Pirates of the Caribbean
-Almost any Disney movie...
-The Bourne series
-Catch me if you can
-MIB series

.....what a madding question!

TV Show: Once Upon a Time

Color: Blue

Song: Oh what maddingly insane stupid questions! It changes by the hour! To even attempt to pinpoint my favorite right now would only kick me later.

Lets just say no heavy metal, German pop (it stinks) or opera (for heavens sake no opera!)

Restaurant: Pizza hut. Because pizza. (duh!)

Books: Wretched, wretched questions! But this question was phrased as plural so here's the list:
-Letf Behind: >>The Kids<< (40 books, will not bother with titles)
-Harry Potter and the philosophers stone
-Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets
(haven't gotten through the series yet, consider the rest to be on the list)
--The Hunger Games
-Catching fire
-Mockingjay
-Several old Nancy Drew's (titles I cannot recall)
-Ronja the robbers doughter
-Divergent (only divergent)
-The Chronicles of Narnia
-(probably tons of others that I can't think of right now)

People drinking coffee:

~Currently~

Feeling: Tired. I was babbling in Charles Dickean again aren't I?

Single or Taken: Guess you'd call it single... I say taken by a fictional character in a more exciting realm (ya feel me?)

Eating: Saliva... no nothing actually! I must be tired... starting to get sarcastic here...

Watching: Well I'm typing this! So obvi... ... ... nothing at the moment

Wearing: A bright pink sweatshirt, black pants white and orange socks. 

Two for the road photographed by Corrie Bond for Marie Claire Australia:

~Future~

Want children: At some point. (At least that's my mind set when I'm not lying in the fetal position with a hot water bottle to my abdomen, ya feel?)

Want to be married: Yes.

Careers in mind: Teacher or writer, ... or something else. (I clearly have not figured out my life yet)

Where you want to live: I have only one 2 word requirement for this one. "somewhere warm". ( (I currently reside in Canada, a country that despite the "supposed stereotype" IS pretty cold.) Rain isn't my thing either. (My mood and energy depends on it) Guess I'm just a walking talking, breathing solar-panel-person

One of my dreams is to own a single family house! This house looks amazing. I hope mine can one day be this beautiful!

~Do you believe in~

God: Yes. Simply, undoubtedly, yes.

Miracles: I've seen them happen with my own eyes.

Love at first sight: ehhh.... I'm inclined to say no, that love is something that grows. However I had an instant connection with my closest friends when I first met them, I suppose the same can happen for love. But 'love' definitely needs growth.

Ghosts: Not the classic, no "Moaning Myrtles". But fallen angels do exist, and I guess that's pretty haunted.

Aliens: *snort*

Soul mates: Yup..

Heaven: Very real

Hell: also very real

Kissing on a first date: That's just desperate... and weird! The epitome of moving too fast, and it also wouldn't help me develop the kind of relationship I would want. 

Pinner says,"I adore old typewriters...mostly because I love the look of old type..." Me too!:

I tag anyone who hasn't been tagged yet. I really haven't kept up much in the blogger world, so I'm a little clueless on who's done what.


So long M'dears!



Tuesday, 15 March 2016

One of those "Update-on-my-life-posts" and hello... I'm back!!!!

Hello blogger world!!!!!! Miss me? Thought you'd never see me again? I was officially dubbed "The blogger who does not blog"... it is rather sad that posting today was on my To-Do list (followed by 200 exclamation marks) and that my header is stuck in Christmas past. I do apologize. Life gets in the way.

So, I figured the  best way to break this long silence is to do one of those update on my life ramblings, I may bore you to death but heck I need a post!

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I have been reading:
-The Hunger Games (loved it!!!)
-Catching Fire (I'm a fan!)
-Mockingjay (*rage* Finnick died!!!)
 -Divergent (liked it pretty well)
-Insurgent (life-threateningly boring)
-Allegiant (almost done, better than Insurgent)
-Four (still getting to that one)
And some other books that I can't recall...

Reading Bucket List:
-The Harry Potter series (read the first book)
         :Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets
        :Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkab
:Harry Potter and the goblet of fire
            :Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix
           :Harry Potter and the half-blooded Prince
       :Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows
-The Left Behind series (I have read "Left Behind: the kids")
{Left behind is a christian series on the end of the world as 
described in the last book of the bible, Revelations}
:Left Behind
:Tribulation Force
:Nicolae
:Soul Harvest
:Apollyon
:Assassins
:The indwelling
:The Mark
:Desecration
:The Remnant
:Armageddon
:Glorious Appearing
:Kingdom Come
:The Rising
:The Regime
:The Rapture
-Finish Allegiant
-Four
-Lord of the Flies (for school)
-The last of the Mohicans



I have been watching:
-That 70's show (6/8 seasons)
-Sherlock
-Divergent
Started "The Martian" (great movie!)
The Bourne Identity
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Bourne Supremacy
(a great trilogy!)
Enemy of the State (with Will Smith)
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Home (finally came out on Netflix) it was ok
The Terminator
The Terminator: Judgement day

Movie Bucket List:
-Inside out ('cause Disney!)
Finish -That 70's show
-Insurgent
Allegiant (in theaters Friday!)
Mockingjay pt. 2 (pre-ordered on Amazon!)
-More Sherlock
Mr. Bean's Holiday (just 'cause)
Bean, the ultimate disaster movie(:-)
Transcendence (b/c Johnny Depp!)
The Da Vinci code (heard of it)
Sleepy hollow (with Johnny Depp)
I haven't worked up the courage to watch that one yet:)
Finish "The Martian"

disney bored tired whatever boo

In other news, school is at that point where it is just a draaaaaaggggg. And during the week I like to escape the stress of my mediocre everyday life by going someplace else, another world (whether that be through a movie or a book). In other words, I escape my homework by getting lost in another world fighting a corrupt government (anything beats homework:).

Also I turned 16 back in January, and there was a snow day on my birthday so I didn't have to go to school!!! I got a record player that can play records (obviously!) and also comes with a CD and tape player AND radio! #UltimateStereo and I also recieved a few records (My favorite being Michael Jackson's and The Everly Brothers).

Finally for this post, i have discovered loads of new music that i must share. Get ready for video overload!

Where do broken hearts go- Whitney Houston


I was looking up Whitney Houston songs and came across this one, I guess its suppose to be some sad break-up song but I just thing its a beautiful song, the flow of the beat and of course Whitney's amazing voice!

Nothing's gonna stop us now


I never heard of the artists before ( Daniel Padilla and Morisette Amon) but I like this version a lot more than the original.

Everything at once- Lenka


I discovered a new artist, Australian singer, Lenka. The song "Everything at once" was used in a Disney and Windows 8 commercial so it might sound familiar.

Trouble is a friend- Lenka


Another song by Lenka, I loved the beat right away, so far its the only other song I like by her.

My heart will go on- Celine Dion


I just love this song!

You give love a bad name- Bon Jovi


We just had a musical at my school "Back to the 80's - the totally awesome musical!" (So I have a bit of an 80's vibe going on)

Livin' on a prayer- Bon Jovi



The hair a getup though! The 80's were quite a wild decade!

Stars (from Les Mis.)- Collabro


I shall leave you with a song by Collabro, the most awesome musical theatre boy band in the history of Britain, and the world.

I shall try to have a new header up soon as well.

Three finger salute to you all!

(yes that's a reference)


Wednesday, 23 December 2015

The Christmas Tag

I saw this tag on Meredith's blog (On Stories and Words) and have considered myself tagged. 

Rules:

... answer the questions (the rest just won't apply, so i shall bypass them)

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What is your favorite Christmas treat?
Oh, this will be a hard tag! I guess I would have to go with the German butter cookies we always bake. But Marzipan potatoes and kringles are also so good! And the chocolate... 

Are there any favorite traditions your family has to celebrate Christmas?
This is a "Duh!" kind of question, because tradition and Christmas are basically the same word. But yes we do, (Lots!) St. Nicholas day is probably my favorite. It's on December 6th, the night before we clean our boots and set them by the fireplace, and in the morning they are filled with candy, chocolate and often a small present. I guess it's our substitute for not hanging out stockings.

How do you normally celebrate Christmas?
Well... we open all our presents on Christmas Eve! (Your mind just blew didn't it?) Well to us German folks the "Weihnachtsman" comes early. I have never opened my presents on Christmas day. Anyways, we go to church for the Christmas Eve service, then when we get home all the presents are laid out under the tree and our parents try to get us to eat some dinner (usually a very German Christmas Eve meal of potato salad, sausage and another food item) Then we put on the fireplace (because it's cozy) and we lay out some Marzipan, Kringles and cookies and then we open our presents. I like to go one at a time, so I can see what everyone got (and most enjoyingly, to see their faces lighting up!) But my siblings usually hold out for about two presents before "digging" in. We stay up till midnight (or longer) and then tear ourselves away to go to bed.  

Do you enjoy getting presents for your family and friends? Do buy them or go the homemade route?
Giving presents is the best! (Don't get me wrong, receiving is good) but for me, I like making people happy. And I usually do a bit of both, I buy some gifts and make others. Homemade gifts are a great way to go because 1) I enjoy making them and 2) I'm usually broke, or have "limited funds"

Is it cold where you live? Have you ever had a white Christmas?
Well I live in Canada so is it cold?... nope. We are looking at record-breaking temperatures this year, so a white Christmas has a 0.01% chance of happening this year. We had 15 degrees today... Yes I have had lot's of white Christmases, not always and often snow was sparse (but present nonetheless!) 

I finally get out of school and the temperatures go up! (I do so love sledding!) Mark my words, the day I have to walk to school we'll probably be looking at a blizzard...

What's on your Christmas list this year?
A piano


And my Mom insisted on a few other things being on the list so
-Stamp albums
-Dear America Diaries
-Paperdolls

What's your favorite Christmas song?
Funny. Real funny.

What is your favorite Christmas memory?
One year tried making a sled for my siblings. It didn't go too well, but then my Dad helped me put one together (a fond memory). It's a good sled too, heavy wood, supported 5 inches above the ground on a pair of skis. It's fast and smooth, and cuts through fresh snowfall faster than any storebought contraption,

What does your Christmas tree look like?
Lights in every colour, kind of drooping at the bottom where my 9 month old brother has been trying to reach the ornaments. And decorated with everything and anything, ranging from homemade to expensive balls and glass.

What are you reading this December? Anything festive?
Well I've been reading the Hunger Games, and am waiting to borrow Mockingjay when my friend returns from visiting family (*clears throat* ...Abby...)

Nothing festive, I prefer christmas movies to Christmas books, but if you know of a good Christmas-time book be sure to let me know!

Are you an organized little elf, or are you still finishing up on Christmas Eve?
Well as you know, in my family you have to be ready before Christmas Eve. Most years my presents are wrapped in November, but this year I'm still rushing to get everything done. (And you see, in recent years my family has taken to adding another sibling every few years so it gets more difficult to check people off the list after a while)

How early do you get into the Christmas Spirit?
Differs every year. I was pretty swamped with.. life, this year so it probably didn't start to feel like Christmas until the second advent at the most.

Do you make any Christmas crafts? Decorations? send physical Christmas cards?
Well I make christmas gifts, sometimes I'll make some decorations. I don't send any cards, if I find the time I make some and give them to family and friends.

What's the menu for Christmas day?
Turkey! I real North American Christmas meal, otherwise it would have been a German meal of meat of some sort (naturally:) probably potato salad and red cabbage, maybe carrots and peas.

What makes it FEEL like Christmas for you?
 Decorating the house, baking the first batch of Butter cookies, and Christmas music playing on the radio.

Do you have any relatives coming for Christmas?
Not this year, they live an ocean away.

What famous Christmas character do you most identify with? (Scrooge, Grinch, elf, Santa, etc.)
Gosh I don't know... probably Santa, as I said giving gifts is the best! (Not  trying to sound like
pious nun, I mean it:)

If you were to start a new tradition what would it be?
Hmmm, I think at some point I will "adopt" new traditions and keep some of the ones I cherish now. Like when I get married, most likely I'll marry a Canadian (or American, probably not a German) so there would be new traditions to adopt (Like hanging up stockings), but some I will keep and pass on to my children (Like St. Nicholas day) so it be more of a compromise thing.

What Christmas movies do you like to watch this time of year? Or Which one is your favorite?
Home Alone 1 and 2. Best Christmas comedies ever.

What is your favorite Christmasy book, or book with a Christmasy theme?
I like a short version we have "Little Women: Christmas"

So I will leave this tag mostly open but I will tag one person: Abby at Castles in the air. (Because I want to see your answers, and I know you are likely to find the time to do a tag)

Frohe Weihnachten! 



My lists of random Christmas related things

Hello blogger world! Yes, yes I know...

I moved to space and connection has been slow, you know how it is!

But seriously, between school, strep throat and Christmas it's been hard to find time for blogging (and I may have also been putting it off and procrastinating doing things I couldn't during a normal school week, mainly nothing.)

But my conscience has been nagging so you can thank my little Jiminy Cricket for this post. I thought I'd start with something fun and easy, so I have some Christmas themed lists about movies, music and all that, you may find it interesting and/or it might give you some ideas on what to watch or check out (I know i'm always down for a new Christmas movie:)


Short Christmas movie reviews:
Home Alone 1
Home alone is a seriously funny Christmas comedy about a boy left home alone when his family accidentally leave for vacation without him. Kevin soon discovers that he can do whatever he wants (so of course he does). But things get serious when a pair of bandits decide to break into his house, Kevin takes it upon himself to defend his house (this is where it gets good) he sets traps, and watching the bandits fall into them is as painful as it is fun. The movie also has its warm moments as Kevin makes an unexpected friend and his Mother tries frantically to return to him.

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Home Alone 2
Kevin is lost again, this time in the big Apple! In Kevin-style he makes the best of the situation and uses his Dad's credit card to check into the best Hotel in the City, watching him fool the staff is the most hilarious thing you'll ever watch! Of course the bandits come back into play, they have escaped prison and have set their sights on robbing a toy store. The money from the store is pledged to go towards the Children's Hospital so Kevin knows he has to intervene, with a trap-filled house causing twice the pain it did in the last movie. Kevin makes another unexpected friend and is reunited with his family at the end of the movie. You HAVE to watch Home Alone, go, do it!

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How the Grinch stole Christmas (Live action)
I haven't seen the animated (original) Grinch, but this one starring Jim Carrey is a must see! Hilarious, witty and yet dear to one's heart (Well it is starring Jim carrey). I can't say too much with dishin out spoilers but it's a great Christmas movie.

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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
This movie is one of the few that my family watches year after year. It's about a family enjoying just another Christmas, except things seem to go wrong at every turn. Between driving your neighbors insane, causing a blackout, electrocuting the cat, and having your brothers family pop in with the intention of staying until spring, what else could possibly go wrong? Well your brother kidnapping you boss might pose a slight problem as well... but in the end its a Merry Christmas all around! This is one comedy-filled movie to put on your "To-watch" list this christmas.

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A Christmas Carol (Disney)
Starring Jim carrey as Ebenezer Scrooge, this movie sticks true to the book, just as Charles Dickens had written it, (and it's not really something for little kids) watch out for the doorknob scene in this one! (Made me jump two feet into the air). The movie is easier to understand if you have read the original novel, but still a great movie (and movies based on books that are true to the original story are hard to find!) Definitely a must-see!

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The Polar Express
The Polar express is based on a book by that same title and as I recall is about a train that picks up children that don't believe in santa and brings them up to the North Pole so that they may believe he exists. It focuses mainly on one boy who has an adventure on his way up the pole. It is really a kids movie, and I haven't seen it in years but it seemed a movie worth watching.

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Mickey's Christmas Carol
You're never too old for Disney  (that's one of my mottos so don't argue). This was my first "A Christmas Carol" version, and is of course more kid-friendly than the last. My first sentence basically sums this one up.

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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
There are several versions of this classic tale, and I've watched most of them, every year since I can remember. So find a version near you! Mostly geared towards kids, but we kids-at-heart-teenagers (or adults) can still watch, I'd say for me it's more of a tradition and nostalgia thing so you might not enjoy it very much, but a shout out to you if you do!

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Jingle all the way
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (you know, the guy with the heavy german accent). He plays a father who is going to stop at nothing to find the one and only toy his son wants this Christmas. The problem? Christmas is almost here and everybody's kid wants the hottest toy of the year, finding one will mean, allies, double crossing and exposing an underground community of fake santas. This movie has it's cheesy points but also endearing and comedic moments, up to you I'd say 50-50.

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Christmas with the Kranks
I found christmas with the Kranks a mostly nah... maybe kind of movie. It might generate some laughs but I found some parts rather boring, silly or over-the-top. But it also had some endearing and funny moments. It's a couple that decide to  skip out on Christmas for that year, but the neighbors are protesting... (that part I didn't get, it's not really their business, is it?)

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The Muppet Christmas Carol
Yet another Christmas Carol version, it is a nice one (even funny) It's a very family-type movie for all ages, you already know the plot so I will just say, it's one to put on your list!

Ok enough about movies, let's move on to... music! I am going to compile a list of christmas songs that I love, and one of songs that I hate (or dislike... a lot) for different reasons that are all my own, so I hope your favorite Christmas song does not end up on my "Hate" list, if so I do apologize. And my "Love" list is longer, because, there is no other way.

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My Top Ten Favorite Christmas Songs
1.
It came upon a midnight clear
So beautiful...
2.
O Holy Night
Again, beautiful.
3.
The Christmas song (a.k.a Chestnuts roasting on an open fire)
Sums up all the nostalgia so perfectly.
4.
All I want for Christmas is you
Might seem odd, but I do love this catchy get-up-and-sing song
5.
Little Drummer Boy
I like the German version best, but I think it's a nice song
6.
I want a hippopotamus for christmas
A lot of people find this song annoying, I like it (it's cute) and I want a piano for Christmas this year so...
7.
God rest ye merry gentlemen
Love this song on the piano!
8.
Feliz Navidad
Again a lot of people find it annoying, I love it. I song along to it. And I don't care what anybody says about that.
9.
Mary did you know?
SO BEAUTIFUL!!!
10.
Silver bells
Nostalgia...
11.
Hark! The herald angels sing
Love this song!
12.
Go tell it on the mountain
Catchy and joyous!
13.
I'll be home for christmas
Not quite sad, but very hopeful. I always imagine a WWI  soldier singing this
14.
Blue Christmas
Somewhat sad, but I like it. Besides, Elvis. (what can I say?)
15.
Rockin around the christmas tree
So old fashioned, I just imagine a cozy 50s style Christmas
16.
The Grinch song
What can I say? I'm a kid forever.
17.
It's the most wonderful time of the year
Yes it is.
18.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
A little sad, but such a part of my Christmas playlist.
19.
River
Okay so I do like some sad-ish Christmas songs (Christmas Shoes was too much though)
20.
Where are you Christmas?
I love both the "Grinch" version and Carrie Underwood. It's simply a nice song.

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Top Ten Worst Christmas Songs
1,
Santa Baby
A woman with a high pitched voice trying to seduce santa... sick
2.
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa is a creepy stalker who has spies everywhere
3.
Baby it's cold outside
Overplayed and annoying
4.
Last Christmas
You gave away your heart you naive-heartbroken-... oh I'm being insensitive?
5.
Grandma got run over by a Reindeer
Who comes up with these songs?
6.
Run, Run, Rudolph!
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer is a classic, this isn't. End of story.
7.
Christmas Shoes
You know those happy Christmas times? Yes? Well listen to the lyrics of this song and a gloomy outlook is guaranteed.
8.
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I'm just not good at finding songs I don't like, there may be versions I don't like but overall I don't dislike a lot of Music in General... well heavy metal is definitely a "NO!" but other than that..

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Here is a list words and things that I associate with Christmas

Peace
Joy
Butter cookies
Presents
Jesus
Stable
Shepherds
Bethlehem
Star
Wisemen
Mistletoe
Decorations
Red and Green
Scented Candles
Santa
Christmas Tree
Christmas Lights
Candy Cane
Family
Chocolate
Peace on Earth
Christmas songs
Fireplaces
Snow
Nostalgia
Tradition
Weihnachten
Caroling
Holidays
Advent calendar
Advent wreath
Holly
Red berries
Hot cocoa
Friends
Christmas movies
Gift wrapping
Pinecones
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Merry Christmas!

I shall try to post again soon, even if only briefly, so
Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! & Frohe Weihnachten till then!