Tuesday, December 15, 2009

VIDEO: Minuit chrétiens by Nana Mouskouri

To me, this is THE definitive Christmas song. It makes me think of French Canadian Christmases, with Midnight Mass (well okay, ten o'clock), that collective experience of celebration, all eyes focused on Baby Jesus; and of course, my aunt's mini meat pies (REAL meat pies-- not the crap they sell in supermarket freezers). It harkens back to the days when my family actually waited until midnight Christmas Eve to open the presents (and it was so much fun, my brothers and my cousins altogether-- made for a long night though. I was out of it by 2 am.)