Some people love Christmas songs and carols while others despise them. That’s okay. I sometimes hate them myself.
Not this year. I’m loving pretty versions of Christmas classics and modern songs. I’ve found even more inspiration to spark my creativity. It’s mostly musical, but I like writing to tinkly Christmas music. It’s calming, thought provoking, and just really nice to listen to.
Some of my favourite Christmas music comes from ballets like The Nutcracker’s Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy is one of my favourites. I found a version by Lindsey Stirling after a friend mentioned her. She also plays a lovely Carol of the Bells, which I wanted to learn but was too basic on the flute at the time. Now I can play it on my keyboard and I’m learning Silent Night on the violin, which I’m doing really well with. I can play it really well on flute and piano because it’s a simple tune.
I’ve been having so much fun with music lately and it’s helped a lot with my writing because I feel all creative and jolly. It’s nice to feel jolly after such a complicated year all around, plus a horrible year and Christmas last year.
After everything we’ve all gone through this year, we need the Christmas spirit more than ever. Even if you don’t celebrate it, you can have your own merry spirit.
My Christmas playlist.
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