✯ Day 363 of Vintage 365 ✯
There's a certain absolutely fabulous sense of excitement and joy that bubbles to the surface in the days between Christmas and New Year's. We're in the midst of that holiday season period when no one really feels like putting their shoulder to wheel at work or focusing on anything too worrisome – and I love it!
For as long as I can recall, I've treasured and looked forward this week - captured as it is between two of the biggest holidays of the year - and especially enjoy the fact that it's still filled with oodles upon oodles of Christmas songs being piped through speakers, radios, and even MP3 player headphones everywhere.
Upbeat, splendidly festive tunes always help to put me in a giddy, care-free mood, and without a doubt one the songs that excels most at that is the lively, marvelously fun vintage song called (It's a) Marshmallow World, which was written back in 1949.
Though it's been preformed by scores of artists over the years, for my money, it's hard to beat the exuberant, joyful version that Frank and Dean first serenated the world with decades ago.
I could - and often do - listen to this song several times everyday during December. No matter if the sun is shinning or a howling blizzard is roaring away outside, the jubilant picture this holiday tune paints is positively perfect for this week that is nestled cosily between the hustle and bustle of Christmas and the spirited gaiety of New Year's.
As I hit the play button on this song, for at least the fifth time this morning, I cannot help but smile, take a tranquil breath, and delight in the cheerful spirit that's inherent to the festive tail end of the year.
After all, regardless of if there's snow outside of not, there's a sweetness to the holidays that really does make life feel like it's a marshmallow world in the winter, and that is definitely worth being happy about.