Last night Texas was covered in Snow, and although I'm in Los Angeles, which is currently being covered in ash from the raging wildfires, I woke up this morning to pictures of my Mother's backyard covered in a white sparkling blanket of snow. It took my breath away, and reminded me that the holiday season, though cold and often dark, is meant for seeking the light and warmth in each other to brighten our days.
Then, this little ditty popped on. I was immediately smiling and bouncing as I made my coffee and began clean my apartment. I tell you I felt like Cinderella doing the chores. Kristin's incredible voice is neither taxed nor shown off by this song, but her pure delight and uncanny ability to convey joy in the off moments of the music make this the kind of classic that you just like to hear.
Throw in the fact that this song is about the joy you get from being close to the one you love, and the multitude of things you'll put up with just to have them around, well how can you not help but giggle a little bit.
So, today with joy and cheer covering me like snow on the mountains, I choose Kristin Chenoweth's "Sleigh Ride/Marshmallow World (w/ John Pizzarelli)" as my, go on and laugh, hold tight to those you love, make every memory last, song for an, open up your heart, let out the light and warm up those around you, sparkle like champagne and Christmas trees, Friday.