Every time the Christmas season rolls around and I hear bells, I get a little nostalgic.
I belonged to a handbell choir when I was in high school, and I always looked forward to playing Christmas songs during our holiday concerts. It’s been many years since I’ve made music with bells, but now I’m wishing I had this lady’s awesome outfit so I could jam out whenever the mood strikes.
Julie Sewell must love the winter holiday, because she spent hours putting together a bodysuit with 12 bells on it. Her outfit may seem a little strange at first, but it becomes seriously impressive once she starts playing “Carol of the Bells.”
Talk about coordination!
Say what you will about her suit, but you can’t deny that Sewell completely nailed that performance. You go, girl!
Many of us consider the holidays to be the most joyous time of year, but for parents who have lost children, Christmas can be an incredibly hard time.
For these parents, the moments we celebrate can be a minefield of grief. Their child will never trim the tree. They’ll never wake up on Christmas morning with eyes full of wonder and excitement. Even something as small as never being able to take a picture with Santa is heartbreaking for their families.
Caleb Ryan Sigmon was working as Santa in a North Carolina mall when he noticed that one man in line was not accompanied by a child. Instead, he’d come to ask Sigmon for a special favor. Read the story in his own words below.
“A man walked in today holding something in his arms. ‘I have a request,’ he said, turning around this picture frame. He took a moment. ‘My son passed away last year.’ He choked up and couldn’t finish his sentence. The entire photo set was silent. I said, ‘Absolutely.'”
“Without anyone saying anything, he handed me the frame and I placed it on my knee. In the photo, I could see on the little boy’s armband that his first name was Hayden. I didn’t ask any questions, but I am guessing that this is his first photo with Santa. The camera snap was the only sound I could hear through the entire mall. Normally, I hear all kinds of music and sounds, but it was absolutely silent.”
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We’re not suggesting that President Obama, his family and his advisors are out of touch. It’s just that, by releasing the family’s holiday Spotify playlist while the Obamas are enjoying a family vacation in Hawaii, they’ve only managed to remind us of August, when the Obamas released (by “popular request”) the playlists for their family vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.
As a special bonus, the Bidens have shared their vacation playlist as well.
“Just in time for Christmas, the Obamas and the Bidens are sharing their favorite holiday music on Spotify with Americans celebrating the holidays around the country,” writesKori Schulman, the White House director of digital strategy. “So, gather with friends and family,take a listen, andget into the holiday spirit with the Obamas and the Bidens.”
It seems like everyone these days takes holiday photos. If you ask me, seeing my loved ones posing awkwardly in Christmas sweaters alongside cheesy messages of good tidings is way better than getting the cheesy message without the potential blackmail.
But this family wasn’t content with taking a photo. We have access to all of these awesome new ways of sharing a little love, so why not use them? YouTube can be a glorious tool, after all. It looks like they’re posing at first, but watch what happens when the music starts.
Here we have a little holiday cheer courtesy of one seriously festive family (and the Biebs, of course).
But if you’re not into Bieber, they did another version back in 2012 that’s set to the epic Christmas stylings of Queen Mariah Carey.
They combined tacky sweaters and sick choreo. That’s an incredible feat, so it’s pretty clear that this family just won Christmas. We can’t all savor the sweet taste of holiday victory, friends.
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