It’s getting very Christmassy at work. I put up the office decorations on Monday. They are white paper snowflakes like this
except the picture doesn’t really illustrate how big they are. People keep coming in and going “Aaaagh” because they are so surprised to see them.
We’ve also been listening to Christmas songs almost non-stop at work since 1st Dec. It was really exciting putting them on on the first day, but the trouble is, taking the Christmas songs off again seems a retrograde step. So we’ve taken to bringing in lots of different Christmas songs.
The only ones I could find were my John Rutter collection. I do feel that John Rutter verges a bit on the cheesy/easy listening side of classical, but there’s something really clever about his soaring melodies that’s difficult to resist. I used to enjoy singing and while I don’t usually miss it, there’s something about a really beautiful Christmas song that makes me want to join in and be part of it.
So I found these on YouTube and cheered myself up this evening singing along:
Even if you don’t sing, the Cambridge Singers’ renditions are utterly beautiful.