My month of Christmas music began just fifteen minutes after the official start of December, as I was leaving a research interview just after midnight. I started with Tori Amos’ version of "Have yourself a merry little Christmas." That’s one of my favorite Christmas songs, and she’s my favorite artist, so I obviously like her version. And it was fitting for a solitary walk to the bus on a quiet Monday night in Oslo.
As I write this, I am listening to her "Midwinter Graces" album for the first time – and I think I love it already, which really shouldn’t surprise anyone.
I like starting traditions. Someone suggested to me the other day that I am living a kind of "Groundhog Year", in which I repeat the same actions every twelve months. Not true! But I have decided to do like last year and promise that…
… this blog will be updated every day of December.
Consider it a combined advent and countdown to the end of the decade.