Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Fa la la la la la la la la
And Christmas songs. I started listening to Christmas songs at Thanksgiving which was clearly a mistake. By Christmas Eve day I needed to put on my iPod to drown it all out. I listened to Fleetwood Mac and my family listened to Bing and Frank (Oh my, high on my list of irritations is 50's style rat pack banter...."a Little Toddy for The Body"...ugh,...)
My husband, who, I think, fashions himself a great jolly old elf at this time of year, is working in conjunction with my daughter and together they have informed me that Christmas Music stays on until New Years Day.....She's particularly taken with Oh Christmas Tree, by Andrea Bocelli. I've now heard it about 100 times.
So it was with some trepidation that I approached the Planetarium's Laser Light Show Holiday Songs and Skies with Mr. Jack Frost today. I swear to you, as I was getting ready to go, strains of Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree were wafting through the house. I had reached my limit.
At least I thought I had. My real limit was reached when I got to the ticket booth and presented my membership card only to be told that the membership does not cover laser light shows and that this extravaganza was going to cost $25........Oh joy, $25 to listen to more Christmas music....
But then we went in. And the music started and so did the lights. And my daughter had a BLAST......She was way more excited that I would have imagined. I even enjoyed it. The music was beautiful (Except for that overplayed Mariah Carey song) as were the images and lasers. They also interspersed the show with the current night sky and the constellations,stars & planets that you can see right now. Very neat. Completely worth the $25.
There was some stupid banter from the Jack Frost character but at least it was no Bing and Frank.....