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Musical Monday: Jingle Bell Rock, Charice
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It was Josh Groban I saw on similar Rockefeller Center events kicking off the Christmas season. It's great to see a fellow pinay taking the stage this year. And for the first time I really listened to Jingle Bell Rock. Maybe I need a lively beat to survive another Christmas alone. Not that going absolutely solo is new to me... lol .... Alright. Enough emote. Let's rock...

Amanda @ Bloggin with Amanda hosts Musical Monday

XmasDolly of XmasDolly, Lori of Shewbridges of Central Florida, Larry of Cakeblast, and Callie of JAmerican Spice host Monday's Music Moves Me

Denise @ Run DMT hosts Music Monday Blog Hop


Monday Mayhem: The Holiday Reader Poll

Today our meme is based upon several reader's poll's including the current issue of InStyle Magazine.

1. Do you RSVP to all of your invites over the holidays? Yes, more so if the catering involves high costs

2. What's your best excuse for not attending a holiday function? 'Unable'

3. Have you ever had 'a little too much' of anything in front of your boss at a holiday celebration or done anything else that may come back at you to haunt you in the future? Just one and once, the boss asked me to sing impromptu. Knowing I could not sing and hoping he was drunk, I laughed it away.

4. How many cards do you send via 'snail mail' (regular mail)? none anymore

5. How many cards do you send via email? None. I greet family and friends via phone

6. What is your exercise routine during the holiday season? I hand wash clothes, move heavy furniture to dust them shiny and ready for the next party

7. What is your least favorite thing about the holiday season? When it's time to get back to reality

8. Tell us what is your regifting policy? Only if the receiver would appreciate the gift

9. Ever been the recipient of a re-gift? Not that I know of

10. What is your basic 'fat outfit' to wear after you have been sampling too much of the holiday festivities? Some thin, loose fabric. Always gives off the illusion I want to project


Great stuff! Love the questions too.
Hazel said…
Thanks, Scots Lass. I'm heading over to yours in a moment....
JamericanSpice said…
She is lovely! I like it!

Love the Q and A too :)

Stay warm!
Stacy Uncorked said…
Jingle Bell Rock is one of my favorites! Great choice! Have a great week! :)

MMMM: Up on the Housetop
Hazel said…
Jamerican Spice, glad you like her and them :)

Stacy, glad to know that. A great week to you too.
We will be hearing from this young lady for many years to come!
Peggy said…
I just discoved her myself.
Very talented. Love her rendition of this classic!
Hazel said…
Pamela, that's a nice prediction!

Peggy, I agree :)
I've never heard of her before, but she did a beautiful job at this song. Thanks so much for sharing.
I love your answers to the Monday Mayhem.
Have a fabulous week.
Ms Bibi said…
What a beautiful voice.

Love your holiday exercise routine.
Xmas Dolly said…
Thanks for stopping by, and playing along too. Great pick. She has a wonderful voice. Happy Holidays, and have a great day! Hope to see you next week too!
I am Harriet said…
Hand washing clothes is very impressive.

Thanks for playing!!
Have a great week!
tanya904 said…
Such a fun rendition of Jingle Bell rock. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your holiday :)
Amanda Moore said…
Wow Hazel that little girl is amazing, she performs like she has been doing it all her life, and such an amazing voice! This happens to be one of my all time faves for Xmas songs and she was wonderful!
"Unable" is all that they need! Great responses...
ArtSnark said…
Hope you're off to a great week. Thanks for sharing
Joanie M said…
I love rockin' to Jingle Bell Rock!!
Run DMT said…
What a fun version of an old classic! I love how the tempo starts out slow and then picks up later in the song. Her voice is amazing!

Thanks for linking up and for the MM shout-out! :-)
Anonymous said…
Hi Hazel!
LOVE it!!! I have scads of favorites, but this is one of them and she's good! And David of the best!
Thanks, enjoyed it very much!

Cindy (AKA TheXortr)

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