I know its early....

But I've started playing Christmas music. I can't help it, I love Christmas music...

I think seeing the leaves that were different colors last week in Atlanta helped push me over the edge.

If I was back in the Midwest, I'd be wearing my winter gear, the leaves would be gone, and I'd be waiting for that first snow...you know the one, where it snows all night and then you wake up in the morning and everything is just white and pristine and untouched....I've always loved that very first snow, before it gets all dirty or slushy or piled up. That first snow, its so beautiful, especially if its still snowing and you can see the snowflakes falling.

I miss winter.

So yeah, the Christmas music is back in rotation. I have a Christmas music playlist on the iPod, and I recently picked up "The Essential Now That's What I Call Christmas" CD. My faves are Ella Fitzgerald's version of "Sleigh Ride", Ray Charles's version of "Winter Wonderland", Donny Hathaway's "This Christmas" and of course Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song". Oh, and I must play the soundtrack for "A Charlie Brown Christmas". And right after Thanksgiving XM will start the Christmas music stations, and I can't wait for that either.