just in cases…

6 Dec

What do you do when you have an infant recovering from GERD who just wants to snuggle?

snuggle 1snuggle 2

The answer: watch Christmas movies on ABC Family all. night. long.  I turned the TV to Home Alone just in time to see one of my favorite holiday scenes: when Kevin and Old Man Marley talk in the church while a children’s choir rehearses “O Holy Night.”  I think all choir geeks love this scene.


Other holiday favorites include Jamie’s proposal to Bonita Aurelia in Love Actually, and pretty much anything involving muppets:

Happy St. Nicholas Day!


10 Responses to “just in cases…”

  1. jackiejoan December 6, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    The Home Alone scene is one of my all-time favorites!

  2. eklinman December 6, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    I have to ask, was Love Actually any inspiration to the name choice?

    • annaojesus December 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

      Indeed! Well…we were searching for Portuguese/Romance language names as a shout out to John’s family, and I remembered this character. Funny thing is that John didn’t remember the context at all, even thought she was totally his character crush at the time (and I would know, since had just started dating 🙂 ). Anyway, we love the name and hope it’s not too annoying for her in the future. Her middle name (Carmela) was my mother’s.

      • eklinman December 13, 2012 at 1:44 am #

        oh, your mother has a pretty name!

      • annaojesus October 5, 2013 at 12:11 am #

        Never replied to this, my apologies: thank you so much! I always liked it growing up 🙂

  3. Tina S. December 6, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    I’m sure you are pretty exhausted at this point but believe it or not, one day you will miss being up in the middle of the night snuggling your baby. Glad you found some good entertainment though 🙂 your little one is just adorable!

    • annaojesus December 12, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

      Oh, I’m certain you’re right! We’re already getting nostalgic now that she no longer fits into her newborn clothing. Thank you so much for the sweet compliment 🙂 xoxo

  4. Jim December 7, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    Choirs sometimes are the perfect backdrop to give a scene that special punch.

    • annaojesus December 12, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

      Oh, I love this, Uncle Jim! Thank you!!! Did you see the one from season 2, with Yo-Yo Ma? Apparently in either the episode you mentioned or another one, there is mention about Yo-Yo Ma playing at the Congressional Christmas party…well, Yo-Yo Ma saw this and called up Sorkin to ask if he could actually play on an episode! Pretty awesome, yeah? Oh goodness, I love children’s choirs…how do I get Aurelia into one??

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