“Up on the Housetop!” #mkRemodel

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Merry Christmas, everyone!

This year’s Christmas Carol gift for Karen is the obvious choice, although we’ll acknowledge there could be a little name confusion.

This popular tune is known both as “Up on the Rooftop” and “Up on the Housetop” as sung by a variety of cover artists.

This year’s carol is an obvious nod to our 2016 house remodel, which will actually stretch into early 2017. But the new kitchen is open, the look of the house has changed dramatically, and we’re thrilled the result. The Hallmark “Arts and Crafts Bungalow” ornament was not our design inspiration, but it lends itself nicely as a memento nonetheless.

Up on the Housetop was written in 1864, and is considered to be the second oldest secular Christmas song, outdone only by “Jingle Bells,” which was Jocelyn’s gift to her mother in 2003.

And speaking of our Remodel not being on time …

Past Christmas Carol gifts:

2015: Walking in a Winter Wonderland
2014: Blue Christmas
2013: Carol of the [Mission] Bells
2012: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
2011: Most Wonderful Day of the Year
2010: O Tanenbaum
2009: Frosty the Snowman
2008: The Race That Long in Darkness Pined
2007: Away in a Manger
2006: Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
2005: What Child is This?
2004: I Saw three Ships
2003: One-Horse Open Sleigh (Jingle Bells)
2002: A Sweetie Goose in a Pear Tree (12 Days of Christmas)