Its time to discuss a little thing called Christmas time in the training room. This time of year has been a very special time the past few years. I mean its always a special time but over the past few years its been even more meaningful. You may think huh I wonder why that is. Is it because everyone is just in better moods and happy, is it because we are all celebrating the birth of our Lord? No its because of the mens basketball team. Yes thats right the mens basketball team.
For the past few years they have entertained all of those around with their yearly holiday musical mix and their singing voices that accompany it. Now, you may think wow how great is it that the training room can hear Christmas songs sung by the team. And yes its great. However, I would not equate it to listening to Josh Groban sing Silent Night. I would equate it to ...... well I dont know what.
The reason its hard to compare it to something is the mix consists of so many songs not any of them really the same. But, what makes it so wonderful is the fact that each song everyone sings along. It doesnt matter if its Bing Crosby singing "White Christmas" or Manheim Steamroller "Siberian" (which yes i know instrumental they hum along) they will sing.
Imagine the confusion of other athletes when they walk into our training room to find a bunch of men all averaging on the height of at least 6'3 singing "Christmas Dont Be Late" by yes you guessed it Alvin and the Chipmunks. As a side note today as they sang that song they discussed how in the soon to be released movie having the chipets (female version of chipmunks) could ruin it.
If you walk in to this entertaining moment you will find me sitting at my desk arms folded legs crossed with a giant smile on my face. Looking from one player to the next. Sometimes when someone walks in with a confused look I will just shrug my shoulders and smile.
But, when it comes down to it. Yes I love hearing the boys well lets call then men sing "All I want for Christmas is You" or Taylow swift singing "Last Christmas" (I swear if Miley Cyrus had a Christmas album she would be on the mix) and their rendition of Feliz Navidad is a good one. My all time favorite song however is .... well may I suggest going to this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDBMzGq1vhs&feature=related as you have this song in the background read the rest of this post.
What I was saying is my all time favorite song is The Muppets 12 Days of Christmas. Nothing puts a smile on my face more then every single one of my guys singing this song with the voices. The only down side is on the 9th day of Christmas on our mix its beaker singing. So.... when you listen to the video replace beaker with animal. Instead of animal yelling put in "bee beee bee bee deee bee". What can I say its Christmas time in the training room!
As a side note if you were wondering yes we have an official Christmas tree this year! I may say made out of green paper with homemade ornaments. We have a small budget. But, the funny thing I wanted to add about this was the reaction of a few people to this tree. One (who shall not be named) came in to pester me. She saw the tree and wanted an ornament. Now most people want something normal like snowman or maybe a stocking. Not her she wanted Rudolph. Which is kind of funny since the past few Halloweens she has been forced to dress up as either a dolphin or a monkey with her counterpart getting to play the normal human role. So, just funny she chose yet again to be an animal. And now that I think about it kind of fitting since there is that scene in Rudolph where they put the dirt on his nose and he sounds kind of stuffy and congested and we just decided the other day this person would be a good comparison the the narwhal in Elf since its kind of that dump da dump kind of personality. By the way as that person reads this I know what you are thinking and no I will not die because you know this is all true.
The other funny reaction was by another training room staple today. This person came into the training room and actually wanted to talk about something serious. Which not funny. The funny part was as this person was discussing a serious topic she looked over at the tree and it was at this point they said "Hey!! I want an ornament how come I don't have an ornament?" As you can see our priorities are very blurred in the training room. No matter how serious the situation all that we really care about are ornaments. So, I asked this person what they would like and I want to say at one point they said a tree. But decided not such a good idea to have a tree ornament on a tree (she is pretty quick). Then there was talk of she wanted something different since the person who had the Rudolph ornament got something specific (i may had there is some competition for my attention in the training room I am kind of the mom). Finally, it was decided we would make a gingerbread athlete.
So, if you want to stop by the training room at some point you may run into some caroling basketball players and a paper tree which you may just get your own ornament on because in the training room Christmas is just...... Special.