The winter holidays are a special and magical time, making the sounds we hear around us more meaningful and memorable. Music and movies, the sounds of the outdoors, and enjoying the company of friends and family are all an important part of this time of the year. Below is a list of a few holiday sounds that signal the time year and that we always look forward to.
The Sounds of the Season
The light whisper of crackling logs in the fireplace, the ringing of silver bells, and the sound of unwrapping presents are all things associated with this time of year. And who could forget the merry Ho-Ho-Ho of the jolly guy in a red suit, Santa Claus?
Many of us remember all of the classic holiday tunes. “Jingle Bells” and “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby, “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong, “Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt, “Blue Christmas” by Elvis Presley, and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee, to name a few. They come on the radio around this time each year and are played in stores while shoppers search for gifts for their friends and loved ones. Hearing these songs takes us back to past years and special memories.
There’s something about holiday movies to further set the mood of the season. From classics to new favorites, there is nothing like gathering around with family to watch movies. It’s a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart tells the story of down-on-his-luck George Bailey, who needs to be reminded by the angel Clarence just how much people need him. And don’t forget A Charlie Brown Christmas, featuring the kids from Charles Shultz’s favorite comic, a beagle named Snoopy, and a sad little tree. Linus, always full of holiday spirit, delivers a classic Christmas monologue. A very traditional story that is a must-watch each year is A Christmas Carol, the classic Dickens tale of rich mogul Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey from “Bah, humbug!” to “God bless us, everyone.”
Conversations with Relatives and Loved Ones
Some of the most meaningful sounds don’t come from the radio, television, or even Santa himself. The most meaningful things we will hear during the holidays are the words and laughter of our families. Sometimes the holiday is the best or only time we get to spend with them, and that is what makes this season so special.
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If you are experiencing hearing loss, don’t let the special sounds of the holidays pass you by. We can evaluate your hearing difficulties and determine the right solutions for your specific needs. Please contact U.S. Hearing Solutions today for a free hearing assessment and give yourself the gift of hearing this holiday season.