Seasons Greetings, North Carolina! If you’re a regular reader of our blog over at www.ohmsteadplumbing.com, you know how we love to keep you informed about all things plumbing. Whether it’s about plumbing a kitchen island, plumbing tips for homebuyers, an article about how to care for your drains, or to how to deal with a hot shower that keeps going cold, if it has pipes, we’re writing about it. In a recent blog we thought we’d celebrate the best case scenario of a shower that stays hot, with great pressure and purity, by delving into how to enjoy it even further. We explored the holiday gift (and self-care) idea of making your own bath bombs, bath tea, and shower steamers. This time around, we’re going to share another way to take bath and shower time to the next level for the holiday season. A jammin’, boppin’, peaceful, poppin’ holiday bath/shower playlist. Here’s a list of a few of our favorite holiday ditties to get you started.
Silent Night- Bobby Darin
Since we’re talking about music to get clean to, holiday-style, we thought we’d start with a song by Mr. “Splish Splash” himself, Bobby Darin. His entire Christmas album is great, with a mix of upbeat and calm numbers. “Go Tell It On The Mountain” is an all out celebratory romp. Bobby’s rendition of “Silent Night” is just the speed that makes us want to take a bubble bath in a candle’s glow.
The Grand Organ of Liverpool Cathedral- The Nutcracker Suite
Speaking of pipes, how about some holiday sounds from the largest pipe organ in the UK, and one of the largest musical instruments in the world, The Grand Organ of Liverpool Cathedral? Miraculously ranging in sound from delicate to robust, this instrument handles the music of Tchaikovsky’s Christmas time classic magically. May sugar plum faeries dance on your soap bubbles.
Mele Kalikimaka- Kacey Musgraves and The Quebe Sisters
Nothing quite says “water” like the Hawaiian Islands. Bring the spirit of aloha into your holiday bath time with this fancy-free version of Bing Crosby’s hit, featuring a hint of country twang to keep the Hawaiian steel-guitar company. Consider a bath-side Pina Colada and something plumeria-scented to make the island trip complete.
O’ Little Town of Bethlehem- Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Wade in the water and cleanse your soul with Sister Rosetta Tharpe. acclaimed as one of the greatest gospel singers of her time. She isn’t just soulful, she’s Sanctified. Her rendition of “O’ Little Town of Bethlehem” lives up to the sacred material on which its based, while bringing the organ-drenched sway-factor of a spirited church service.
Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers- The Crystals
A bright brass-heavy tribute to a classic by the girl group who brought you “Da Doo Ron Ron” and “Then He Kissed Me”. It doesn’t get more fun and girl-y, unless you’re watching the Rockettes giving this song their precise high-kicking treatment at their Holiday Spectacular. A perfect song to compliment the feelings of renewal that come with a really great bath.
So, whether you’re having a Hard Candy, Blue, or Holly Jolly holiday season, we at Ohmstead Plumbing hope these songs are fun additions to your cleansing ritual. We appreciate being able to serve the plumbing needs of Forest City NC. Rutherford NC, Cleveland NC, and Polk Counties all year long. (828) 245-7302 www.ohmsteadplumbing.com