Steamroller:

Looking back at Christmases past, how could I forget the glory days of Mannheim Steamroller’s heyday. This holiday symphonic pop group has left an indelible mark on my Christmas memories. My Mom was a huge fan, and still is. Every Christmas, especially when I was a teenager, I remember how my Mom would plea for some Steamroller (the last thing expressively rebellious teenagers would desire Christmas morning).

Mom: “Can we please listen to Steamroller?”

Teenagers Collectively: “Aww…Naw…Steamroller!”

Mom: “But it’s Christmas!”

Teenagers: “How about the Dead Kennedys.”

Mom: “Christmas is not Christmas without Steamroller. Can someone please turn on Steamroller?”

5 minutes later…

Mom: “Can someone please turn on Steamroller?”

5 minutes later…

Mom: “Can someone please turn on Steamroller?”

5 minutes later…

Mom: “For the love of Hot-pockets!, can someone please turn on Steamroller?”

5 minutes later…

Mom: “Christmas happens once a year. I’m pleading you, can someone please turn on Steamroller?

5 minutes later…

Why isn’t anyone listening to me? I never ask for any music. But it’s Christmas and all I’m asking for is one single day of Steamroller. It’s my one Christmas wish: Steamroller”

Dad: “Ok…I’ll put on some Steamroller.”

As Dad’s speakers started pumping the hyper-electronic sounds of Steamroller, my Mom’s heart jumps with joy: “Our king is finally BORN!”

This Christmas, in honor on Christmas past and the joy of Christmas present, we’ll dedicate a little Steamroller for Mom.

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About Dadoo

A Catholic family man and scientist who finds solace in little joys and adventures. Turning to comedy, inspiring stories and music to lift spirits along the rugged road.

Posted on December 14, 2013, in Culture, Family. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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