Cathy Chats

What Christmas Means To Me #98º #music

Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! For the month of December it’s gonna be nothing but mewsic…Christmas mewsic that is and so each week I’m gonna feature a new-to-me artist or Christmas album. Nick Lachey appeared on this season of DWTS,  so I was happy to find 98º newest album, Let It Snow!



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I’m linking up taking a coffee break with Stacy, Les, and Amber this morning and you’re invited to come with and let me remind you to visit again tomorrow for not-so Wordless Wednesday. X💋X💋, Cathy





**Image for this series borrowed from cartoonist, Jim Hunt. Thank you!**






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I born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of southern WV. I was a child bride when I married my high school sweetheart in 1979. We moved to Knoxville, TN to begin our life. Determined to prove nay-Sayers from our community wrong, I completed my education and went on to earn an A.S. in computer programming. From 1983-1987, I worked as a computer system’s manager. That’s a glorified title for someone who trouble shoots and maintains system back-ups. After the birth of our first child in 1988, I took early retirement. What have I been doing for the last 25+ years? I am proud to say, I am a SAHM and for most of those years I home-schooled our three children from K-12. Now, the nest is empty.


  • XmasDolly

    CATHY, CATHY GUESS WHAT? A CHRISTMAS ANGEL STOPPED BY MY BLOG TODAY! ~snicker~ Her name was Cathy!!! Good Morning my Christmas Angel & boy did I need this Post this morning! Things are going a little smoother this morning. Dave is home because… can you believe it there’s no work this morning. They get merchandise in receiving where he now works & shipping where he use to work fills up Amazon trucks to ship out, so we’re going with the flow and Dave is going to help me wrap presents for all my kids… that’s let’s see I got 3 kids & spouses to wrap for 11 grandkids & 2 great grandkids and a sister-in-law & hubby & her 2 kids & 1 fiance in that lot and my hubby to wrap for…. I should be done by……………………….. EASTER!!! LUV U GIRL – LUV THE TUNES THAT I’LL BE PLAYING WHILE WRAPPING! VERY COOL! MERRY CHRISTMAS DEAR FRIEND AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING YOU! The Lord send me a Christmas present already! He sent me you! HUGS

    • Cathy Kennedy

      Ahh, you say the sweetest things, Marie! I just wanted to share some love with ya is all. I know whenever I’m having it rough then mewsic is a huge help to step up my mood. Thanks for stopping by, dearie! Enjoy your time with Dave just goin’ with the flow.

  • Thomas Anderson

    Hi, Cathy!

    Snow and coffee are two of my favorite things. I am enjoying one of them as I listen to your Christmas tuneage. Can you guess which one? 🙂

    I had almost forgotten about the boy band 98 Degrees that rose to popularity in the late 90s along with NSYNC. Nick and his guys no longer qualify as boys, but they still look and sound great. I just read that they did a show in my old stomping ground – Hershey, PA, in August 2012. I enjoyed the new Christmas album released this year by the group. I especially got a kick out of their cover of “”Run, Rudolph, Run,” a seasonal song first recorded and made popular by the merry Mr. Chuck Berry in 1958. I was also impressed with their powerful performances of “What Child Is This, “The First Noel” and “Silent Night.” They also did a fine job of imitating the harmony of another famous boy band, The Beach Boys, on the holiday classic “Little Saint Nick.”

    What a treat this was for my ears, Cathy. Thank you, dear friend, and enjoy the rest of your week!

    • Cathy Kennedy


      I was not a “boy band” fan in the 90s but I’ve grown to appreciate them more over the years. 98º does a great job harmonizing. I enjoyed all the songs you listed, as well as “Mary Did You Know?” I’m constantly amazed at my ability to switch from traditional Christmas carols to more modern uptempo versions. While they certainly don’t replace the classics, it’s nice to have the various renditions to spice things up. Thanks for stopping by for some mewsic, coffee, and snow (if only in our dreams, right? ) this morning, dear friend!

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