Winter Solstice! Some Wintery Songs

This is a post I did last year, and I just pulled it from the archives to repost it and was looking up the first day of winter this year.  Do you know it’s the same day EVERY YEAR????  Somehow this blows my mind.  I don’t know why.  Maybe I need a refresher on how calendars work.

If you are in North America, like me, you probably don’t need any more winter.  But for my friends in the southern hemisphere, maybe this will be a nice change.  And the rest of us can come back to it in the middle of July when we are ready to fantasize about snow. (and if you want to fantasize about warm weather, here is a summer songs post I did last May when it felt like summer would never arrive)

First, you ready for the cutest snowball fight in the history of the world?

And speaking of adorable newlyweds (well, “newlyweds”.  Anamika is complicated), there’s also Roja!

Both those songs are less actual winter, and more just going up to the mountains.  Let’s see if I can think of a song that was filmed in winter in an actual temperate climate…..Oh!  I have it!

Oh!  Here’s another one!  I know it doesn’t seem like winter based on how Katrina is dressed (or not dressed) but look!  There’s snow at the end!

You know, the mountain songs feel more wintery than the actual winter songs!  Maybe because they are more reliable?  I mean, you know there will be snow on the mountain, so you can plan for it, but you can’t be sure what the weather will be like in the streets of London (or wherever).  Like this all time classic:

If we are talking classics, probably only right to end on Amitabh.  And one of Sudhir Ludhianvi’s last great poems.

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9 thoughts on “Winter Solstice! Some Wintery Songs

  1. I think I just figured out what makes every Amir film such a success– since Taare Zameen Par, he has been playing teacher who believes in you /sees the goodness in you guru figure! it was never not going to succeed in India! India loves good teachers!

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    • Fingers crossed that remains true for Rani and Hichki is a huge success.

      And this might also explain why I find Aamir’s movies sometimes kind of patronizing! I don’t like teachers telling me what to do, I want to figure it out for myself!

      On Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 11:41 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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      • Well it might be a culture thing. Approval from teachers and teachers having your back is a huuuuuuuge deal. I should know, I was a teacher’s pet! Right through college! And also the undercover rebel!! Lol

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        • Oh blech! Another reason I am glad I didn’t go to school in India. All my teachers loved me (I’m adorable!) and I loved them (I love everybody), but I never really respected them or wanted them to control my life. I haaaaaaaaaated having to ask for recommendation letters for grad school and stuff like that, I just wanted to take the class and then be done with them and never let them know what was happening in my life or what I was thinking. And I certainly never wanted or listened to their advice.

          So I can enjoy Aamir in Talaash, where he is wise but flawed. But once it gets into Dangal and I feel like he is trying lecture me and expect me to respect him, blech!

          On Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 11:57 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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          • I’ve always had a teacher take special interest me and we wish our teachers on teacher’s day even today! Maybe because you guys don’t do teacher’s day there that’s why you don’t have that relationship with your teachers

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          • I think it’s more that Teacher’s Day wouldn’t work here because we don’t have that relationship. Sometimes you do, you may have that one teacher you really loved somewhere in your educational life, but the majority of them will just blur together and be forgotten. Maybe it’s that we are set up to have soooooooo many teachers? With at least 3 schools between 5 and 18, each of them with their own principal and set of teachers and totally unrelated to each other, and then in college another 20-32 teachers, it’s just harder to build a bond.

            I definitely had teachers I really liked, but then I moved on to the next grade and the next school and I never really saw them again.

            On Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 12:21 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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          • Hmmm… I’ve changed schools a lot because of my dad’s postings. But you’re right, the teacher student culture is different here. Just the day before, the instructor at the accountancy refresher course I’m taking had his birthday. The entire batch of mostly schoolkids and college freshers went nuts!! Me and beau brought a cake and the kids spend half an hour taking pictures with the teacher! Also pooled money to buy him a gift!!

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          • Yes, definitely different! I don’t even know when my teacher’s birthday’s are.

            On Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 7:31 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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