Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Music Favorites

I thought today on December 1, I would do a list of my favorite Christmas songs. I LOVE Christmas music. Secretly sometimes even in the middle of the summer if I'm alone I will listen to it in the car or even on my headphones at work on a particularly stressful today. Music has such a neat way of making you FEEL certain ways, remind you of certain people (sometimes people you'd prefer not to be reminded of) and just bring you back to certain memories. Some of my favorite albums are just albums that I heard over and over again in my childhood, some are tied to a specific event in my life and some are just plain awesome... here is a very quickly put together list..so I'm sure I'm leaving out some important ones...but let's get started.....

Favorite albums from my childhood:
Christmas in America (Kenny Rogers)- My mom used to listen to this record (yes, record) on repeat when we were little....a couple of years ago I bought the CD on ebay and it was just as glorious as I remember...
The Carpenters Christmas Album (especially "Merry Christmas Darling") - another childhood favorite record. The kind of voice that makes you feel like a Christmas angel floating on a cloud... ok that's going a little far, but it's so good.



Other Old School Favorites:
O Holy Night - My all time favorite Christmas Song (and the song my high school choir sang at the Christmas concert every year)
We need a little Christmas
Carol of the bells (another show choir favorite)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Christmas Time is Here- from the Charlie Brown Movie


New(er) Favorites:
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays (NSync) - I dare you to listen to this song in the car and not dance around like a crazy person
All I want for Christmas is You (Mariah) - Same challenge as above
Last Christmas (Wham Version & Glee Version)
Little Drummer Boy (Any version or Bing Crosby/David Bowie Version)
The Christmas Song- Dave Matthews Band
This Gift- 98 Degrees
Reverse Gifts of the Magi- Rascal Flatts/SheDaisy - hilarious



Recent Favorite CDs:
Sister Hazel: Santa's Playlist
Barenaked for the Holidays
A Very She & Him Christmas



Is my Christmas Playlist missing an important song? What's your favorite Christmas Song?

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