Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Music

I love Christmas music.  L-O-V-E IT!  I turn it on while we're driving home from Thanksgiving and it stays on through Christmas Day.  I belt out the words to almost every song (except that song Christmas Shoes....the station gets changed immediately.  Way too depressing for Christmas).  I hear the music and my soul fills with JOY!

My love for Christmas music has resulted in a tradition in our little family.  Every year I get a new Christmas music CD in my stocking.  We listen to it as soon as possible and I look forward to adding it to my music for the following year.

I, of course, have my favorites.  My favorite secular song is "All I Want for Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey.  LOVE IT!  My favorite hymns are "Joy to the World" and "Oh Come All Ye Faithful."  I pray that we sing those two some time during the Advent season every year. 

Do you have any favorite Christmas songs?  What are some songs you love?  Any that you can't stand?  I want to hear about your favorites so I can add them to my iPod playlist!


Beth said...

I can never remember the names of the songs that I like...I will tell you as I hear them..k?

Jill said...

I have a few:
The First Noel is my favorite Christmas hymn, followed closely by We Three Kings and O Come O Come Emmanuel.
For secular I love:
We Need a Little Christmas Now
God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman by Barenaked Ladies and Sarah McLachlan
I'll Be Home for Christmas
The Christmas Song

and one I discovered last year:
That Holiday Feeling

Jill said...

I forgot what I don't like - that song about wanting a hippopotomus for Christmas. And sometimes the Chipmunk song is a bit much, esp by the time the holiday actually rolls around.

Carol E. said...

I'm like you. I start listening as soon as Thanksgiving ends.There's a Czech carol that I love, but can't think of the name of it right now. I used to sing Away in a Manger to my baby boy way back when, so it always makes me feel very tender. That's funny, because I might not like the sing-songi-ness of it, except the tender memories make up for that. I love singing along with Handel's Messiah.

The one I don't like is O Holy Night. It's so syrupy! I hate to even type in the name, because it'll start singing in my brain and stay there for days.