Christmas Music: The Great!
Posted by Caitie F on December 9, 2010
So yesterday i talked about the bad…but today I want to talk about the Christmas music that I could listen to all year! I will try to keep it at 10, but there are no promises!
Basically anything From “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” by TSO. It is THE Christmas album for me and puts me in the spirit. I love blasting it in the car and rocking out. I saw them live once and wow…fantastic concert!
2. Merry Christmas Darling
If this week’s Glee was your first time hearing this song, go find the version by Karen Carpenter. Lea Michele was good, but even she can’t compare. It is a beautiful song all around!
3. Jingle Bell Rock
This is just a fun song. It makes me want to sing along and dance.
4. Hallelujah Chorus
First, this is a great song. But it makes the list for a more personal reason. My high school choir sang this song at the end of the holiday concert every year, and continues to do so. If alum are in the audience, they are asked to come onstage. I have not been back at the right time since graduating, but it was a great song to sing and hearing over 100 people singing it was magical. We also sang it as part of the Candlelight Processional in Disney World, which made it even more special!
5. Joy to the World
What can I say – this song makes me happy. It is so spiriting and joyful that I can’t help but smile every time I hear it.
6. Sleigh Ride
A good version of this song is so fun to listen to. It has a great melody, fun lyrics, and if they do the clip clop and horse’s whinny, it makes it even more fun! This is one we did in my other choir and I will always think of that performance every time I hear it!
7. O Holy Night
I think artists can do such beautiful things with this song. It is a beautiful melody that builds and builds and when done right is one of the prettiest songs ever.
8. I’ll Be Home for Christmas
This has been creeping up my list for the past few years. I always want to be with my family at Christmas and I have been able to do that even though I live an eight hour drive away. I hear this song and start dreaming of when we get there and of all the great Christmas mornings we have had. It makes me so excited to see my family.
9. Carol of the Bells
This is another choir memory (not to say it isn’t a great song on its own, it is). When we went to Disney to be in the Candlelight Processional, we also got to sing on our own in teh Rotunda in the American pavilion. That place has some of the best acoustics anywhere. The song sounded magical.
10. Walking in the Air (from The Snowman)
This is not a typical holiday song, but anytime it comes on from my Kenny Loggins CD, I have to think of The Snowman cartoon! It is one of my favorite and this song fits it perfectly!