Christmas Music and Holiday Hearts

I won’t bore you with details from my horrific holiday weekend (can you say Barforama III?). We did have a great Thanksgiving with our families and Doug was thrilled that dinner was served only 15 minutes late. How’s that for proper planning, eh?

So, in lieu of those details, I’ll share my love of music, especially Christmas music. I am a musician (a flutist) and love most music with the exception of rap, country, opera (oh I loathe opera, well, except Mozart’s) and some piano concertos. I love Christmas music the most I think. We have a digital channel here in Maine that plays “Songs of the Season” all day long and right now it’s of course Christmas music. It’s the only time of the year I leave the tv on for long stretches of time, as it’s so much easier than changing CDs every 40 minutes or so.

I prefer “traditional” Christmas music. By that I mean what I grew up listening to, so NOT Mariah Carey or any of the newer artists belting out Christmas songs. Julie Andrews, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, or anything classical. I have a great choral CD that I love to listen to, as well as a James Galway CD that is just beautiful. I grew up listening to my mom’s $.95 records put out by Bridgestone or Firestone on our record player, and hearing those again in my own home brings back such happy memories of decorating the tree (after my father wrangled on lights swearing like a sailor) or making cookies with my mom as I got older. There is something soothing about them. Just don’t ask me to listen to Silent Night. It’s my least favorite of all Christmas songs.

My favorite Christmas song is “O Holy Night” and I like it sung by The Lettermen (anyone else have the Reader’s Digest two cassette set as a kid?) best. Now I’ll ask you~what is your favorite Christmas song?

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13 thoughts on “Christmas Music and Holiday Hearts

  1. My favorite is O Holy Night too!!! I also love God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.Despite not being religious, I truly love the meaning behind Christmas and enjoy celebrating the love people have for Jesus and God.

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  4. I have so many! God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Little Drummer Boy, We Three Kings (the version by a Canadian band called The Odds is my favourite) and Silver Bells. Most of my Christmas CDs are artists from the 40s- 60s. But it’s usually just easier to stick on the radio, where one of our stations is all Christmas from the last weekend in November until Boxing Day.

  5. I love good, classic religious christmas music. Give me a good boys choir and I can listen for hours!We had the full set of Firestone records when I was a kid too – and I love those too!

  6. A flutist — I’m impressed!!! You are a woman of many talents!My favorite song (don’t laugh) is “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and I do have a favorite version, but I can’t remember right now who sings it. I think I like it best because Hubby and I each sing the appropriate part (off-key).

  7. ooo, i love andy williams and johnny cash (old, from my childhood days) and mitch miller and the charlie brown christmas music. i don’t know that i could pick just ONE song.also, i just gave you an award: ) it’s on my blog, come get it.

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  9. I have been in choirs my whole life, so I love things I can Sing, like classics and choral pieces. I also lovelovelove Peter, Paul and Mary’s version of Children Go Where I Send Thee and Light One Candle.

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