If you’re anything at all like me, you appreciate good Christmas music – plugging in a good CD, attending a concert, or doing some old-fashioned caroling. You may also, like me, dread going into the malls & stores that have the terrible habit of finding the cheesiest, most annoying Christmas music playing over the speakers.
Well, in this interactive post, I wanted to ask you what are your three favorite Christmas songs (with or without specific renditions)? If you could only sing and listen to three Christmas songs, what would they be?
Update (12/6): Thanks to Jim for being the first to comment. Please note his blog’s new location and update your rolls.
My three songs would be:
O Holy Night
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
But admittedly… a tough question!
O holy town of Bethleham
Mary did you know by the gaither trio
It is very hard to choose. Going for variety I have chosen the following:
Deck the Halls–only the Mannheim Steamroller version. This is a nostalgic pick for me which brings back Christmas memories from long ago.
Carol of the Bells–so joyous and expectant!
O Holy Night–not to copy Ben, but this has to be on the list. Hearing the Soprano at Sunday’s Jefferson Symphony Orchestra concert sing the line, “Fall on your knees” made me want to do just that.
Joy to the World
O Holy Night
Then there are the fun Christmas (winter) songs like
I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas
Ruloph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Frosty the Snowman
Deck the Halls – Like Marya says
I would agree with “O, Holy Night”, and for my money I always like that one with one of the old well-trained voices like a Perry Como or one of Broadway stars. Also in that category would be the Bach/Gounod “Ave Maria”, which, I suppose, is not strictly Christmas, but fits nicely. And the Take 6 version of “Little Drummer Boy” (for a complete genre switch) is really nice, too.
Silver bells – by Steve Martin W/Paul Simon
Hey Santa – great harmonies
Skating from Charlie Brown Christmas – Wouldn’t be Christmas without it!
Gregg the obscure says
Gotta sing ’em, not just listen – preferably with hundreds of other folks and a good pipe organ and/or orchestra.
Once in Royal David’s City,
For Unto Us a Child is Born (from Messiah).