It's now officially the Christmas season! Woo hoo!
You may hate me for saying this, but I actually do not mind seeing Christmas trees and lights up even before Thanksgiving. Because for me, the Christmas season really begins with Thanksgiving. And as the song goes, it's the most WONDERFUL time of the year!
One of the main reasons I get giddy this time of year is that I love, love, LOVE Christmas music. And just for giggles, I've decided to post 5 of my favorites for your enjoyment.
In no particular order...
1. The Christmas Song
My favorite version of this tune is sung by Michael Buble, who, truth be told, I could listen to ALL THE TIME. He is phenomenal. The Hubby and I were sitting around watching YouTube videos the other night of Michael Buble singing, and reminiscing about his concert at the CenturyTel Center in February 2008. I think we both knew it would be a good show, but I don't think either of us realized just how great a performer Buble really is. We had such a fun time at that concert! We both agreed that the next time Buble comes within a 200 mile radius we will be the first in line to buy tickets.
2. Baby it's Cold Outside
This is simply a cool tune. (Pun intended.) And it holds a special place in my heart, because at my "Linnea and Friends" show at the Dixie Theater in 2006, my husband and I sang this duet. I would post that particular video for you to enjoy, but I think he might kill me. Besides, I think leaving Dean Martin out of this list would be tragic.
3. Merry Christmas, Darling
Okay, I realize that many folks think Karen Carpenter's music is cheesy. But in my humble opinion, this is one of the best Christmas songs ever recorded. I have no idea why this video is so blurry, but the voice is still crystal clear.
4. What Child is This
I have such fond memories of listening to two very special people practice and then perform this song at St. George's Church in Bossier City when I was a small child. I also love the lyrics. "This, this is Christ the King, whom shepherds guard and angels sing..."
My favorite version of this song is actually done by Selah, but I couldn't find a video. This, however, is a really good version by Third Day.
5. O' Holy Night
You just can't list great Christmas songs without mentioning this one. This version is by Selah.