happy second sunday of advent!
it’s a busy day around here: i’m at the store ’til 2 pm today, then this afternoon is going to be all about writing out christmas cards. tonight, i have a christmas-themed movie queued up. (unless i get totally engrossed in my cards, then the movie goes on the backburner). for my card party, i’m going to set up an assembly line/card station on the dining room table, and to create just the right festive ambiance, i’m going to turn on the lights on my little ceramic christmas tree and play christmas cd’s non-stop. radio-kiki’s motto is all christmas all the time (great line which i appropriated from stephanie).
for a few years, i got in the wonderful habit of buying one new cd per year. my assortment now looks like this:
small, but mighty.
because i love lists (and christmas is a great time to compose lists!), here are a few christmas carol categories, and my picks. now, there are a zillion christmas songs out there, so i’ll limit my choices solely to those songs that are found on my twelve cd’s.
top five christmas carols i ♥ love ♥ with all my ♥:
- carol of the bells
- mary’s boy child (boney m version)
- little drummer boy
- hallelujah chorus from handel’s messiah
- my! my! time flies (enya)
top five christmas songs that tug at my ♥:
- now the bells ring (rita mcneil)
- river (sarah mclaclan)
- trains and winter rains (enya)
- one toy solidier (enya)
- do they know it’s christmas (barenaked ladies)
top five sacred hymns:
- hark! the herald angels sing
- break forth, oh beauteous heavenly light
- o holy night
- o come all ye faithful
- angels we have heard on high
top five songs that
make me gnash my teeth i could do without [this is why you have fastforward on a cd player. and i was going to say "top five songs that i hate," but you can't use "hate" and "christmas" in the same sentence. it's a rule.]:
- i’ll be home for christmas
- silent night
- auld lang syne
- here comes santa claus
- silver bells
i can’t get tired of christmas music! although, maybe we’ll revisit that question at the end of the month…
please recommend a christmas cd that i need to add to my collection! i’m open to a wide range of styles!
what is one christmas song you love and one that grates on your nerves? i have yet to hear a version of “the little drummer boy” that i did not love. i have never been fond of “silent night,” even as a child!
enjoy your day!