Not that you asked, because you didn't, but because I am kind of running out of holiday-ish things to write about in this series of Christmas posts, I decided to link to some of my favorite versions of Christmas songs:
"River" by Robert Downey Jr. (Amy, this one's for you!) Goofy truth: I save this song to play the first time each season when I am all alone in the car. It's my little gift to myself in the midst of all the busyness and stress. (Sorry for the cheesy video, it's all I could find. If you are interested in this song, it comes from this cd.)
"Wintersong" by Sarah McLachlan
"Silent Night" by Stevie Nicks (can only be appreciated by a child of the 80's such as myself)
"What Child Is This" by Mercy Me (any song where Bart Millard belts out Hallelujah is worth listening to, imho-- oddly enough I don't much care for this song sung by anyone else.)
"In The Bleak Midwinter" by Paul Colman (again, don't like this song unless it's this version)
"Carol Of The Bells" from the Home Alone Soundtrack
And while we are on the subject, the theme from Home Alone is just sweet to listen to. Did you know it's called "Somewhere In My Memory?" I didn't til today!
"Joy" and "Thanksgiving" by George Winston
A new favorite for this year: A Baby Changes Everything. Again, I just love hearing Faith belt out Hallelujah at the end. (Pretty much I love to hear a great singer belt out that word anytime, anywhere.) If you've never heard this song, go listen to it.
I love to listen to this song anytime of year, but it gets a lot of play at Christmas. I still get sad whenever I remember that Dan's not with us anymore.
And my all-time, never-get-sick-of-hearing-him-hit-those-notes-at-the-end favorite Christmas song:
"O Holy Night" by Josh Groban
Someday I intend to actually download all these songs and make a cd for my car... someday. Not this year, certainly, but someday.
*** This will be my last "official" Christmas post... I am planning to spend lots of time with my family in the next few days, but will still pop in here from time to time!