Friday, December 19, 2008

The Final Christmas Post: My Favorite Christmas Music

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!
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Stacey said...

Have a fantastic Christmas. I pray you will be touched by the Master.

Jess said...

as usual, your blog is one of the most relaxing things in my life. on my first official day off for christmas break, i have just spent the last little while clicking on all of these songs and listening.

deborah said...

Have you heard Casting Crowns While You Were Sleeping? It's beautiful...wonderful...and my new favorite this season. My kids have heard so many times already this year that they were singing it yesterday as we sat in the family room playing games. I think that was my Christmas present this year! I also LOVE Faith Hill's new one!
I've never commmented before, but I love your blog and visit when I amaze me with 6 little ones and the ability to write so well and so often. I have half as many and often feel like I can't even complete a thought....
I so enjoy your blog and the little insights into your beautiful life!

Merry Christmas.

LeAnn said...

Like I don't have anything to do... I'm still in the office working on website links and devo tweaks on Friday night. I needed a serious break so here I am... listening to Christmas music. I LOVE Josh Groban. It doesn't matter what he sings. I know it's geeky but I just love him. Do you think we could convince him to come to She Speaks?

Thanks for the peaceful break!


Rachel said...

I LOVE Josh Groban. Dad got me his Christmas Album last year and it has gotten much use this year! Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

Jenni said...

I had no idea Robert Downey Jr. could sing! I just spent the better part of an hour on youtube watching him...

Some would say that was time wasted, but I beg to differ.

Hey, I nominated you for an award over at my place. Come and get it, willya?