Friday, December 5, 2008

The Sounds of Christmas



I love holidays. Just ask my husband. I have an incessant `desire to decorate, and make smells, and memories over every single holiday. Yep, you heard me, even Flag Day. I love holidays! And Christmas? Oh, boy, Christmas is the biggest and best of them all! It is the one with the most celebrating possibilities! It is the holiday that is celebrated the longest. The stores start celebrating Christmas (incognito) around the beginning of October. Once Halloween is gone they have no shame in advertising for the greatly anticipated holiday. Most people wait until Thanksgiving is out of the way, and then... Kablooie! The sounds, sights and smells of Christmas erupt! Oh how heavenly it is. However, as I already mentioned... there is something missing this year. I am in dire need of snow! How can it be Christmas without snow? And so, to make memories for my son... which he probably wont remember but will make me happy... I am doing all in my power to make my home as Christmas-y as possible.

Which brings me to my point. What better way to invite the Christmas Spirit into your home than through music? There are more songs for this Holiday than any other (big surprise there, hu?) and I want to know what some of your favorites are. What just makes you smile when you hear the song? What songs transport you back to your childhood and wrap you up in the epitome of Christmas? I want to know. I will share mine with you.

I love to sing The First Noel because it has the most fun alto part. I love the words to I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day ( and the story about how that song was written is so tender!) and I absolutely love O Holy Night! Those songs mean Christmas to me. And to make me laugh has got to be I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas. I had never even heard that one until I was on my mission, and it quickly became a favorite. So, now it is your turn. I need to add some Christmas music to my blog, so tell me your favs and I will add them!

Merry Christmas!

5 comments:

Capt'n Amazing's wife said...

I love "O Holy Night" too! I'm not super picky when it comes to Christmas music. But when a song gets overplayed on the radio, then I'll change the channel.

Tawni said...

My favorite song is The Chrismtas Shoes, even though it's a little sad. I also like Pachelbel and anything by Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Mannheim Steamroller.

Brea Marie said...

You were in Mr Wright's choir right? I remember signing a song, 'Baby, Whatcha Goin' Be'. And I have yet to find anyone who has recorded it on a CD. I love that song. I love the Alto part.
Other than that, I love any Christmas song that I can belt out the words right along with them. Jingle Bells, Winter Wonderland, anything popular like that.
I have been listening to Christmas music for the exact same reason. I swear without snow, it just doesn't feel right!

Chris and Francisca Hakes said...

We have 24/7 Christmas music from mid-november to Christmas day on one of our local stations. Harmon and I just love listening to all of them!

It is so funny but this is our first year in a real home for Christmas so between the outside lights and the tree, new baby, etc I don't think I've ever gotten into it as much as I have this year.

Amy said...

Brea, Oh my goodness! I was trying to remember the name for that song! I never sang it at NHS but every year it was a Bassinger classic. Thanks so much!