Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas 2011 Advent Calendar - Day 5

I love Christmas music!

Most people do, in small amounts at least.

But I could listen to it all year and be perfectly happy.  I have a long standing habit of always listening to a few Christmas songs sometime in July, and I usually break them out again right after Halloween and listen all the way through the middle of January!

Right now the first ten Christmas songs on my iPod are:

1. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day - Casting Crowns
2. Pat-a-Pan - David Archuletta
3. Riu Riu Chiu - David Archuletta
4. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Glee Cast
5. Oh Holy Night - Glee Cast
6. Oh Santa! - Mariah Carey
7. Mary's Boy Child - Little River Band
8. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - 98 Degrees
9. The 12 Days of Christmas (Live) - Straight No Chaser
10. Carol of the Bells - Straight No Chaser

Do you like Christmas music?  What are your favorite songs - or favorite versions of songs?


  1. I love Christmas music! I agree, I usually crave some around middle of summer so will secretly listen to a cd hehehe

    I think my favorite songs are Carol of the Bells, First Noel, Do you hear what I hear, and Dominick the Christmas Donkey. I tend to prefer hymns over carols. Normally I like artist interpretation, but I wish singers would just leave Christmas music alone and sing it the way its written.

  2. I like most Christmas music. Some stuff can get repetitive over the holidays. My favorite song is cheesy: Feliz Navidad by Boney M. Growing up, our neighbors played it all the time. That song itself holds all of Christmas for me.

  3. @~Ang Dominick the Christmas Donkey? That's a new for me, I'll have to check that out! Thanks!!

  4. @Christine Rains I do like that song, but I don't think I've ever heard that particular version - Another one that I'll have to check out!

  5. I had never heard of it either until I moved from the west into RI and Italian country. Its super cute though, I can't help but smile and giggle everytime I hear it!

  6. I love Straight No Chaser - they're so brilliant!

    Favourites for me are:

    - Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth by Bing Crosby & David Bowie

    - Ring Out, Solstice Bells by Jethro Tull

    - I Believe in Father Christmas by Greg Lake

    - Stop the Cavalry by Jona Lewie

    - Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra

    - In Dulci Jubilo by Mike Oldfield

    - Driving Home For Christmas - Chris Rea

    - The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) by Nat King Cole

    - White Christmas by Bing Crosby

    - Step Into Christmas by Elton John