Melodic Monday: What Songs Do You Embrace for the Holidays?

Two things crank up for me when Thanksgiving rolls around: the initial celebration of my birthday (which falls in January, but I start early) and holiday songs.  On the iPod, I have a blended playlist of gospel, Christian contemporary and more seasonal numbers that whirl on steady repeat.

No chipmunks crooning about Christmas time being here.  No cutesy songs about mommy rambling with Santa under mistletoe.  I’m more of a classics gal looking to wind down with reflections on the meaning of the season and what the future holds in the upcoming year.

“O Holy Night” is one of my all time favorite Christmas songs.  It is a steady “go to” for the depth and spirit of the holiday season for me.  While there are a zillion versions that have been done, I’m partial to those from singers’ voices that tap into the emotion and meaning.  Jennifer Hudson has one of those voices.  May you have a warm Christmas Eve and joyous Christmas Day.  Enjoy!

What are your favorite holiday songs?

What artists have “go to” holiday albums for you?

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7 Responses to Melodic Monday: What Songs Do You Embrace for the Holidays?

  1. This year I got Orla Fallon’s (from Celtic Women) Christmas CD. Such an angelic voice. Merry Christmas!

  2. “O Holy Night” is my second favorite, behind “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth” from The Messiah.

  3. Yay, Barb! What a lovely Christmas gift to see your post! You have been missed. I love traditional Christmas music too and lean toward the soaring choral versions or the angelic sounds of Cambridge College Choir or any of the British cathedral choirs.
    Oh … and props to you for beginning your birthday festivities well in advance!

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