What I’m Listening To: Christmas Music
G’Morning, friends. This past week (or two…?) has been all about Christmas around here, I know, but… I just can’t help myself! It’s not the most wonderful time of year for nothing. I’ve been thinking about doing a “favorites” list somehow related to Christmas and was going to do a movie list only to remember I did that last year, and it seems “too soon” to do another. Books were out since I can probably count on one hand the number of “proper” Christmas-themed books I’ve read, so what does that leave? Music of course!
Here is a sampling of past favorites, new favorites and some I’ve been putting on repeat – some are singles and some are albums:
Carol of the Bells: This sister-trio may have disbanded earlier this year
however their recording of this classic, old-time carol is just beautiful! It’s
made even more so because they sing it acapella, a style that shows what true
Bryan, Run, Run Rudolph
Crowns, Peace on Earth
Clarkson, Wrapped in Red: Love Kelly’s music on
her “normal” albums so it was a must to check out her first Christmas album –
it’s a nice mix of tradition and contemporary plus anyone who puts ‘My Favorite
Things’ on their album gets props!
Jenkins, This is Christmas: I’ve never been much
of a “classic” music fan in general unless it’s Broadway music. When I “met”
Katherine on Dancing with the Stars, I thought she seemed like one of the
sweetest contestants they’d ever had so needless to say, I immediately looked into her music
and purchased her latest Christmas album. It’s lovely.
Antebellum, On this Winter’s Night: Always love anything
this trio does and their Christmas album is no different. They’ve got an
original (its titular song) plus a great sampling of old favorites.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas: This group is SO much fun, they have a
crazy good album out now (Tornado)
and when I heard them sing an acapella version of Children, Go Where I Send Thee on a TV special, I was blown away –
it proved this group is mega talented. This single isn’t quite as impressive
but still, it’s mellow and pleasant to listen too.
McPhee, Christmas is the Time to Say I Love You
Pickler, The Man with the Bag: As usual, Kellie
puts her “unique” spin on an old favorite (much as she did for Santa Baby, which is another favorite)
and she makes it fun!
of Grace, Tennessee Christmas
Shelton, Cheers, It’s Christmas
St. James, Christmas