What’s On Your Christmas Playlist?

I must confess, each holiday season I look forward to listening to Christmas music from the beginning of December right through until early January.  I often listen to the same CDs that I have had for years, and I never stop enjoying them.  Perhaps you will indulge me as I share with you some of my favorites…

A Charlie Brown Christmas with the Vince Guaraldi Trio is always the first CD I play as I begin decorating the tree and house.  I play it from beginning to end and then put it on repeat play because once just isn’t enough.

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As you can see from the picture my CD case has taken a few hits over the years but I am grateful the disc keeps playing.  Several years ago this CD inexplicably would go missing and I almost always found it in my teenage daughter’s bedroom.  I guess we both adored it.

Nat King Cole’s The Christmas Song CD is usually the next to be played because it is simply a classic. I just love those deep tones and classic tunes.

Steven Curtis Chapman’s The Music of Christmas has been around a while but never disappoints and it’s the hubby’s favorite so it makes the top of the list.

I love The Carpenters’ Christmas Portrait but only the songs that are sung – I typically skip over the overly orchestrated songs missing Karen Carpenter’s voice.  My all time favorite song of theirs is The Christmas Waltz.  It definitely gets a few repeat plays during cookie making days.

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Last year I purchased a WOW Christmas CD that included several classic songs sung by many of my favorite Christian singers.  It was produced in 2011, but the songs are timeless.  One song that is worth the entire purchase, though, is When Love Was Born by Mark Schultz. Oh my, it’s so heavenly.

Other CDs that may or may not get played include Barbara Streisand’s A Christmas Album, James Taylor’s At Christmas, and Michael Bublè’s Let It Snow.

If I had the power to forever get rid of a few Christmas songs they would include:

Elvis Presley’s Blue Christmas – Those background singers are just so whiny.

Mariah Cary’s All I want for Christmas Is You – Is that singing or screaming?

Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer – The title alone makes me sad.

Mary Did You Know? – Yes, she knew!

With so many music streaming options it’s easy to hear a nice variety of Christmas music on your phone, tablet, or laptop.  Do you have a favorite Christmas CD or song?  Which song would you banish forever?

 

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