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December 08 2014 @ 10:00 am
25 Days of Christmas: Music  
I don't know about you but one of my favorite things about Christmas time is the music. I love Christmas music whether it is traditional hymns or new modern generic songs. There are very few Christmas songs I don't love (there are one or two).

I'd say my favorites are a weird mixture of music:

I'm a big fan of Garth Brook's old album Beyond the Season which is very hard to come by now. People rarely get rid of it and when they do they sell it for a lot of money because of the fabulous nature of the album. It is a lot of traditional hymns but Garth really brings them to life.

But you'll notice there are some very odd songs in there about surfing and mambo. What can I say, my mom was a product of the 50s and 60s. She passed onto us some unusual songs, one of which is Brenda Lee's Lasso Santa Claus. I love these songs and listen to them every year.

Then there is Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You which I believe is the version from Love Actually and is a good song sung fantastically by Mariah.

For me, my favorite songs are Go Tell It on the Mountain & God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen both by Garth Brooks. There is a version of the later by Sarah McLaughlin and Barenaked Ladies which also incorporates We Three Kings which is pretty good.

What is your favorite Christmas song? Do you have one that is really odd but you just adore?

Days Until Christmas: 17
Phoenixburned_phoenix on December 9th, 2014 08:17 am (UTC)
That timetravel book in your sidebar almost makes me think of BSG's Apollo :D

Christmas music. I think I like some of the traditional ones best. It's a bit hard to say, as I somehow fell completely out of the Christmas spirit years ago, but those have the best chance of me wanting to sing along or get out my flute.
It was fun trying to figure out how to best play those. For some we had to figure out the music ourselves, because there were only the lyrics. It was quite the process :D
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 9th, 2014 07:51 pm (UTC)
LOL Well, I'm glad you got a lovely reminder of Apollo.

Awe sorry you fell out of the Christmas spirit. I don't think I ever will. I just love this time of the year so much.

You play the flute?! Cool. I loved the flute the short amount of time I was allowed to play it but then it broke and no one would fix it. So sad.
Phoenixburned_phoenix on December 10th, 2014 08:28 am (UTC)
Very lovely indeed :D

I think it comes with all the fighting and ill feeling in the family.
I think next year I'm going to make my own lovely Christmas, the way I want it to be, everyone else can deal or leave me alone :)

I did as a kid. I can still more or less do it, but I'm very much out of practice.
That's sad :( *hugs*
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 13th, 2014 06:00 am (UTC)
My family tends to argue the entire time we are together but I've decided to ignore them as much as possible and honestly, Christmas didn't used to be a good holiday for me.

My father ruined every Christmas he was a part of so there were a lot of bad ones in my childhood. I've just decided he can't ruin my future ones (he's not around that goodness).

So definitely take back Christmas and make it happy like it should be.

So I'm jealous you can practice even. LOL
Phoenixburned_phoenix on December 15th, 2014 07:46 am (UTC)
I'm glad you turned it into a happy time for yourself now, even if it wasn't in the past :) That's not easy *hugs*
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 17th, 2014 12:50 am (UTC)
It isn't easy but we have to do things for our own sanity. LOL
Phoenixburned_phoenix on December 17th, 2014 08:34 am (UTC)
hehe, yep :)