Thursday, December 15, 2005

holiday tunes

Favorite Christmas songs, anyone? Anyone?

Five of my faves are, in no specific order:
Breath of Heaven by Amy Grant
'Zat You, Santa Claus? by Louis Armstrong
Christmastime by Michael W. Smith (this one makes me weep)
Baby, It's Cold Outside by Dean Martin
Tennessee Christmas by Amy Grant (I liked this song long before I ever lived here!)


Blogger erinlo said...

I just heard this song this morning by Stephen Curtis Chapman- about this little orphan boy praying for a family for Christmas. Oh my word! I was cryin so hard! We're waiting to find out ANY MOMENT who our daughter is in Vietnam.

Tennesse Christmas is one of my fav's, also. When we lived in TN, my Dad would play it on his guitar and my sister's and I would gather around and sing it. How cheesy. But it was fun.

12:37 PM  
Blogger Chel said...

"Last Christmas" by Wham (I admit I liked them in the 1980s, much to my husband's chagrin) and "Santa Baby" by Eartha Kitt. Yum.

I've been listening to Christmas music on the XM non-stop since Thanksgiving & I'm loving it still.

2:35 PM  
Blogger Tony Arnold said...

Any Christmas song sung by Burl Ives. Brings back very fond memories of being a child around the house during Christmas.


2:38 PM  
Blogger Malia said...

All time favorite is What Child Is This? I also like just about every one of Amy Grant's Christmas songs (once exception being Mister Santa on her third album). I too love Breath of Heaven. I remember being pregnant with Sweetpea Christmas '99 and hearing that song on the radio. It just made me weep because I think that all pregnant women are carrying the breath of heaven within. Plus I really identified with Mary's feelings in the song being a first time mother myself. Shoot, I'm gonna cry just thinking about it!

Nat King Cole's Christmas album, Jim Brickman's Christmas album (although I'm not terribly fond of "The Gift" probably since it's overplayed this time of year). And "I Want A Hippopatamus For Christmas" really cracks me up!

3:21 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Jana, we have another thing in common. My all-time favorite Christmas song is "Baby It's Cold Outside" by Dean Martin. Rick laughs at me so hard about that. He thinks it's the cheesiest song on the planet.

I have about 200 Christmas songs on my iPod right now, a lot of them instrumentals and jazz. I'm liking those more and more every day. So soothing to hear "Carol of the Bells" or songs from the Nutcracker playing in the background all day at work.

5:40 PM  
Blogger Jana said...

Amanda - All great minds think alike.

I think Rick's just jealous of how Dean can croon like no otha.

6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christmas baby please come home... the U2 version.

10:21 PM  
Blogger Tony Arnold said...

I do love the Nutcracker Suite.

And jazz rocks...I mean jazzes (?)


11:15 AM  
Blogger jake said...

'White Christmas' and other originals by Bing Crosby. It's ironic that the above mentioned Dean Martin actually passed away on Christmas Day. I must go on to say that besides listening to Bing, a Christmas season isn't fulfilled without watching 'It's a Wonderful Life' and 'A Christmas Story'.

3:55 PM  
Blogger Jana said...

I'd like to introduce everyone to my cousin Jake...he pops in every once in awhile to share some Texankee wisdom. That's Texan + Yankee. ;) Love ya, Jake.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Tony Arnold said...


Sounds very oxymoronic! ;-)


11:07 AM  
Blogger Jana said...

Tony - Where were you and your wifey this morning?!?

11:55 AM  
Blogger Tony Arnold said...

Fighting off colds. We lost.

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Adam Hogan said...

I'm at work doing nothing right now, as it's so slow. However, I found this appropriate because all I've heard all day are these bad remixes of Christmas originals. In particular, there are several electronic/trance versions of White Christmas; I assume that these have all been produced by the same person. One version has bass and dance feel, while another has more of an acid chillout/Doors sound.
To respond though, I like any Christmas music performed by choirs, and the older the better. In fact if it's in latin, that really gets me.

2:26 PM  

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