09 December 2008

Christmas Music

I absolutely LOVE Christmas music and start playing it on Thanksgiving Day (I do wait until after dinner!). 

My favorite carols are:

Bring a Torch, Jeannette Isabella
O Come O Come Emmanuel
The First Noel
Once in Royal David's City
The Wexford Carol (Good People All This Christmastime)

I have a huge collection of Christmas albums and some absolute favorites that I always listen to and couldn't live without. Here's my list of Top 5 favorite albums, in order:

1. The Bells of Dublin, The Chieftains. This one is probably at the top of the list for all of my siblings too. We all love it. My favorite songs from the album are the Wexford Carol, The Rebel Jesus, and O The Holly She Bears a Berry.

2. O Holy Night, Luciano Pavorotti. O Holy Night, Pieta Signore, Gesu Bambino, Ave Maria, okay okay, ALL of them! 

3. Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas, Ella Fitzgerald. I love the entire album, but especially What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? 

4. Merry Christmas, Mariah Carey. This was my most favorite holiday album for years, but I've grown to love the others more. It's still here in the T-5 though! The absolute best are Jesus O What a Wonderful Child, and O Holy Night. 

5. Star Bright, Vanessa Williams. You gotta love Go Tell It On the Mountain, I Wonder as I Wander, Do You Hear What I Hear? and Gracious Good Shepherd.

My brother just brought me Yo-Yo Ma's Songs of Joy and Peace so it may end up on this list before too long. So far, I love his version of the Wexford Carol. Alison Krauss sings it and it's breathtaking!

What are your favorites?


Nama said...

i've heard good things about the yo-yo ma christmas album, and i so want it to add to my christmas music collection! listen for edgar meyer, who's an amazing upright bass player.

kat said...

maybe you need to make an online mix tape on mixwit.com for me to listen to.

do it!

brittani c. said...

I like the classics...
The Christmas Song: Nat King Cole
White Christmas: Bing Crosby

And I just love that Harry Connick Jr. He is so dreamy. I love his Christmas CDs. My favorite is "Sleigh Ride". It always puts me into a good mood.

Eddie the Girl said...

I LOVE CHARLIE BROWN x-mas!!! I also have really started to like John Denver together with the muppets.

Rosander said...

I love the God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen with the Bare-naked Ladies and Sarah M. LOVE it. It reminds me of the mission when picket and a bunch of elders sang it!

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