Thursday, December 2, 2010

12 Days of Christmas - Holiday Songs

Warning: I'm about to sound like a complete and total Christmas freak, but I just can't help it - so bare with me. 

I love Christmas music.  It could be classified as an obsession.  I start to feel the urge to listen to Christmas music around the first of November.  By the time Thanksgiving has arrived, I'm dying to blast my Mariah Carey Christmas CD through the house.    But I force myself to wait to listen to Christmas music until the weekend after Thanksgiving.

This year Steven offered to let me listen to Christmas music the two weeks before Thanksgiving (our local station starts playing Christmas music mid November) - but it just didn't evoke the feeling of Christmas that I cherish. It seems somewhat forced if I begin listening to holiday music before Thanksgiving - as if I'm trying too hard to will the Christmas spirit to take over and turn my everyday life into a magical Christmas wonderland.

But my dear friends - we are now officially on the other side of Thanksgiving and Christmas music abounds!  In the car, at the office, while I'm cleaning at the house.  Something about my favorite holiday tunes literally makes me feel all warm and cozy on the inside.  As if tiny music notes float through the air and into my heart causing me to swell with sheer happiness and contentment.

And no - I'm not joking.  I actually love Christmas music this much.  I always have.  Poor Steven - I always will.  So here are a few of my faves:

I'll Be Home For Christmas - Bing Crosby
I rarely get to spend the holidays with my extended family - something about this song reminds me that no matter where I may be, the holidays are a time to cherish family and be grateful for our loved ones.  Plus - what is Christmas without Bing Crosby??

Oh Come All Ye Faithful - Nat King Cole
By far my favorite Christian Christmas song - and no one sings it quite like NKC.

All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
Say what you want about MC, but the girl can sing.  This song makes me want to dance around the house with a hairbrush in my hand bellowing love lyrics to Steven.  Too bad I can't hit the high notes quite like Mariah.

Shake Up Christmas - Train
If I have one complaint about Christmas music, it's that you don't really hear many new songs each season.  This is one of my favorite "new" Christmas songs.  It's so bubbly and cheerful like Christmas should be. 

So now that I have given you a proper tutorial on all things Christmas music and expressed my devotion to the point of insanity, I guess I'll wrap up this post!

Hope you're having a great week.  Almost Friday!


ty said...

I'll Be Home For Christmas is one of my favorites ... just makes me cry :)

The Wife In Her New Life said...

I want to start listening to Christmas music around JULY! But like you, I hold off until the weekend after Thanksgiving =)

♥ Dani said...

I am SO with you on this! I LOVE Christmas music, and I am totally guilty of listening before Thanksgiving this year! I've already bought 3 new Christmas CDs this season AND a bunch of old favorites. I've always shared Xmas music with my mom, but now that I'm living 13 hours away from her I'm rebuying my faves for our collection!

P.S. Just went to iTunes and downloaded the new Train song as I was posting this. Thanks! :-D

Kelly said...

I love Christmas music JUST as much as you! It gives me the same feeling of excitment and happiness :-D

I love I'll Be Home for Christmas-- James Taylor's version is my fave. And I'll have to check out that Train song tonight!

audra kate said...

I'm the same way with my Christmas music!
I gave in a little early this year! ha!
I loved that Train song!! Thanks for sharing that one! :)

Mateya said...

Love all these! Hadn't heard the Train one before!

Anonymous said...

I believe it is perfectly acceptable to listen to Christmas music all year long.

Kit said...

I LOVE Christmas music too! I always make myself wait until after Thanksgiving to start listening...most of the time ;)

kebowman said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!!! :) That means so much to me!!
I'm so stinkin' excited about Christmas this year!!!!! I'm glad to know i'm not the only one that's a Christmas freak! ;)

Rebekah said...

I love Christmas music! It's finally filling my house and I can't get enough of it!

Newlyweds on a Budget said...

there's no way I could wait until after Christmas. I started those songs as soon as Daylight savings hit!

Tyly said...

I love Christmas music!!! Lucky for me, James loves it too. We've been blasting it every chance we get. :)

Jessica said...

I'm in LOVE with that Train song!

Bryan and Chelsey's Moss Moments said...

I love Colbie Calliet's "Mistletoe". It's my "newer" song that I've loved the last couple of years! Gotta love the classics too!

Tamara Nicole said...

I listen early too, don't feel bad! :-)

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

I am your newest follower! I love the first song!! Great choices!

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