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december eve blog party pt. 1


It’s been a minute since I’ve talked about music on here...since one of my first-ever blog tags, actually...so what better way to get back into the swing of things than with CHRISTMAS SONGS?!

I’m one of those strange folk who start listening to carols in September (and, let’s face it, I never stop singing “Jingle Bells”), so suffice to say Christmas songs are some of my favorite songs, and I can’t wait to share them!

This Christmas blog collab is headed up by the lovely Lillian Keith (check out her blog here!), and there are several other amazing bloggers part of this that she’ll be sharing in her post! I’m so excited to be a part, and I hope y’all enjoy discovering some new Christmas tunes!

classic carols

You know it’s Christmas when they start trolling the classic Victorian carols—especially when you get to sing them at church! My top three carols are “Hark, The Herald Angels Sing,” “O, Holy Night” (which I used to not like, believe it or not), and “The First Noel”!

What’s your favorite Christmas carol?



christmas with you

I couldn’t pass up the chance to share some romantic Christmas tunes, since I am the captain of romance, after all! (And, yes, in case you were wondering, I do steal hearts. *winks*)

Despite the controversy, I love “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” “Merry Christmas Darling” by Carpenters, “Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt, “Last Christmas” (by Wham! but I usually listen to other versions), “This Christmas,” “Merry Christmas Baby,” “Winter Wonderland” by Tony Bennett, “I Wanna Be Your Christmas” by Andrew Allen, and “Sleigh Ride”!

But my all-time favorite is “His Favorite Christmas Story” by Capital Lights! If you haven’t heard it yet...WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???

childhood favorites


To be honest, I still see myself as in my childhood (won’t be an adult until next year, after all), but my first favorite Christmas songs are “Carol of the Bells,” “Silent Night,” "Mary, Did You Know," and “Come, All Ye Faithful”!

And some classics I remember from my childhood are “Go Tell It On the Mountain,” “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas,” “All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth,” “Nuttin’ For Christmas,” and “Christmas Don’t Be Late” by The Chipmunks, of course!

Which begs the question—what do you want for Christmas this year? A hippo, a pair of teeth, a hula hoop, or have you simply been too naughty to get anything but coal?

curl up by the fire

Nothing, and I mean nothing says Christmas like jazz and swing and CROONERS. The #1 song that makes me wanna curl up by the fire is hands-down “The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole. I feel the warm fuzzies now… *sighs wistfully*

I also love “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” by Bing Crosby, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Frank Sinatra, and “The Christmas Waltz,” also by my man Frank. And anything instrumental (especially The Nutcracker soundtrack and Canon in D) is just so cozy!

not your average christmas

I think I could spend all day listing some of my favorite unique Christmas songs...but I’ve decided to keep this short for now.

In the #1 spot is “Christmas in Killarney” (the Bing Crosby version in case you’re not a diehard Celtic music fan). My family hates this song, but I ADORE it!!! The Celtic vibes, the warmth and coziness of the lyrics, the fun melody that makes you wanna dance a jig...it’s perfect.

#2 goes to “I Hate Christmas Parties” by Relient K (and their entire Let It Snow, Baby...Let It Reindeer album). SUCH a mood.

#3 is the classic “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” by Elmo & Patsy. So cruel and yet so hilarious. *shakes head*

#4 “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid. Such a sad but true song…

#5 “The Wassail Song” and “I Saw Three Ships” by Hawk Nelson. Both classic tunes, but with a pop-punk twist from a fantastic Christian pop-punk band!

#6 “The Christmas Shoes” by Newsong. Why is this one at the bottom of the list? BECAUSE IT IS SO FLIPPIN’ SAD. It takes a strong person not to ugly cry while listening to this one. *sobs* Despite that, it’s still so beautiful and precious.

Now, I must know...what are your favorite Christmas songs? Most unique tunes? Best-loved childhood listen? Let me know down in the comments below! THREE random commenters will win a special Christmas surprise! And make sure you stay tuned for tomorrow’s post where I share a complete playlist of Christmas songs!


yours in spirit and script,

Grace


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