(Note: I FINALLY got this post up. Whew! My computer died last week, so I had to buy a new (much faster) parts, which arrived yesterday. Now that it's up and running, I've been installing things Lightroom and Photoshop so I can finally edit photos again. Now I can share all those posts I have ideas for in my head. :) )
When it comes to music at Christmastime, I like both the original classics and some modern renditions. Most the artists I like are either classics (Andy Williams), have strong vocals (Jackie Evancho), or big orchestras (Boston Pops). Some of my favorite songs are Carol of the Bells, The Christmas Waltz, and Ding Dong Merrily on High.
If I listed all of my favorites, it would go on forever, so I narrowed it down to fifteen that I really like. Which is still a lot, but hey, there are way too many good ones!
I've also made a YouTube playlist of all the songs listed below. You can either listen to them all, or skip to the ones you haven't heard if you're up for something new!
Carol of the Bells :: The Boston Pops
Ding Dong Merrily on High :: The Priests
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas :: Johnny Mathis
Whenever I hear Jonhhy Mathis I think of Christmas. It's kinda odd as we never owned any of his Christmas songs growing up--or any songs for that matter--but I guess I just heard him enough on the radio and in the stores over the years. Hearing him sing just makes it feel like Christmas.
The Christmas Song :: Nat King Cole
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year :: Andy Williams
The Christmas Waltz :: Michael W. Smith
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen :: The Priests
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas :: Susan Boyle
Carol of the Bells/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen :: The Piano Guys
The Piano Guys + Christmas = Awesome!
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town :: Ray Conniff
Holly Jolly Christmas :: Michael Buble
The Christmas Waltz :: Peggy Lee
Classic Christmas right here!
Jingle Bell Rock :: Bobby Helms
Ding Dong Merrily on High :: Jackie Evancho
Winter Wonderland :: Johnny Mathis