These Are A Few of My Favorite Things...Christmas Music

Only ten days left til I the only one who thinks that we just celebrated Valentine's Day?  This year has flown by and whether you're savoring memories from these last months or ready to kick 2014 to the curb, I always enjoy this time of year.  I love to get my Christmas on, from decorating to baking and hanging out with friends with some wine and cheese or bunco dice and crazy sweaters.  I was making a little list in my head and checking it twice (mostly because I kept forgetting what was on the list) and Christmas music came to mind right away.  Not because you can't escape from it but because it plays a part of our holiday story.

Decorating just does not happen without a little help from Karen and Richard Carpenter around here.  Our CD has been worn down and scratched but that's the beauty of iTunes.  Once we've listened to them having a merry little Christmas then anything else is fair game.  Our library is quite eclectic from Manhatten Transfer (yes, they are a vocal jazz group) to Mariah Carey, James Taylor, One Republic, Country Christmas, Celtic Christmas, and some classics from Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby.  It spans generations and genres and I love it!

Throw in iTunes and Pandora and the possibilities are endless.

It is also the way we honor Jesus' birth with our voices and there are so many beautiful sacred songs to sing.  Silent Night in a softly lit church on Christmas Eve gets me every time.

So how about you?  What are your favorites that go with your traditions? Or...what song would you rather not hear ever, ever again?  I personally don't care that grandma got run over by a reindeer, seriously!

Merrily singing,