Christmas Playlist...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Jo-Lynne over at Musings of a Housewife did a song list on her blog yesterday and asked us to list our 10 favorite Christmas songs. So here goes:

Mary Did You Know
Breath of Heaven

The Messiah - all of it!
Silent Night - I especially love it in German
Emanuel, God With Us - Point of Grace
Oh Come All Ye Faithful - Josh Groban, actually the entire album is great
Ava Maria
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas - Andy Williams, the entire album.
Oh Holy Night
Mary's Little Boy Child - The one we did as teens in Youth Chorale

You may be wondering why in the world I have Andy Williams as one of my favorites. Well when we were first married, I asked the Colonel(of course he wasn't a Colonel then!) to please pick up some Christmas music during the week so when we put our tree up we would have something to listen to. He came home with the entire collection of the Messiah.

He noticed the look on my face and asked, "What's wrong with the Messiah?" Well, I told him that I thought he would purchase something a little more "Christmasy." That's the word I used. He looked at me and said, "You asked for Christmas music and this is the best there is."

He then really noticed the look on my face and said, "Okay, let's go pick something out that's a bit more Christmasy." We then went and picked out the Andy Williams CD that we play every year when putting up the Christmas tree and we have a laugh over our definition of Christmas music, although I have come to love The Messiah as much as he does!

Please join in on the list and leave a comment so I can come and check out your favorite songs!


  1. I do love the Messiah, but like you not very christmasy.....I agree...Christmas Carols are the way to go.....

  2. What a great memory. My dad used to wake us up every Christmas morning to the "Hallelujah" chorus at full blast. He still calls early and plays it over the phone!

  3. Holiday eating tips. I got it as an email thought it was cute. I wish I could take credit for it but I guess not. Thanks for stopping by. Deanie

  4. This could be my list as well.
    Christmas Hugs,

  5. Lois' husband checking in. This is one of my favorite memories from our life together. A true merging of spirits.