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Silent Night...

This week's Tuesday Question should be a pretty obvious one.

"What are your top five favorite 

Christmas songs?"

I love Christmas music.  

And sometimes it's hard to pick just one FAVORITE Christmas song, so I decided
to put together a list of my top five favorite songs and hope you will leave
me a comment and let me know your top five.

Number one on my list is...


I especially love to hear it in German.

#2:  Mary Did You Know

I love the lyrics of this song, they are amazing.
Do you think Mary really understood all that was going to happen as 
she held her baby for the first time?  

#3:  Breath of Heaven

Again, the lyrics of this song are so comforting.
I find myself singing them when it's NOT Christmas.

#4:  The Messiah 

I don't think this song needs any explanation.
It's an amazing piece of music and every time
I hear it I find something new to love.

#5:  It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas - 

Andy Williams

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! 

Now it's YOUR turn, leave me a comment 

and let me know 

YOUR Top Five Favorite Christmas songs!

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  1. Lois - I love Christmas music - I have had it own since Thanksgiving day - all day when I write on the computer.
    I bet you do too.

  2. #1 Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting on an open fire...)

    #2 Martina McBride - O Holy Night (acapella version)

    #3 The Carpenters - Merry Christmas, Darling

    #4 Trisha Yearwood - Mary Did You Know (Kenny Rogers' version is also nice)

    #5 Andy Williams - It's the most wonderful time of the Year

    #Bonus: Boston Pops Instrumental version of Sleigh Ride - it just makes me happy!

  3. Oops - for Trisha Yearwood, I meant "It Wasn't His Child"

  4. My absolute favorite Christmas Song is I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day by Casting Crowns. It has to be by Casting Crowns. It is amazing! We listen to it all year long. That good.

  5. I love Hark the Herald angels Sing, especially sung by Neil Diamond.
    I love Blue Christmas sung by anyone.

    Oh Holy Night, The Little Drummer Boy and I'll be Home for Christmas round out the list.

    Several years ago I saw Andy William and his Christmas show at Branson so of course I have his Christmas CD which I love.

  6. You've got a great list...I don't even think I could do a list because it keeps switching around. I love Andy Williams and must now go find him on You Tube or something. Thanks! Do you love the history of "The Messiah" as well? I sure do.

  7. I love most Christmas Carols especially O little Town of Bethlehem and Silent Night but the Messiah is in a league of its own!
    Have a wonderful day!

  8. Oh I LOVE Christmas music too. We listened to it for hours on the way home from New Mexico, haha. My top 5 would have to 1. Mary did you know? 2. Oh Holy Night 3. Oh Little Town of Bethlehem. 4. Chestnuts roasting on a open fire (I know that is not the name of it, but you know what I mean, haha) 5. Joy to the World!
    Fun post!

  9. Great list...
    Mine would have to be:
    Mary Did you Know as #1
    Jesus, Oh what a wonderful child #2
    Silent Night #3
    O Holy Night #4
    and....I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas #5

  10. My all-time favorite is O Holy Night.
    2. Silent Night

  11. Oops, hit click too soon.

    3. The Christmas Song
    4. Mary, Did you Know
    5. I'll Be Home for Christmas

  12. #1 The First Noel
    #2 Heirlooms by Amy Grant
    #3 Mary Did you Know
    #4 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    $5 Greensleeves


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