Sunday, December 17, 2017

Do you have a favorite Christmas Song?

During this time of year, you'll hear lots of Christmas music streaming through my house. The other day, when I was having a "writer block/brain freeze" moment, I just sat back and concentrated on the music, a trio of ballads, "O Holy Night," "What Child is This?," "The Christmas Song."




These tunes happened to be several of my favorites. Closing my eyes, I took a deep breath and simply concentrated on the words and melody. When the arc was over -- and the commercial began to play -- my "brain freeze" had defrosted.

Anyone have a favorite Christmas song (or songs!)? Do you gravitate toward the sentimental songs that make you teary-eyed? Or the gleeful ones that make you feel "jolly" and "bright?" Have you ever considered what about that song makes it so appealing?

Enjoy the music, Everyone, and have a great week!


(photo c/o morgueFile.com)

16 comments:

  1. O come, O Come, Emmanuel. From Wikipedia: The words and the music of "O come, O come, Emmanuel" developed separately. The Latin text is first documented in Germany in 1710, whereas the tune most familiar in the English-speaking world has its origins in 15th-century France.

    My other favorite is The First Noel. From Wikipedia: The First Noel is of Cornish origin. Its current form was first published in Carols Ancient and Modern (1823) and Gilbert and Sandys Carols (1833)...Today, it is usually performed in a four-part hymn arrangement by the English composer John Stainer, first published in his Carols, New and Old in 1871.

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    1. There is an exhibit at Olde City's Elfreth's Alley Museum detailing how many of our Christmas traditions came to the United States with the German immigrants in the 1800s. Thanks, Liana, for stopping by and sharing the information.

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  2. Hi, Angela! I am very fond of Hark the Herald Angels Sing. When the Peanuts gang sings it at the end of Charlie Brown Christmas, I get teary-eyed, too.

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    1. The end of A Charlie Brown Christmas always makes me teary-eyed...Thanks, Vicki, for visiting!

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  3. Drummer Boy, White Christmas, I'll be Home for Christmas, and I enjoy listening to Sentra and the Carpenters.

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    1. I love hearing Frank Sinatra sing "I'll be Home for Christmas. Thanks, Kim, for stopping by today.

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  4. Baby, it's Cold Outside with Rod Stewart and Dolly Parton. A unusual combo that works.

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    1. In Philly, this weekend we were all singing "Baby, it's Cold Outside." Thanks, Morgan, for stopping by today.

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  5. I'm a music person so every chance I can, I listen to the radio Youtube or Pandora to enjoy a tune or two. I still enjoy the classics when it comes to Christmas songs such as White Christmas, Silent Night and Hark the Herald Angels Sing. Even when different arrangements are done, they're still my faves. Hugs and Happy Monday! RO

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    1. Those tunes are timeless, RO, and lots of people will choose them as favorites1 Happy Holidays, and thanks for stopping by today.

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  6. I always liked The Little Drummer Boy.

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    1. A very sweet, angelic song. Thanks, Marion, for stopping by today.

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  7. Now that's a fun way to get past an irritating writer's block. I don't think I have any one favorite Christmas song. I love O Holy Night, What Child is This, Winter Wonderland, White Christmas, Do You Hear What I Hear... um, yeah, all of them. ;)

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    1. Last Friday in Philly looked like "Winter Wonderland." Thanks for visiting today, and happy holidays!

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  8. I literally had this talk with my parents an hour ago, my favourite is White Christmas, my mom's is Mistletoe And Wine and my dad's is Driving home for Christmas. Favourite Christmas song tells a lot about one's personality, I think :)

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    1. Good point, Jo. All of our favorites tell a lot about us an individuals. Thanks for visiting today, and happy holidays!

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