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What is your favorite Christmas song?

It's that time of year--the decorations come out, shoppers increase, and you hear Christmas music everywhere.

 

So...what's your favorite Christmas song?

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I have some favorites- Drummer Boy- makes me cry everytime I hear it. Jose Feliciano- Felix Navidad- makes you sing the song out loud everytime with everybody! Another one- Grandma, got run over by a reindeer- now that I'm a Grandma it's halarious! Makes you smile and laugh.

Another one from Hawaii- Mele Kaliimaka is the thing to say on a Hawaiian Christmas Day-makes your Heart fill with so much Love and Compassion.

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Last Christmas by George Michael

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The Spirit of Christmas by the genius of Ray Charles!

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I've recently been exposed to a Christmas song that's fairly new: Hope For Everyone. It's sung by Matt Maher of Casting Crowns. It has inspiring lyrics starting gently then coming to a climax powerfully! Very heart moving and contemporary Christmas song. It's definitely worth listening to on YouTube if you haven't ever heard it. This is my favorite contemporary Christian Christmas song.

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My absolute favorite classic Christmas song is "O Holy Night". It was my mom's favorite too. It's powerful and the lyrics tell of the story of hope, of salvation and of the power & glory of God. I'm listening to it now on YouTube. 

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O Holy Night

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Excellent! I'm right there with you!

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My very favorite is All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey, especially when she sang it with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots with toy instruments. Check it out on YouTube. I also love Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt; A Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives; Sleigh Ride by The Ronettes; Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano; and, of course, a classic:  Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms.

Happy Holidays to all.

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I truly enjoy all the Christmas music.  White Christmas is a real favorite.  But I first heard Judy Garland sing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" more than 50 years ago and it has always been my most favorite song of all.

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Amy Grant's "Grownup Christmas List" is beautiful, and very inspirational. I know it will take it's rightful place someday with the classics.

 

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Winter Wonderland by:Dean Martin and also sung by Bing Crosby

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My long time favorite is Pretty Paper, written by Willie Nelson and best sung by Roy Orbison.

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White Christmas

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My favorite Christmas song is Little Drummer Boy sung by the late Johnny Cash.

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For an updated and powerful version of The Little Drummer Boy find King and Country on YouTube. Their arrangement is amazing! Lots of energy in this song as they do it.

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@FrugalDiva3 wrote:

For an updated and powerful version of The Little Drummer Boy find King and Country on YouTube. Their arrangement is amazing! Lots of energy in this song as they do it.


I saw them on one of the tv Christmas specials, and it was an awesome performance. Lots of drums going on! 

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Mary, Did You Know?

Breath of Heaven about Mary...

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Mary Did You Know is a powerful song! It's a favorite of mine too.

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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that song. Makes me cry thinking of Mary’s perspective. I sang that to my grandchildren to put them to sleep.
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My favorite Christmas song can be found on Barbra Streisand's 2001 "Christmas Memories" CD. The song is "One God." Every time I hear it, the experience brings tears to my eyes because the lyrics are so simple yet profound. In this world of ours, imagine living in unconditional harmony, respecting the differences and actually practicing faith, hope and charity. To hear this classic, go to YouTube.com and type in "One God" by Streisand. It begins like this:

Millions of stars placed in the sky's
By One God
Millions of us lift up our eyes
To One God

So many children calling to Him
By many a different name
One Father
Loving each the same

Many the ways all of us pray
To One God
Many the path
Winding their way
To One God

Brothers and sisters there are no strangers
After His work is done
For your God and my God
Are one ..............
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My No. 1 favorite is O Holy Night by Seline Dion.

Also, Silent Night then Mary, Did You Know by Mark Lowry and One God by Trisha Yearwood.  I watched the CMA Country Christmas this past week and enjoyed Trisha's performance of it.

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Smiley Happy  I love them all - all favorites Heart 

Josh Groban - O Holy Night [with lyrics]

https://youtu.be/17kiIIxSdC0

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I believe in Father Christmas by Greg Lake, another one lost RIP🙏

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O Holy Night

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Christmas: Baby Please Come Home - Darlene Love version

Little Drummer Boy

Silent Night

Merry Christmas Darling

Any of the Christmas songs by the Ronnettes

And, of course, All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey version

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O Holy Night: Luciano Pavarotti

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Father Christmas by the Kinks. Ray Davies is a musical genius

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Back in the 60's, we used to get a free album w/purchase from a local store. It was a compilation of Christmas music that ranged from symphony orchestras and opera singers to pop and folk singers. There were a few songs on those albums  by The New Christy Minstrels that I learned and loved to sing along with. Well, I found them on iTunes the other day and now they are on my Christmas playlist. I started to play them and after all of these years, still remembered all of the lyrics! If you've never heard them, they are pretty little songs with beautiful harmonies.

 

The Shepherd Boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg0KTcM61-M

Sing Hosanna, Hallelujah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gi-ZFNO-ao

Snow in the Streets / Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine /  Wassail, Wassail

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U6FWLxInAg

 

If you like this kind of music, the entire Christmas albums are on YT.

 

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Christmas all over again by Tom Petty RIP🙏

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