Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Songs of the Season....What's Your Fav?
Hi, my name is Sluggy, and I am a Christmas Song junkie.
Yep, my black old heart dearly loves to listen to tunes of the Season.
I use to have a business painting and selling ceramics at craft shows in a previous life.
My busy time would start in mid-summer, as I pushed to make/paint as many pieces as possible for the upcoming Fall/Winter Craft Show circuit.
A majority of the pieces I'd made were holiday related, with Christmas pieces being the most popular.
So in order to get myself into the "mood" to paint Santas and Angels and such, I'd play Christmas music as I worked.
And into the night too.
My Hubs eventually got use to having to listen Christmas music while he sweltered from the summer heat. lol
So I have(or had)quite the collection of Holiday music.
Tunes go in and out of favor with me, but I so love it all....well, most of it.
I could do without a few songs.....like "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer", or "I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas".
Currently my favorites are "The Last Month of the Year" and "The Wexford Carol".
The first has an alternate title of "When Was Jesus Born?".
The Blind Boys of Alabama do an awesome rendition of this great gospel song....have a listen.....
Since a large piece of my heritage is Irish, I do love many of the Celtic songs.
The Wexford Carol is one. The Bells of Dublin is also a favorite, especially the rendition by The Chieftains.
As for more secular/popular music type Christmas 'classics', here's my list....
*I'll be Home for Christmas-a WWII classic
*Winter Wonderland-the Jason Mraz version
*Christmas Time is Here-the Vince Guaraldi Trio classic from "A Charlie Brown Christmas"
*You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
*Santa Claus is Coming(In a Boogie Woogie Choo Choo Train)-by the Tractors
*Any Christmas song done by Harry Connick Jr.
As for the Christmas Carols, here's that list....
*The Wexford Carol
*Carol of the Bells
*O Holy Night-the Josh Groban version or any of the Tenors-Pavarotti, Domingo, etc.
*Panis Angelicus-Andrea Bocelli version
*The Holly and The Ivy
So what Carols/Songs do you like to listen to during the Holidays?
Leave 1 comment on this post with...
1.Your most favorite Christmas Song.
2. Your most favorite Christmas Carol.
3. Your most favorite funny Christmas Song.
4. The 1 Christmas Song or Carol that if you-have-to-hear-it-one-more-time-you'll-go-insane!!!
I'll randomly pick a comment on December 24th at 11:59pm
The winner will receive something special to hang on their Christmas Tree next year.