Thursday, December 2, 2010

12 Days of Christmas - Day 10


I'm not super obsessed with Christmas music - I don't mind it, but I could take it or leave it to be honest. Yesterday on the way to daycare my oldest was in full on meltdown mode and suddenly "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" came on the radio and I started singing it to him and he immediately calmed down - so perhaps it has some sort of healing power.

Okay, I'm just gonna put this out there - I'm closing in on thirty a lot faster than I want to be but my favorite Christmas song is STILL "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" by *NSync. It is just too freaking catchy. I'm gonna run a loop on that video today just to keep myself festive! Listen here.

My favorite Christmas album of all time is Amy Grant's. My favorite song from that album is "Breath of Heaven" which is just so amazingly beautiful. I have been known to well up just listening to it. Listen here.

And - to keep the Christ in Christmas I am gonna throw this one out there too. The Advent Song has always been one of my favorite church hymns and I'm so excited that we are back in the season! Listen here. (I had a hard time finding a good version but this is kind of cute.)
Edited to add "Silent Night" - We had a winter wedding and our organist played the most beautiful version while we lit the unity candle. I would be a total jackass if I didn't list the song.


  1. Yep!! Love me some Amy Grant’s “Home for Christmas” It’s SUCH an amazing album. And that STUPD N*Sync song?? ;-) I commented on Aly’s post that all through college I worked at Gap Kids and they had pretty much the same playlist every year and it was about 14 songs deep… so every 13 songs was JT and the gang singing that song. I hated it!! (but okay, I kind of like it too ;-))

  2. I totally agree that Nsync is way too addicting many years after they were big. They have that affect on us all.!