Sunday Songbird – Christmas is Coming

 

It’s that time of year again!  Time for Christmas music…Time to pull out the CDs, or MP3s, or even your old records – however you want to listen to it is fine, just listen to it! – and get in the holiday spirit.  Personally, I could probably listen to Christmas music all year round, I just love it that much.  Especially Willie Nelson’s album Pretty Paper – as I mentioned last year, I played that tape every night before going to sleep for an entire year, when I was barely old enough to work a tape deck.  But today I’m going to share with you a couple of different favorites.

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In my humble opinion, Josh Groban could sing backwards underwater and still sound amazing.  Not only that, but his voice was made for singing Christmas songs – which is why it doesn’t make any sense at all that I don’t have any of his music in my Christmas library.  Good thing there’s youtube!

Growing up, I wasn’t particularly fond of either of these songs, but once I learned to sing them in our school choir in middle school I began to see why they’re considered classics (I honestly have no idea how we got away with learning Christmas songs in a public school, but I’m glad we did!  It was my favorite time of the year!).  Today, they both make me tear up a bit whenever I hear them.

“The first Noel the angels did say,
Was to certain poor shepards in fields as they lay,
In fields where they lay,
Keeping their sheep,
On a cold winter’s night that was so deep,
Noel…Noel…Noel…Noel,
Born is the King of Israel…”

The First Noel – Josh Groban


 

“A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn’,
Fall on your knees,
O hear the angels’ voices,
O night divine, O night when Christ was born…”

O Holy Night – Josh Groban

What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?  Do you like any now that you didn’t used to when you were younger?

 
 
 

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