Monday, December 6, 2010

inquiring minds

I've been busy asking family members about their favorite Christmas songs. No surprises really. I've put together a mix CD that I'm sending to them. It's been a fun project.

So, this leads me to what the inquiring squirrel wants to know...

What are your favorite & least favorite Christmas/Solstice/Hanuka songs?


lee said...

I'll go first, my favorite is Christmas Time Is Here by Vince Guaraldi. Least favorite is Little Drummer Boy. Favorite to sing is Come All Ye Faithful. I love Art Garfunkel's version.

dkuroiwa said...

sooo many favorites...but, O Holy Night and God Rest Ye Merry Gentleen are at the top. and actually...Little Drumer Boy by Bob Seger is pretty good!!
What I don't like (and will most definitely make my jaw tense up) is ANY holiday song by Mariah Carey. UGH! They love her here and her voice is almost everywhere i go shopping...maybe that's why my holiday spirit is so's Mariah's fault!!

Janell said...

I'll go third.
I love old music. Anonymous 4, & Stile Antico. I like Chanticleer. I bought a few more CDs already this year. Stile Antico came out with Tudor music for advent and Christmas and it's a beautiful CD.

For actual songs, the tear jerker for me is "I'll be Home for Christmas." That's a killer. And on the nostalgic-side, Mele Kalikimaka.

I'm not going to listen to anything by Mariah Carey based on dkuroiwa's comment.

lee said...

Debbie - Mariah Carey music is a very real blight on society. It would suck my will to live and not just during the holidays either.

Janell - Say, "I'll Be Home For Christmas" is the song John chose as his favorite. You guys must share the same b-day or something. For the CD, I selected a peppy/jazzy Tony Bennett version. (I love Tony Bennett.)