Sunday, November 28, 2010

Home Sweet Home...and Christmas Music

No pictures today...we're recovering from a long road trip after a full week with family and friends in Ohio. Plenty of unpacking to do and sleep to be had, so I'm merely popping in to say good night. I've made it this far, I'm not about to blow NaBloPoMo now!

One quick conversation-starter before I sign off for the evening: What's your favorite Christmas music? I generally wait until after Thanksgiving to start listening to Christmas music, so I always look forward to the drive home from Thanksgiving when I finally break out all my holiday albums. One of my very favorites is Savior: Celebrating the Mystery of God Become Man. I also really enjoy David Phelps' Joy, Joy--and we loved discovering Straight No Chaser's Holiday Spirits last winter. And Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas is a classic, too.

This year I am planning to buy Andrew Peterson's Behold the Lamb of God: The True Tall Tale of the Coming of Christ. Half our church is obsessed with him, and I loved the two songs from that album that were performed at our Christmas celebration last year.

So I'm curious to hear--what Christmas albums do you wear out every December?


Ali said...

The Go Fish album "Snow" is a family favorite that gets lots of listening time in our house. They sing children's music, but it's not annoying - in fact, we really love it. Plus, the last song on the CD is one of my favorite hymns.

Danielle said...

George Winston's "December", Josh Groban's "Noel", Handel's "Messiah", Selah's "Rose of Bethlehem" are some of my faves, plus lots of the fun classics like "Marshmallow World", "Santa Baby" and the like.

Lily said...

We LOVE George Winston's December- we always play it when we are Christmas decorating! I love Andrew Peterson's Behold the Lamb CD! One of my favorite Christmas songs is "For Unto Us" by Point of Grace. :o)

Sarah D. said...

Michael W. Smith "Christmas" and "Christmastime"; instrumental music (Trans Siberian Orchestra, Mannheim Steamroller, Piano Winterludes, etc.); whatever is on the radio! =)