Bring on the Christmas Music

The day after Thanksgiving. For some it’s a shopping marathon day. For other’s a day to rest and sleep off the Turkey hangover. For my family it’s always marked the start of Christmas music. I LOVE Christmas music. I look forward to it every year. Here’s a list of some of my favorite albums (in no particular order). What are some of yours?

  • Alabama Christmas – by Alabama (grew up listening to this one. It’s always the first of the season)
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas - by the Vince Guaraldi Trio
  • Christmas (From the Realms of Glory) – by Bebo Norman
  • Merry Christmas - by Bing Crosby
  • Christmas Time is Here – by Erin O’Donnell
  • Cowboy Christmas - by Gene Autry
  • North Point Christmas - by North Point Live
  • Christmas Offerings – by Third Day
  • City on a Hill: It’s Christmas Time – by various artists
  • Various songs by Trans-Siberian Orchestra

One thought on “Bring on the Christmas Music

  1. Cynthia

    These posts need a “like” button. :)

    I, too, love Christmas music, and I’ve already had the CDs on. I’ve been playing a CD of hammer dulcimer Christmas music and one called Peaceful Christmas, which is all instrumentals with harp, flute, and English horn. Another favorite is Season of Light — old standards done by Christian rock bands (the Whiteheart version of The Little Drummer Boy is my favorite cut on the album — in fact, just looked it up on YouTube and have it playing in the background as I type this). I’ve got stacks of classics (Oh Come of Come Emmanuel and God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, are among my favorites — and I can’t help but sing along with Joy to the World) and a number of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas CDs.

    One family favorite I grew up with is actually on vinyl, which I taped before giving away my turntable. It’s “The Stingiest Man in Town,” a version of Dickens’s Christmas Carol created about 50 years ago — all the music is great, but Birthday Party of the King is especially moving.

    I agree that Trans-Siberian Orchestra is fun, but I mostly experience them on YouTube (I love the Lights Gone Wild video). I’ll check out some of your other suggestions.

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