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Holiday Favorites


[My next handful of posts are going to discuss my favorite parts of the holidays. Please feel free to comment or reply and post yours!]

There are two sides to Christmas and sometimes it’s very hard to balance them.  There is the religious side and the secular side. On one side there’s baby Jesus, angels, and nativities; and on the other there is Santa Claus, snowmen, and twinkling lights.  One of my favorite things about Christmas is music. However, when I sat down to write about my favorite Christmas songs, I realized there was no way to come up with just 5! I love the traditional hymns and ballads, but I also need a little fun and snow in my songs. So here are my 2 lists of favorite Christmas songs.

What are yours?

5 Favorite Christmas Songs: Secular

5. Sleigh Ride – Boston Pops

4. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

3. I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

2. Baby It’s Cold Outside

1. Muppet’s 12 Days of Christmas

5 Favorite Christmas Songs: Traditional

5. Joy to the World

4. O Holy Night

3. Breath of Heaven – Amy Grant (not really traditional, but more religious)

2. Oh, Come All Ye Faithful

1. Silent Night

2 thoughts on “Holiday Favorites

  1. um, of course you have “baby, it’s cold outside” because it is my favorite and we’re the same person. ditto to “breath of heaven” and anything muppets related. as far as “o holy night,” there are so many versions, and i like some better than others, but in general it is another favorite of mine. lastly, i sang silent night as a solo at the christmas eve services several years running as a child, so it has a dear place in my heart, but none of this is surprising…

  2. oh, i also love “what child is this” and “o come, o come emmanuel” which were not on your list, so maybe we’re a little different!

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