December 20, 2011

I Heart Christmas Music

I have a small obsession with Christmas music. However, I am not one of those people who listens to Christmas music right after Halloween. I try to hold off on listening to it until after Thanksgiving....but usually break down that week and give in. My all time favorite Christmas song is Sleigh Ride...the instrumental version by the Boston Pops. I can't get enough....especially of the part that sounds like a horse's stomping feet and whip. LOVE it. No matter where I am when I hear that song I have to act out the percussion parts..it's just SO good. 

 One of my favorite Christmas albums is John Denver and the Muppets. It just isn't Christmas without listing to this album over and over again. We had this on record when I was a baby, then on tape when I was a kid, and now on CD. It's all kinds of awesome...especially Miss Piggy's "five golden rings....ba-dum bum-bum" part in "12 Days of Christmas". It's the best...trust me.

This year I'm really lovin' Michael Buble's album. Just when I thought he couldn't get any cuter, he goes and sings amazing Christmas songs. Love him.

I also love Straight No Chaser's album. Their "12 Days of Christmas" is all kinds of awesome. Basically anything they sing is awesome.

Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" is a classic must have.

I also really like Taylor Swift's Christmas album. She can do no wrong in my book.

What are your favorite Christmas Albums/Songs?

18 comments:

Lyndsay said...

The Muppets "12 Days of Christmas" was my favorite Christmas song as a kid. I loved the Miss Piggy part! :)

megan said...

Love Straight No Chaser! They are performing here in Charleston next year and I'm thinking about surprising Cameron (ok, really me) with tickets. :)

erin vancura said...

pretty sure the biebs christmas cd would really round out your collection nicely :)

Sara Elizabeth said...

Neil Diamond Christmas reminds me of my childhood. So it makes me REALLY happy. NO JUDGEMENT.

Oh, and I belt a Britney Christmas song (in the comfort of my own home)...

KRISTIN said...

Have you heard Bieber's Xmas album???...because I kind of LOVE it!!! You can't help but be in a good mood when there's Christmas music playing!

natasha {schue love} said...

Love Michael Buble and Mariah Carey! Listen to them over and over again!!

lori said...

justin bieber's album has been my favorite this year... love it!

and michael buble is also currently in my car. i just love him!!

Chelsea @ {twotwentyone} said...

Love me some Straight No Chaser! They originated at my university, so we would always go to SNC concerts and they would perform at charity events and the like.

Keri said...

I am OBSESSED with christmas music. I will be checking out some of the ones you posted shortly!
You should have a listen to A Very She and Him Christmas - it quickly became one of my favourite. I am also a big fan of Sarah McLachlan - Wintersong album.
I love the Michael Buble one - the duet with Shania Twain on White Christmas is great.

Savannah said...

I am a big fan of T Swift and Michael Buble's albums too! I will be playing both around the clock until this weekend. :)

Jamie said...

The old Mariah Carey album is my all time fave!

Emily said...

Straight No Chaser is AMAZING!! They are so much fun to watch live too...
They actually started @ Indiana University (where I went to college), and I know a few guys in the group!!
If you ever get the chance to see them live, it's totally worth it!

Rachel said...

There is NOTHING better than some Buble. I adore his Christmas CD...and I may have a slight crush on him. Okay, I totally have a huge crush on him. :) Merry Christmas!

Aimee L said...

Love these...I just did a Tunesday post where I posted a few of my all-time fave Christmas songs! :)

I agree that Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" is ahh-mazing. And I LOVE LOVE the Muppets!

Sammyzee said...

i love mariah careys all i want for christmas is you! The chickmunk christmas album is a must in my family and the home alone sound track. every year over and over!

Erika Trevathan said...

Great choices! I see several albums I love and a few I want to try:)

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

I downloaded Martina McBride's Christmas album!

KellyMichelle said...

You are like my Christmas music twin. Those are some of my favorites too except I am proud to say that I start RIGHT after Halloween to prolong the Christmas music joy. Cannot get enough..

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