Tuesday, December 11, 2007

heaven and nature sing

what's your favorite Christmas carol? and why?


Emoly said...

That depends on whether I'm caroling or singing in church..

caroling: Deck The Halls

in church: O Holy Night

Crafty P said...

Good distinction, Emoly.

I'm going with her trend...

caroling: toss up between Joy to the World & Silent Night- I love hearing carolers sing Silent Night and Joy to the World is such a triumphant song to celebrate Our Saviour's birth.

Church: O Come All Ye Faithful- because it was the first song we sang after I walked down the aisle to my prince charming on our wedding day and it just reminds me of that blessed day AND I just love the words.

That was a tough one, there are soooo many Christmas songs I love.

Greg, you'll be happy to hear that I've come around to Snow Angels. I haven't listened to it as much as I'd like, but it is definitely a magnificent little gem of a CD.

greg. said...

alright, i'll follow the trend, too.

if i'm caroling just to sing, i enjoy many of the more 'fun' christmas songs like rudolph (like a lightbulb!). i especially like "we three kings," because i picture the camels from the "claymation christmas" singing it. does anyone remember that sweet christmas special? so good.

if i'm worshipping, though, that is a whole 'nother story. i love "o come, o come emmanuel" which is actually an advent song. i also love "what child is this?" but my mostest favoritist is:
"o holy night" because the music is so dramatic the way it rises to a fever pitch during the chorus, and i love how the third verse brings in this whole social justice thing (chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother, and in his name all oppression shall cease...)

anyone else going to weigh in here?

Emoly said...

I remember the claymation camels!!!

cathyq said...

Favorite Christmas song "O, There's no Place Like Home for the Holidays" because we would blast it and sing it time after time on our way home to PA from ky every Christmas.

Favorite church carol: "Silent Night" which must be sung acapella with everyone holding a candle in total darkness. It is profoundly meaningful and worshipful on Christmas Eve.

But truthfully, I love them all. I have been listening exclusively to Christmas music since my birthday (November 13) and I am not tired of it yet. Thiis year's favorites: Michael Buble's "Let it Snow" and Josh Groban's duet "The First Noel." Oh and of course it wouldn't be Christmas without the 2 Cd set of "Christmas with the Carpenters." Her voice is like velvet. Don't forget Bing's renditiion of "White Christmas" oh and...well, you get the picture. One exception, No, two. "Grandma got Run Over by a Reindeer" and "Blue Christmas" for reasons stated in another blog.

Crafty P said...

we've had our comcast channel on with the traditional Christmas music. I love having the carols streaming through my subconscious all day long! with the christmas tree lit and cookies baking. ahhhhhh

Anonymous said...

"grandma got run over by a reindeer"

greg. said...

are you saying "grandma got run over by a reindeer" is not a good song? are you kidding? its awesome.

also, you can't forget, "please, daddy, don't get drunk this christmas."

or, what i'm listening to right now: "there's no christmas on the moon."

as sufjan sings, "get behind me, santa."

Anonymous said...

grandma got run over by a reindeer essssssss gooooood!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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