It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This weekend I put up my holiday decorations – lots of lights, my tiny tree (full of fairy ornaments this year) and a live wreath hanging on my door. Now if only the weather would get cold again here in Houston…
In my efforts to usher in the holiday season this year, I’ve been compiling some short little playlists full of Christmas music I love. See…I get a little Grinchy about Christmas music because I think most of it these days is crap. I’ll take the classics over your EDM, alt-rock or folk Christmas albums any day, thankyouverymuch.
But we aren’t here to be Grinchy – we’re here to be merry and bright. Every Monday now through Christmas week, I’ll be sharing a holiday playlist. Each one will have a theme, and today we kick off with some of my childhood favorites.
Growing up, Christmas music was a BIG thing in my world. My mom is an excellent pianist, and throughout December we would gather around the piano and take turns picking songs for her to play and us to sing along to.
As I got a little older, I spent a lot of time listening to the Time-Life Treasury of Christmas. A lot of time. As in…I’d spend an entire evening listening to it and making up dances in the living room. (Especially to the Dolly Parton song on this playlist. That song was my 10-year-old self’s JAM!)
No matter how many times I listened to the songs on the album, they never got old. And each year when we got to take out the Christmas music, it was like revisiting old friends as I queued up the CD and the familiar pattern of music began to play.
The songs that soundtracked my childhood Christmases have become my personal classics, and I think no matter how old I get…it will always officially feel like Christmas once I hear one of these tunes.
Here is my little collection of childhood Christmas favorites:
What was your favorite Christmas song as a kid?
I’d love to hear yours in the comments and what made it your favorite.
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