Seven Sweet Seasonal Songs

I’ve been listening to holiday music since a few days before Thanksgiving. What can I say? The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to sing loud for all to hear. I was going to blog my top five, but I found I couldn’t limit it to that number. These are my top seven seasonal favorites in no particular order.

Silver Bells – This is a nostalgic song for me. My sister and I used to sing this together and harmonize. Now I sing it alone and harmonize with no one. It makes me happy and sad at the same time.

Kitka A’v JerusalimeWhen I first heard Kitka’s Wintersongs album, I fell in love. This is my favorite song on the album. Hearing their strong and unified joyful voices makes me cry. I wish I could sing like this. Here’s a video of them singing it live!

Sufjan Stevens – It’s Christmas! Let’s Be Glad! I love the quirkiness of this song. We sing along to it in the car. This is one I will be listening to when all the kids are grown and gone, and I’ll probably cry.

Sting Gabriel’s Message – The yuletide is supposed to be a happy time, but it is also a mystical time. This song captures the essence of that for me.

Vince Guaraldi Greensleeves – My favorite version of my all time favorite, forever and ever, amen.

Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions Isn’t It True – This one isn’t really a Christmas song, but the sleigh bells make me think of winter. And Bob bought this CD for me one Christmas, which makes it special.

Andy Williams Happy Holiday / The Holiday Season – Let’s end on a high note! This is the song I love to belt out in true lounge singer style. I know all the words. I’ll bet you do too. Sing along! And feel free to share your top 5 seasonal songs below or on your blog!

12 thoughts on “Seven Sweet Seasonal Songs

  1. Well my list would be a bit cheesy and not very original. Mariah Carey – All I want for Christmas is you
    Michael Bublé – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
    The Andrews Sisters – Mele Kalikimaka (although just noticed loads of other versions by other artists so need to check which version is best
    Brenda Lee – Rocking around the Christmas tree
    and for a humorous one Lou Monte Dominick the donkey

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  2. Highlandheffalump – I dont think I know anyone else who mentions they like, let alone are even aware of, Dominic the Donkey.

    Alissa – Winter Wonderland by Macy Gray is a favorite of mine and makes me think of you. That would definitely be on my list.

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  3. Here are some of my favourite songs (and one album):
    Greg Lake – I believe in Father Christmas
    Jethro Tull – Ring out the Solstice Bells
    Jon Anderson – I Saw Three Ships
    Jona Lewie – Stop the Cavalry
    Mike Oldfield – In Dulce Jubilo
    The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping
    Jacqui McShee & Friends – English Christmas Carols (the whole album)

    As a bonus, here’s a song I absolutely loath: Santa Baby

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    1. Jethro Tull!?! I will have to check that one out! I also love Christmas Wrapping. At work we play the Putumayo holiday CDs, and almost every one has a different version of Santa Baby in a different language! 😂

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