I have heard a lot of bands and songs that I wasn’t aware of thanks to Jen hosting Twisted Mix Tape. It isn’t because I’m stuck on one genre. I have a great love for all music that speaks to me, and a deep appreciation of the effect music has on moods and memory. The Holidays are upon us and it is almost time to begin a New Year. In honor of all the “best of” lists that pop up everywhere at the end of the year, and dedicated to Jen’s Twisted Mix Tape, I am sharing my top 5 favorite Christmas songs. Not just from 2014, but all time favorites.
My ex-husband actually got to perform this song on The Grand Ol’ Opry before we were married. Due to winning a contest held in Nashville, he was invited back for their Christmas show in 1994. It was amazing, so Elvis singing “Blue Christmas” must be on my list.
Elvis – Blue Christmas (live) 1968
Next song is a favorite because it is one of those songs that is catchy and puts me in the Christmas mood even when I feel like the Grinch. My close friend bought this cassette tape in 1995 and we still play it when decorating our trees.
Mariah Carey – “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home”
Rob Thomas is one of my favorite artist. His songwriting ability, in my humble opinion, belongs in the category with all the great songwriters; Dylan, Lennon, and others. I regress.
Rob Thomas – New York City Christmas
This next song became a favorite of mine in 2000. That year is when Jim Carrey starred as the Grinch and I went to theaters to see it. Cindy Lou Who sang as she was searching for the good in Christmas in “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.” The soundtrack has Faith Hill asking “Where are you Christmas?”
Faith Hill – Where are you Christmas?
There are so many other songs that I love. Traditional songs such as “Silent Night”, “Winter Wonderland”, and “Let it Snow” just to name some. This next song has been my favorite for as long as I can remember. I have fond memories of growing up and my aunt playing this song and dancing while we decorated the tree.
Brenda Lee – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
There are a few of my favorites.
Huge thanks to Jen for letting me add a list to her blog.
Hope everyone has safe and happy Holidays!
Donetta is the mother of two girls, residing in a small town in Southwestern Virginia. She enjoys writing poetry, reading memoirs, and photography. Television is a rare form of entertainment or her, so her days are filled listening to various genres of music.