You know, I was thinking today. In the car. I have a Christmas music playlist on my iPhone, and I have been listening to it almost nonstop since I created it. And I was thinking about all my favorite Christmas songs. Songs are like movies, you know, because everyone has their favorites.
I grew up with Alvin and Chipmunks' Christmas music. I still love them, but Prince Charming can't really stand them so I only get to listen to them when he's not around. Which is kind of sad, but at the same time I have loads upon loads of other really good Christmas music to listen to as well.
My recently favorite new Christmas song is by Train. It's the one they've been playing in those coke commercials with the Santa and the snow globe and the playing with the gravity sort of fun times. And I've been listening to Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" while I dance around in the living room like a lovesick teenager all trying to be cool and everything. My sister thinks I'm nuts, but do you know how fun it is to just let go of all your cares and move your body around when there's no one to "impress"?
And then of course, there are the classics. Rudolph, Frosty, etc. But I've never really been a fan of those. I do love me some "Let It Snow" and "Winter Wonderland" though. Along with Jessica Simpson's "What Christmas Means To Me" (which is my favorite by her. That and her version of "Baby It's Cold Outside" with Nick).
Too bad they're not together anymore.
Anyway, I do love to listen to Silent Night, Away In A Manger, and songs of that sort too. They have more of a special meaning to me - you know, a way to keep Christ in Christmas and to remember what we are actually celebrating.
What are you favorite Christmas songs? What puts you into the Christmas Mood?