Nothing but Christmas music can lift my spirits out of the funky funk That posted itself yesterday.
I spent hours is it up or down loading Christmas cds to the computer to then up or down load them into ipity. (That is MY name for my ipod, I pity the foul who touches my music!) or I so pity, (meaning pretty, but said as my son says it.)
So is it UP or DOWN load?
Hours. Spent. And of course I had to do them ALL. Even Hubby's 4 Elvis one and the Jackson 5. How MANY times do you want to hear Elvis sing Blue Christmas? (Me, not once. I like his version of Sliver Bells and Holly Leaves and Christmas trees.)
So now if I want a song I have to search through the albums. No no no. I can't be searching and driving...there must be a PLAYLIST of favorites. And it must be mixed properly. Hours.
And there are versions of songs and you must choose and choose wisely because the whole list depends on the mix and versions and you must not put 2 Nat King Cole songs near one another, because then it sounds like it's his album and not a mix.
Then I realize that not anywhere in the 50 or so cds is Bing Crosby's White Christmas. Hello. It is the classic. itunes here I come. Then of course I had to have Burl Ives singing Frosty and the real Rudolph the Red nose reindeer song. And I remembered that gorgeous song sung by Faith Hill on the Grinch. And that my friends is my Favorite *NEW* Christmas song, followed closely by Mariah Carey's All I want for Christmas, but that one has been out for awhile so it may move into the classics soon.
My favorite album: Celine Dion/These are the Special Times.
My favorite Classic album: Nat King Cole/ The Christmas Tree
My favorite classic song: White Christmas.
Favorite Christmas song of all time: O Holy Night.
The version that made my list...
Why did I choose her over all the others?
It starts with just her voice. Her God given voice singing in all it's wondrous glory the beautiful words...then when the music comes it adds this layer of goodness that if it were a dessert you couldn't speak because your mouth is savoring the taste, so are my ears savoring the sound of her buttery and Delicious voice. And the words!
O holy night the stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear saviors birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining....
I get chills EVERY time I hear this song.
So how about a little caroling?
Tell me your favorites. No, I don't think it's to early to talk about Christmas music, if you've stepped foot into a store lately it's on.
I also would like to do a Mr. Linky thing about showing each other our beautiful trees. Like an online open house. Sometime in Mid-December.
What do y'all think of that?