Thursday, December 16, 2010

Getting To Know You Thursday....Christmas Music

Hello Friends!  Wow, how I have missed you.  It's been one of those weeks!  As I mentioned, I am having computer problems.  I hijacked Hubby's work computer for a few days until he can figure out what's wrong with mine (say a little prayer, please), but then yesterday something else broke.  I was just about to finish my last Christmas present when my sewing machine broke.  BROKE!  As in, doesn't work anymore.  As in, it won't load my thread.  As in, B.R.O.K.E.  I seriously called my Hubby almost in tears.  I feel like I lost an arm.  UGH! 

Anyway, please forgive my absence this week and tomorrow also.  We are heading to visit Hubby's dad and stepmom in Big D.  We are pretty excited to see everyone.  YEA!  Usually a car trip with six people is not a good time, but one good bonus at this time of year is that there will be no fighting over the radio.  Why?  Well, because it's Christmas time, which means Christmas music.  That's the kind of music we can all agree on. 

We love all kinds of Christmas music.  I think my favorite Christmas carol would be O Holy Night.  I love that song.  The kids love all the usual favorites....Jingle Bells, Frosty the Snowman, Up On the Housetop, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, etc.  There are also tons of great old favorites such as, Bing Crosby's White Christmas, Brenda Lee's Rockin Around the Christmas Tree and Jingle Bell Rock.  I also love Gene Autry's version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.  I played my Time Life Christmas Treasury so much that I literally wore it out. It had everything on it, including The Chipmunk Song, which is definitely one of their favorites.

Another one of my favorites is from my teenage years.  Yes, I grew up in the 80's.  One of my favorite songs is Do They Know It's Christmas by Band Aid.  I mean, Duran Duran, Bono and Bananarama - how could any self-respecting 80's kids not love that?

Then there is Amy Grant's Breath of Heaven, which is in a class all by itself.  The youtube video is below and it's amazing.  It's a wonderful partner to Mary Joy's study on Mary.  I don't think you can hear that song and watch that video and not celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. 

So, what's your favorite Christmas carol or song? 



  1. I'm so sorry about the sewing machine!!! I feel the same way because of my refrigerator. Plus, something's up with my computer too. It will not let me go to internet explorer. I am trying to use Mozilla now, and it's blechy to me. I can't find any of my favorites. UGH.

    Anyway, here's hoping that you can get both the computer and the sewing machine fixed.

    And songs... well,this year, my favorite is the Alleluia Chorus. I keep walking around singing it. I think it's because of all those videos going around.

    My favorite Christmas song is "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day".

  2. I'm sorry to hear about your sewing machine. As for Christmas music, I love all of it!


  3. Oh, Tanya, I love that Breath of Heaven video. That really puts things in perspective, doesn't it??

  4. Oh how terrible about your sewing machine! I'd feel like my arm was cut off as well. When I was reading the first part of your post, I was thinking Breath of Heaven is my favorite song, and then there was that video. I love Amy Grant, and that video gave me chills, but I have to say that a version I heard about 4 years ago touched me more than Amy's version. It was just a sample track for our choir to learn from. But the singer was blessed by God, and every time I play it now, I get teary eyed. I love Oh Holy Night, and most of the old favorites. And I LOVE the Chipmunk song!!! I can remember singing in it the car when I was a kid. What an old memory....LOL

  5. So sorry you're having such bad luck with machines! I hope they are all up and running soon. I LOVE Christmas music. We have a tradition of buying a new Christmas album each year.

  6. I have never heard of the Breath of Heaven video, I am going to watch it now. Thank you! O Holy night is my FAVORITE Christmas song!
    Have a pretty day!