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?