I’ve been listening to Christmas music most of the day today and quite a lot the last few days. I have to say…. I LOVE Christmas music! It has always been one of my favorites!
I love the stations you can listen to on Satellite TV. They play such a variety of music….. from really old things to some of the new stuff. Many of those songs take me back many many years ago when I was a kid and it brings back such warm memories.
I can remember stacking Mom’s old vinyl albums on the record player so that we could listen to a several all at once. I can still see the record covers of some of those albums in my memory. You know how memories in your head can take you back and make you feel the feelings and smell the smells, etc.?
Christmas music always represented the anticipation of Christmas coming. Which brought the anticipation of a White Christmas, playing in the snow and time together with the family. The best time of year.
Being a singer…. I’ve always loved singing Christmas music too. Since I’ve been blessed to be a part of some kind of performing group since college…. I usually get to sing for others at Christmas time, which I love….. so I’ve always paid close attention to Christmas music so I can pick the songs I would like to sing.
I have many favorites and made music my Christmas gift to my parents back in 2001. I went in and recorded a Christmas album just for fun and mostly for them. Using karaoke tracks and the recording studio of a good friend of mine…… I went in and literally ‘whipped’ out 15 songs in one night. Consequently…. there are a few places that I wished I would have fixed…. but all and all, it turned out pretty good.
I had several copies made and gave many away that Christmas and have given many away since then. Someday, I’ll work on getting it posted to iTunes so that I can make it available to more people. In the meantime…. I’ll share one of the songs with you off my album to wish you a Merry Christmas from me! The pictures we used on the video remind me of the old Currier and Ives pictures and bring back memories of an old fashioned Christmas. Isn’t it too bad that this generation will most likely never know what an old fashioned Christmas feels like?
I’m so grateful that Christmas music brings me such joy and great memories! I can’t seem to get enough of it! Yet…. out of respect to my husband, I don’t start to listen to it till Thanksgiving…. but boy do I try to get a lot of it in after that! It just wouldn’t be Christmas without it!
What’s your favorite Christmas song / album?
I am Grateful! How are You?
Merry Christmas from me to you! This is one of the songs off my album. It’s the Amy Grant arrangement of ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’…. but it’s me singing.