Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Carols

Today kicks of the Ass Cheek Angel's All I Want for Christmas Giveaways extravaganza. Every two days will be giving away a small gift and the last few weeks we will have a post for a grand prize. How do you win? It's easy as Christmas pudding. All you have to do is respond to that day's post (along with your e-mail address) to be entered in the drawing. If we randomly select your name as the winner, we will e-mail you get your address so that we can send the prize. So, be sure to check back often throughout the month of December because we have some awesome Angel giveaways headed your way!

Today's topic is Christmas music and the winner will win a Christmas CD, Have Yourself a Merry Little Country Christmas. It has a wide variety of holiday favorites from country singers like Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney and more.

I love Christmas music. Which is a good thing this time of year because it is everywhere. In the grocery stores, malls, restaurants and all over the radio. It's to get everyone in the spirit of Christmas. So, today I am going to list ten of my favorite Christmas songs, both old and new that always get me into the Christmas Spirit.

10. "Christmas is All Around" - Billy Mack (Played by Bill Nighy), I love this song from Love Actually. I get it stuck in my head for days after watching the movie and it is really catchy.

9. "White Christmas" - Bing Crosby. Need I say more. :)

8. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - Frank Sinatra or Judy Garland. I love both versions and it is such a great song.

7. "My Only Wish" - Britney Spears - It is just one of those fun songs that I remember from high school and it is so fun and upbeat.

6. "Belleau Wood" - Garth Brooks. This song was not released, but it was on one of his CD Sevens. It is the beautiful story of the Christmas truce during World War I in which both sides sang Silent Night in their own languages together.

5. "Last Christmas" - Taylor Swift. I like the original version too, but I am a Taylor Swift fan so it is a guilty pleasure.

4. "All I Want for Christmas is You" - Mariah Carey, although the little girl in Love Actually rocked it too.

3. "Silver Bells" - Rosemary Clooney & Bing Crosby - it is just such a cute song and always has been one of my favorite Christmas duets.

2. "Silent Night" or "Stille Nacht" - I have no particular version of this song that I like best, but it is one of my favorite hymns. It is beautiful both in its original German and in English.

1. "O Holy Night" - There are also many beautiful versions in of this song and it is definitely my favorite one during the holidays.

Honorable Mention Holiday Song - "The Chanukah Song" Adam Sandler. It is just so funny, I had to put it out there.

It is hard to narrow down the list to 10, but I think I got most of my favorites on there!

What are some of your favorite Christmas songs? Don't forget to include your e-mail address to be eligible for the Christmas CD.


  1. Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Christmas Eve Sarajevo.
    Honorable mentions for:
    Baby, It's Cold Outside (Jessica Simpson-ugh-and Nick Lachey-sigh, or Zooey Dechanel's version)
    White Christmas - Bing
    All I Want for Christmas - Mariah
    Count Your Blessings - Rosemary and Bing
    O Holy Night - Josh Groban, Mariah, or Kelly Clarkson (three-way tie)
    Believe - Josh Groban

    ...I could go on, but I'll save you. :D


  2. Noelle! I did like the Zooey Sechanel version of Baby It's Cold Outside with Will Ferrell in Elf. I forgot about that until you mentioned it. I don't think I have heard Josh Groban's version of O Holy Night. I will have to check that one out!

  3. Those are great Noelle! One of my faves is a little strange maybe but it's off of Sting's "If on a Winter's Night..." Soul Cake. It's a collection of traditional music from the British Isles.

  4. Great Choices, Kellie!

    I love David Bowie and Bing Crosby's Little Drummer Boy, Hall & Oates Jingle Bell Rock, White Christmas (Bing) , and Blue Christmas (Elvis) ...

    Violets in the Snow makes me cry... :)

  5. "Do They Know It's Christmas?" by Band Aid. This song IS my childhood. Such a great cause and a fabulous song. and Kellie-- Sting's "Gabriel's Message" is one of my favorites. I think he did a longer version on If On a Winter's Night.

  6. All good songs! Thanks for stopping by Lee and Lexx!

  7. My fave is Nat King Cole's Chestnuts Roasting on an open fire...forgot the title. Did I mention I suck at remember who sang what? LOL But he definitely gets me in the xmas mood!

  8. Wow what is my Fav.? Hummmmm
    Traditional Fav is Silant Night
    None traditional is Grandma got Run over by a rain deer. LOL
    For the most part I just love Christmas music!

    Beach Love - Melody

  9. LOL I love Grandma got Run over by a reindeer! good one :)

  10. Grandma Got Ran over by a Reindeer is such a fun song, Melody! Kathleen, I love Nat King Cole's Christmas Song too. I can't believe I forgot to put so many good ones on the list!

  11. This morning I randomly selected the winner (the good ole draw a name out of a hat technique and the winner of the Christmas CD is Beach (Melody). I have sent you an e-mail letting you know that you won.