To say the last month has been not so great would be a tragic understatement. However,I know that there is still so much good God has to offer us and joy has been such a gift from my Father that I don't want to ever lose sight of. My piano students have begun their Christmas music and it is so much fun to watch their enthusiasm! I absolutely am brought back to when I first started to play Christmas music and wanted to play every song I knew. One of my students, Maddie, started her Christmas music at the end of September because she really could not wait! I told her she knew that it doesn't put her in more favor with Santa if you start your Christmas cheer early. I've actually found myself humming and singing again...and it's Christmas music. I've composed two lists of my ALL TIME FAVORITE CHRISTMAS MUSIC!!! Traditional:
10) Joy to the World 9) What Child is This? 8) The Holly and the Ivy 7) The Most Wonderful Time of the Year 6) Angels We Have Heard On High 5) Do You Hear What I Hear? 4) O Come, O Come Emmanuel 3) Carol of the Bells 2) O Holy Night (I like the very traditional version, but love Barlow Girl's too) 1) Go Tell It On The Mountain
10) Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song) 9) Face of love-Jewel 8) Mary Did You Know? 7) Last Christmas-Wham! 6) All I Want For Christmas is Us-Jason Mraz 5) Mele Kalikimaka-Jimmy Buffet 4) The Night Before Christmas-Amy Grant 3) Grown Up Christmas List-Amy Grant (Yeah, you should probably just buy this c.d.) 2) When My Heart Finds Christmas-Harry Connick, Jr. 1) I Celebrate the Day-Reliant K (With Lyrics, "And the first time that You opened Your eyes did You realize that You would be my Savior, And the first breath that left Your lips did You know that it would change this world forever", how could you not love it?)
Now, I want your lists. There are so many songs I'm sure I forgot. So, if you wouldn't mind adding them to the comments section. I made a playlist of all these songs at the bottom of this blog. (I'll add yours too) Also, on Itunes for this week (December 8-15), they have a free Christmas album of about 20 songs with every type of song. Ranging from traditional, mariachi, country, and for bluegrass fans, an Auld Lang Sine for you! EnJOY!!!