Monday, December 24, 2012

Notes of the Season

Christmas music comes in all varieties  from religious to pop to traditional to humorous.  It stirs our feelings and memories.  The notes play with our senses evoking cheer, a lightness of spirit, a reminder that not all can be where they want to be on that special day and/or  a renewing of faith. 

Here are a few of my favorites.


I'll be Home for Christmas by Bing Crosby.  This always hit home probably because they usually played it on   WWII documentaries.    (Blogger hates me.  Anything I put first wouldn't play.  Sorry)

Handel's Messiah.  Love how lively it is.

Snoopy's Christmas by the Royal Guardsman.  It's sweet and reflects  the Christmas truce between Britain  and Germany.

What does  holiday music do for you?  What are your favorite songs?


  1. Merry Christmas Sallie and the best ot your family.

  2. We sang the Hallelujah Chorus at every high school Christmas concert. I still love it as much now as I did then. Beautiful, beautiful!

    My favorite is probably O Holy Night. Martina McBride sings a particularly amazing rendition.

    1. I was also in the chorus during Junior High and the first year in High school. I don't remember ever singing the Hallelujah Chorus. It must have been pretty.

      O Holy Night is a beautiful song. I haven't heard Martina sing it. I'll have to check it out.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  3. My favorite is The Nutcracker - having performed in it for many years. Plus the entire Vince Guaraldi sound track to A Charlie Brown Christmas. Love it!

    Merry Christmas, Donna, and hope you have a terrific New Year!

    1. I like the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The notes create a scene you could almost touch.

      Merry Christmas to you too. Wish you the best in the New Year.

  4. My favorite, hands down, is Handel's Messiah. Other ones I enjoy are "Hark the Herald Angels Sing," "Jingle Bell Rock," and "Santa Baby." I know, quite the variety.

    Happy Holidays, Donna!

  5. I'm not really a fan of Jiggle Bell Rock or Santa Baby or several others I won't mention. But there's so many others that are beautiful to chose from.
    Thanks for sharing.