Friday, November 21, 2008

What is your favorite Christmas Album?

It's that time of year...the annual choosing of the new Christmas music that Kyle will most likely hate no matter how carefully I try to find something he might like.

So what I want to know is...what is your favorite Christmas album?


As a child, the above album was my favorite because I thought "Please Daddy, don't get drunk this Christmas" was the funniest song ever. Then I grew up and realized its the saddest song ever. Whoops.

I wish I could say this one is my favorite, because it is awesome, definitely in the top 3. And it is Kyle's favorite, who is a scrooge and normally hates all Christmas music, especially the nostalgic ones from my childhood. (Amy Grant, the Carpenters, John Denver)

This one seems to be a favorite of nearly everyone and I do love it a lot. But not quite my favorite.


I am a traditional girl at heart and nothing ignites my Christmas spirit like Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, etc. There's something so fun, cheerful and classy about this album, it makes me dream of snow, holiday parties, fancy dresses and kissing under the mistletoe. mmmm.

10 comments:

Ken V said...

What about Trans-Siberian Orchestra? Their "Christmas Canon" song is played to death this time of year, but some of their other stuff is pretty interesting. You can listen at their website.

Stefanie said...

I love my 'N Sync Christmas album!:)

Jenny said...

bing Crosby really does it for me and the beach boys have a decent album but the vince giraldi trio will always have my heart- other than wes and jeff ;)

Anonymous said...

Bing and that RatPack one you showed are my FAVOURITE...anything Bing, Frank, Dean...BLISS. That and Sarah M.'s one from a couple years ago...of course then there is BeBe and CeCe...and Last Christmas with Wham...a mixed bag over here as you know... :)

~Misha

Andrea Elliott said...

I totally agree with Ken! That is absolutely my favorite set of Christmas music!!

Todd V said...

You listed pretty much all of my favorite Christmas music - Sufjan and Peanuts are my top two, and Amy Grant and John Denver are the classic memory albums (funny how we have the same "childhood" albums - wonder how that works? ;) )

Probably the only one that you didn't list is something from Michael W. Smith's Christmas album. I wouldn't listen to his music outside of Christmas, but his big choral stuff works really good for this time of year.

amy said...

i would have to add Harry Connick Jr.'s first Christmas album to this list, as well as Over the Rhine's album, Snow Angels. Great stuff!

amy H said...

What, no one said Chipmunks?

TheFiveDays said...

I really like the classics...Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, etc.

But I am really trying to find an album I heard a few years back and loved...instrumental, heavy on the guitar, and very relaxing. Of course I have no idea what the album is so I just keep listening to samples hoping to find it! ;)

jc said...

The four Christmas records out by David Bazan are some of my favorites as well as some of the ones you already mentioned.