Ok, I only listed six songs. I was just seeing if you were paying attention. And "Top Ten" sounds much better. Every single year, I unpack my many Christmas cds during the Thanksgiving weekend. I then misplace them and can't find them until the New Year. Even I cannot believe how unwavering I am with this tradition. Thank goodness for digital music and the Internet!
Here they are, my Fa La La La La Favorites....
A Baby Changes Everything - Faith Hill I heard this song late one miserable Christmas Eve. It cut through the pain like pure starlight. Even now, I can barely hold back the tears when I hear it play. Faith Hill's voice is extraordinary on this one.
Mary Did You Know? - Natalie Cole For the first time in many years, I heard this song in church a few weeks ago. From a certain perspective, it's another "hold back the tears" tune.
Where Are You Christmas? - Faith Hill Aside from watching my children celebrate, I admit that I am not particularly looking forward to the big day this year. This song takes a little bah out of my humbug.
The Bells of St. Mary's - Sheryl Crow So very romantic. The perfect holiday slow dance song. But you'll have to take my word for it. I can't find a free online link.
Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid Reminds me to quit my whining and look at the bigger picture.
O Holy Night If I could pick just one Christmas hymn to teach my children, it would be this classic.