Welcome back to another week of Top Ten Tuesday!
For those of you that don’t know, Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018, where Jana posts in advance topics for us and we then make a post about them.
This week’s prompt is: Freebie (So I get to choose the topic.)
My Top Ten Favorite Christmas Songs
I have to admit I’ve been kinda grinchy over the last decade during the holiday season. It’s different this year. I’m not sure what’s changed or why, but I suspect it has something to do with seeing the magic through my little boy’s eyes. Generally I relegate all Christmas music to the two days before Christmas and cringe every time I hear it outside of a gift wrapping session. This year, I want him to hear the songs and see the lights and experience our traditions. I’ve had the radio station in the car tuned to Christmas music the whole month. I’ve got books about the Christmas season just for him. We talk about Santa and birthday parties for Jesus. I can’t wait to see what he does on Christmas morning. Tonight we are watching Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer for the first time and you know what? This is fun. Here is a short list of holiday songs that have stirred my heart this season.
This was my father’s favorite Christmas song. Every time I hear it, no matter the version, I get a little misty.
I just heard this song a few nights ago while driving and my little dude was singing along with it as well.
Okay – I’ve always loved this one. In fact, everything Pentatonix does, I like. 🙂 Big fan here.
Just one of those classics I really enjoy. It’s upbeat and fun.
I don’t want to hear this one 25 times or anything, but it’s not Christmas if we don’t hear it at least once! Same thing goes for that silly Hippopotamus song.
This is one of those songs that make my feet tap and I listen for the whip crack every time I hear it. It is the epitome of Christmas feels for me.
I like this one because of the Christmas magic implied.
I really enjoy instrumental versions of Christmas songs. I like to put them on quietly in the background and get all the Christmasy things done. If you haven’t heard of these guys check them out.
Another instrumental. Lindsey Stirling takes violin to another level. I can’t say I care for the video, but the music is awesome.
This one makes me cry every time. Great reminder to cherish and appreciate those around us and what Christmas is truly about.
Last but not least is Silver Bells. It’s always been my favorite Christmas song. This version is especially nice.
That’s my list of decidedly UN-grinchy songs. What are you favorite Christmas songs this year?