I am the kind of girl that (unfortunately) doesn’t think about birthday presents until the day before sometimes.
I refuse to put up decorations of any kind unless it is for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
I wrap my Christmas presents the night before Christmas.
I like to celebrate one holiday at a time.
I don’t even really like to begin Christmas shopping until after Thanksgiving.
I will not put the Christmas tree up earlier than the day after Thanksgiving (I will leave it up until after New Years though).
But when the weather gets cooler and the fireplace is going I can’t help it….I have to listen to Christmas music!!
One month is NOT long enough for all the CDs I have collected over the years.
It just makes me extremely happy.
So, I wanted to share some of my favorite albums and I want to hear yours too!
I love, love, love this album!
Seriously, I can listen to this all day long on repeat.
Who doesn’t love a little Harry???
I don’t mean hairy legs or hairy armpits…only Harry Connick.
I love old movies so it is no surprise that I love Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and of course classic Bing Crosby.
This may make me an old lady but I will admit it anyways….
I love me some James Taylor.
I could go on and on and on and on…but I will spare you my really long list of favorites.
I also have some new CDs that I want to add to my collection this year.
I can’t wait to get this new one by the incredible Mindy Gledhill.
I am also hoping to get to check all of these out. Let me know if you have heard them and if they are any good.
Now it is your turn to tell me your favorites!
I wanted to also let you all know that registration is open to everyone now to Kim Caldwell’s incredible event.
I am honored to be teaching at this event and I would love to see you.
Also, I wanted to let you know that you can still enter for my giveaway of 5 spaces to my new E-Course beginning in January!
Go to THIS post to leave a comment. Good luck.
I will announce the winners on Friday.
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I feel the same way about Christmas music, a month is just not enough! I will have to be on the lookout for some of your faves – a few of my favorites is Sarah McLachlan “Wintersong”, Diana Krall “Christmas Songs”, and Andrea Bocelli “My Christmas”. Michael McDonald has a good one out too… I can’t remember it’s title though.
Enjoy your music!
I too love Christmas music and already have started to play it. A month is definitely not enough! I’ll have to check out some of your favs.
What a great post. Thanks for sharing. I love Christmas music too, and so excited to listen to the albums that you have picked. On a side note, I love, love, love Life Uncommon on your playlist.
Let’s see…. I have a few favorites from your list. I do love the ELF soundtrack and also the Charlie Brown Christmas. I just downloaded the She & Him Christmas album and I love it! I have a girl crush on Zooey D. though, so maybe that is why.
I love your Christmas tunes list! We have James Taylor’s Christmas album playing the whole year long (yes, we are those people.) Sometimes you just need a good Christmas tune in the middle of July. Christmas spirit all year long, right? 😉 I’m going to have to check out the Third Day album…I love their regular stuff. Have a great day!
You and I seem to have very similar taste in Christmas music, so I am venturing out of “Lurker” status to tell you that you absolutely MUST give Dave Barnes’ Very Merry Christmas a listen. Seriously.
I also like Jars of Clay’s Christmas Songs and Ella Fitzgerald’s Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas. Oh, and Tony Bennett’s A Swinging Christmas. And there is a collaboration with Jack Johnson and some other artists called This Warm December that has some good newly-written songs on it.
The one song that gets repeated the most is by Chris Tomlin and Audry Assad, called Winter Snow. I have no idea what album its on, and if that album is any good, but that song… it gets me every time.
I LOVE the old classics like you, Nat King Cole, Elvis. I also like old Country, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson. LOVE Diana Krall and Michael Buble. I haven’t listened to Third Day’s Christmas Album, I’ll check it out, love their music aswell!
I’m sooo excited for the season!
Love this topic Miss Jeanne! Always enjoy hearing everyone’s favorites and getting ideas on what to add to my collection each year. We have a bright red ipod that contains all of our Christmas music – we hook it up to the stereo and can shuffle away for weeks without hearing the same song :). Some of my favorite albums are Heart’s A Lovemonger’s Christmas, Sarah McLachlan’s Wintersong, Pink Martini’s Joy To The World, and a compilation of classic artists called ‘Sleigh Full of Songs’ which I won at a bunko party years ago haha…one of my all time favorites! Here’s to warm fires, candlelight, a great pair of slippers, and the best music ever!
I’m SO with you on everything you said! I haven’t read the previous comments…yet…so if I’m repeating, forgive me. I’m currently in love with the She & Him Christmas album. Also Matt Wertz “Snow Globe” album is super fun. For a few years I’ve loved:
Chris Isaak’s “Christmas” album
A Fine Frenzy – “Oh, Blue Christmas”
Electro Swing – “Christmas” (some super fun remixes of the classic Frank Sinatra, Gene Autry etc…love!)
Hotel Cafe Press christmas albums – I have a couple
Joan Osborne’s “Christmas Means Love” album
Over the Rhine has a couple of Christmas albums that I love – “Snow Angels” and “Darkest Night”
Sting’s “If On A Winter Night” is stunning and dreamy though not traditional Christmas music
and on iTunes you can find “This Warm December” album. It’s a Brushfire collection that has Zach Gill, Zee Avi and some other awesome artists.
And…just for kicks…if you want a Nightmare Before Christmas type fun album, you totally have to check out Crash Test Dummies “Jingle All the Way”. The title song (Jingle Bells) always gets us dancing like Christmas ghosts. 🙂
Sigh. There’s more…much more…but I should stop now. 🙂
I’m almost ready to start listening to Christmas music…thanks for sharing your faves:) I tend to favor the “classics” too, like Bing, Frank, Dean Martin, & Nat King Cole; and, of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas without Elvis crooning “Blue Christmas”!
I love Christmas music!!! Whenever I hear it, I get a big smile on my face.
My favorite hands down is George Winston’s December. I have it on a record and I play it while I’m baking and decorating.
Another great one is Sarah McLachlan’s Wintersong album. so beautiful.
Love, love, love Michael W. Smith for Christmas. And ALWAYS Handel’s Messiah. And who could live without James Taylor????!
I’ll have to check out Third Day for Christmas as well!
It is actually snowing here today which totally puts me in the mood for Christmas music! My all time favorite Christmas CD’s are: Barbara Streisand’s A Christmas Album and my Tchaikovsky Nutcracker CD. I’ve been listening to that music since I was a little girl!
Melissa – Northern Plain Living
My very favorite Christmas album is Jewel’s with a version of Life Uncommon on it. It is fun and spiritual and just beautiful. Also, Jimmy Buffet has a great Christmas album that is a classic in our house.
Oh love me some Christmas music! The traditional albums are favorites like Bing but I also love Boney M but my absolute favorite is Elvis ~ blame my Mom for that one ~ I cannot get through the holidays without him. The Micheal Buble is on my shopping list ~ like Grown Up Christmas list.
Harry Connick Jr.’s first Christmas c.d. is one of my great loves. : ) Michael Buble’s is just dreamy…can’t. stop. tapping. my. toes.
ps Ditto on the timing of Christmasness, but with the shop, I’ve got to get things rolling in my mind a little sooner.