Okay this is in response to a meme begun by a new friend (Paul C.) over at Quoteflections! He writes:
Paul C at Quoteflections respectfully begins a meme on the topic: Life is One Big Top Ten (2008). It’s an outgrowth of Time’s ultimate Top Ten Everything of 2008. I appeal to anyone else so inclined to write their own Top Ten list for 2008 on a topic of their choice. You are invited to link to my site, use the title Life is One Big Top Ten (2008) to help with a web search, and tag several people to carry the meme forward. This topic has the potential to be interesting and fun as we close out the year.
So my top ten are of my favorite Christmas songs! (Ooh i hope they don’t have to be JUST from this year–but they are my top ten THIS year; does that count?) If you are with me and these come on the radio, expect ALL conversations to stop as I will be jacking up the radio, ipod, stereo, or tv, whatever my luxury is at the moment.
- Sleigh Ride A favorite since I was in middle school band back in the late 70s, I have always loved this song, with or without lyrics. If you would like to hear the Boston Pops Orchestra with no lyrics, click here. I love them both equally.
- Mary Did You Know My favorite version of this song is done by Kenny Rogers and Wynonna Judd. Here you can read a history of this song, and learn about the original artist, who can also be found on YouTube.
- Carol of the Bells Also known as the Ukranian Bell Carol, it is probably somewhat sacrilegious that I’ve linked to a Home Alone movie soundtrack upload, but it does put me in the mindset for Christmas
- The Chipmunk Song: Christmas Don’t Be Late This song takes me back to my childhood days, and I know my oldest sister had this song on a Christmas collection album and a single 45. We loved this song and played it every year. I am amazed at its continued popularity every year
- Michael W. Smith – Christmas Day featuring Mandisa
- Michael W. Smith – Christmastime
- Michael W Smith – Welcome to Our World
- Michael W. Smith – Emmanuel
Okay so I’m a big fan of Michael W. Smith, and some of his songs are my favorite not just at Christmas, but all year ’round.
- Amy Grant – Breath of Heaven Awe inspiring song. To think of what Mary went through really helps me put the Christmas Story in perspective.
- Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker – Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy I love to find The Nutcracker on tv, and every once in a while, I’ll find someone to go with me to a theater to see the ballet. Too bad my husband and two sons do not appreciate it one little bit. Sigh. So glad I have my Mom and sisters.
Hmm—should I tag? Let’s see–>