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What's your favorite Christmas song?

  1. bravewarrior profile image91
    bravewarriorposted 2 years ago

    What's your favorite Christmas song?

    When my son was an infant I rocked him to sleep every night, singing him three songs. Come Christmas, I'd switch them up. "Away In A Manger", "Silent Night", and a random song of choice (but never "Grandma Got Run Over by a Raindeer") were how I put my precious bundle to sleep every night during Christmas.My intent was to give him the Spirit of something Great. Something that will Guide him through Life.

    What's your favorite Christmas song and why?

    I'd love to hear from you.

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  2. aesta1 profile image92
    aesta1posted 2 years ago

    I love Adeste Fideles. It was sung often in our Church in my younger days. The nuns sounded like angels when their voices filled the Church.

    1. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Mary, I raised Catholic and I don't recall that song. I'll have to look it up on You Tube. Was that when Mass was held in Latin?

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image99
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 years ago

    "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" - it's been covered by everyone from U2 to Joey Ramone, but nothing beats the original by Darlene Love.

    1. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Okay, so far I've heard favorites that are not traditional Christmas songs. I love learning from y'all. Traditions are carried on and changed to bring forth messages of we humans as we live and see time. Thank you for opening my eyes.

    2. tsmog profile image82
      tsmogposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I hadn't heard this before. Thanks for turning me onto it. I listened to two renditions - Mariah Carey & U2. I liked U2 best. I read the lyrics too. The U2 YouTube followed with 'I Believe In Father Christmas'. That brought to me a moment of paus

  4. Phyllis Doyle profile image96
    Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago

    My favorite Christmas song is "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day", written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1867. Burl Ives recording of the song is my favorite version. The message in the song is more potent now than ever.

    And in despair I bowed my head:
    "There is no peace on earth," I said,
    "For hate is strong and mocks the song
    Of peace on earth, good will to men."

    Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
    "God is not dead, nor doth he sleep;
    The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
    With peace on earth, good will to men."

    1. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Phyllis, this is so true of what's going on in the world today. It's sad, isn't it? I'll have to run over to You Tube and check it out. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 2 years ago

    Hi Shauna. My favourite Christmas song is "Feliz Navidad" by Jose Feliciano. I just love the song.

    1. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      John, that's such a happy song. I love it too!

  6. tsmog profile image82
    tsmogposted 2 years ago

    Spontaneously reading the question 'Silent Night' comes to mind. I pondered a moment as to why. I can only remember the first line of the first stanza (So, I just looked it up now). Even though one reason is probably it's repetitiveness in my life, I much more find that quite comforting.

    Maybe with oddity the Christmas song that is with me year long is Jingle Bells. With humor I at times mumble the first four lines of the second stanza (I had to look up which stanza it was):

    Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
    Jingle all the way
    Oh, what fun it is to ride
    In a one horse open sleigh

    In the past I did that with coworkers especially those familiar with me (many in my charge) when there was a tough assignment / task ahead. It seemed to bring a tad of comic relief while 'we' trudged forward. Perhaps it did introduce at that moment a bit of hope . . . I dun'no.

    1. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Tim, ironically, I've been know to do the same thing. If it wasn't Jingle Bells, it was Marsey Dotes. :-)

    2. tsmog profile image82
      tsmogposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Giggle + giggle I like that jingle. Thanks for introducing me to it. Seems familiar in the back of my head for some reason. I can hear Bing's voice now :-)

  7. Greenhousewife profile image86
    Greenhousewifeposted 2 years ago

    Silent Night will always be a favorite of mine, we used to sing it in German during our family Christmas party while we lit REAL candles on the tree.

    Also anything sung by Bing Crosby is a must in my house. smile

    1. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Silent Night is one of my favorites, too Greenhousewife. And I agree with you about Bing Crosby. I always think of Christmas when I hear him sing.

  8. MariaMontgomery profile image90
    MariaMontgomeryposted 2 years ago

    I have 2:  my favorite Christmas hymn is "Mary Did You Know?" My favorite Christmas song is the one with the line "...chestnuts roasting by an open fire..." I think the title is "The Christmas Song". That's pretty bad when I'm not even sure of the title.

    1. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Maria, The Christmas Song is spot on. Your memory serves you well! I love "Mary Did You Know?" The first time I heard it I was absolutely blown away. Jordan Smith sang it last night on The Voice and did a wonderful job.

    2. MariaMontgomery profile image90
      MariaMontgomeryposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Shauna, missed it on The Voice. Sure wish I had heard it.

    3. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      They might do a recap tonight. Tonight is the final where the winner will be announced.

  9. justthemessenger profile image82
    justthemessengerposted 2 years ago

    .James Brown's "Santa Claus go straight to the ghetto" and the Temptations version of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer " are classics I have enjoyed since childhood. Brenda Lee's  "Christmas Rock"and Elvis "Blue Christmas" are pretty good too. However, Stevie Wonder with his "One Day at Christmas" gem is my all time favorite.

    1. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not familiar with that Stevie Wonder song. I'll have to check it out. Love James Brown and The Temptations. I'm having a lot of fun looking up and listening to the Christmas songs everyone is sharing here.

  10. DWDavisRSL profile image78
    DWDavisRSLposted 2 years ago

    My favorite Christmas song is "Mary Did You Know?" I first came to love the Kenny Rogers version but have come to adore the Pentatonix version.

    The other day I heard Cloverton's version of Hallelujah with the special Christmas lyrics and was blown away. If I could find it for download it could become my new favorite Christmas song.

    1. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      DW, I just listened to Cloverton's version of Hallelujah on You Tube. So beautiful! I wonder why they've prohibited download? I also love "Mary Did You Know?". I've heard several versions and love them all.

    2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I like both the songs you mention here, DW Davis. Very powerful.

  11. manatita44 profile image82
    manatita44posted 2 years ago

    I think in the traditionals, Silent Night polled number one for eons. Still, I believe that it was overtaken by another last year. I don't remember which.

    I started Silent Night in my Christmas poem at Poetry Cafe, and immediately the audience joined me. It is that popular! I sang Away in A manger at home and in church as a child. It is very soothing. So is Silent Night but with a more immortal feel, rather like Amazing Grace. Nice question, Shauna.

    1. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Manatita, those are certainly timeless classics. And both are soothing; that's why I chose them as night time lullabies for my son during Christmas.

  12. Shyron E Shenko profile image80
    Shyron E Shenkoposted 2 years ago

    Shauna, my favorites are "Where is the line to see Jesus" and "Silent Night" and "Mary did you Know" and "Ding-a-Ling"  But now I have to go and listen to the one that our sweet friend Phyllis chose.

    One of my very favorite songs (don't know if you could call it a Christmas one) is "Hello God" by Dolly Parton.

    Good luck on choosing a best answer on this one.

    1. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Shyron, I Googled the first and last songs you mention in your comment. They are so beautiful. I'm going to have a hard time choosing best answer, for sure. Everyone who's answered has widened my musical horizons.

  13. Tinaya Sallie profile image74
    Tinaya Sallieposted 2 years ago

    I asked this same question, lol! My own personal favorite is "The Christmas Song." The original is by Nat King Cole, of course. But, I like just about about every remake of that song that I've ever heard. I love it so much! Beautiful song.

    As for why, I just love everything about the song.It's slow,but not dragging and boring. The lyrics flow poetically and are descriptive in nature. I can picture what's going on in the song by listening to the lyrics. The music is pretty and put together beautifully. I just love everything about this song.

    1. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you, Tinaya. The important thing for any song to be heard and felt is to be able to hear the lyrics and have them paint a picture in the listeners' minds.

 
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