Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's the most MUSICAL time of the Year....

I can't deny it.

I LOVE Christmas music.  Like L.O.V.E. it.  I have over 350 Xmax songs on my iPod and the 'Holiday' genre has it's own smart playlist.  I even have a playlist for 'music library without holiday' because I leave the holiday music on my iPod all year never know when a little Silent Night will bring you out of a foul mood...

I made a bet with myself that this year I wouldn't start listening to holiday music until Dec 1 (TODAY).  I did not uphold my end of the bet, because I spent the weekend refining my Holiday Playlist and downloading NEW music to it.  :)  So, I cheated a little bit...

This year, I compiled a playlist of my favorite Seasonal Tunes so I can listen to it over and over again.  It has been on repeat all day long already!  I would love to share it with you, my few and far between readers, for your holiday musical brings me so much JOY.

AND, because I love you SO MUCH, I will burn a CD of my most favorite holiday music to everyone who leaves a comment on this post -- you just have to comment and tell me what YOUR favorite holiday song is!  I figure this would be a great way to maybe add some new music to my holiday playlist.

ONE lucky commenter will also win a little care package to go along with their Holiday Mix...contents TBD.  :)

Can't wait to hear from you!

My 2010 Christmas Favorites:
1.  Face of Love - Jewel
2.  Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Mason Jennings
3.  Song For a Winter's Night - Sarah McLachlan
4.  My Only Wish - Jessica Simpson (it was a FREE iTunes download...give me a break)
5.  Silent Night - Alexi Murdoch
6.  Very Merry Christmas - Dave Barnes
7.  Wintersong - Sarah McLachlan (I could make an entire playlist of just Sarah....)
8.  It Really Is (A Wonderful Life) - Mindy Smith (I just discovered this artist, and LOVE her voice)
9.  Silent Night - Ben Harper and the Blind Boys of Alabama
10.  Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - Jack Johnson
11.  Bluegrass Christmas - Del McCoury Band (this song makes me laugh)
12.  Christmas Day - Dido
13.  Soul Cake - Sting
14.  Blue Christmas - Sheryl Crow
15.  All I Want - The Weepies
16.  The Heartache Can Wait - Brandi Carlile
17.  Winter Song - Sara Bareilles
18.  Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song) - Amy Grant (I think this song is on my list EVERY year)
19.  A New York Christmas - Rob Thomas (still haven't gotten over my love of him from college)
20.  The Christmas Song - India Arie and Stevie Wonder
21.  Follow the Shepherd Home - Mindy Smith (breathtaking)
22.  Amid the Falling Snow - Enya
23.  Someday at Christmas - Jack Johnson
24.  O Holy Night - Tracy Chapman
25.  Christmas Secrets - Enya
26.  Children Go Where I Send Thee - Natalie Merchant


Itty_Bitty_Wittes said...

Thanks for posting your list! I needed to add to mine! :)

Amanda said...

Winter Wonderland by Jason Mraz. SO good.

By the way, I love that you always type 'xmax' -- tribute to your two boys...

Anna said...

Grown up Christmas List by Amy Grant. And even though it's not really super Christmasy, Heirlooms by Amy Grant too.

monnie halberg said...

I too love Winter Song by Sara Bareillis. My favorite is The River. Joni Mitchell.
I'm so glad you'll be making me another of your awesome holiday mixes!

Misty said...

This is the BEST giveaway EVER!!!! I have been listening to the CD you made me in 2008 for at least a month now. My favorite Christmas song is All That I Want by the Weepies!!! That won't help you much with your playlist, because you already have it.

Hey, with your love of music I may have to get you to make me a birthing CD before May. :)

Thanks for being so generous with your music!!

mel said...

Seriously, my word verification is "farties." LOL!

My favorite is Carol of the Bells.

I think I will learn some new favorites, though, after hearing your CD. :) I need some new music, badly.

Itty_Bitty_Wittes said...

I forgot to post my favorite song - Barenaked Ladies God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen. I just love it for some reason

Laura said...

You should add some Dean Martin Christmas to the list! I love Dean!

Megan said...

I've got to go with Silent Night by Zach Gill. Love the simplicity. And the whole John Denver and the Muppets album. Ah, yes, I love it all - except Mannheim Steamroller - they just don't do it for me.

Melanie said...

This year's favorite is "I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day" by Casting Crowns. I'm as addicted as you are... so picking a favorite is HARD!