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 long...you 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 pleasure...it 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