My 12 Favorite Christmas Songs
I love the Christmas hymns but many of my favorite songs are the ones that make me smile and bring back wonderful memories.
Sweet Little Jesus Boy
I can’t listen to Mahalia Jackson sing this without crying. “We didn’t know who you was.” Praise God, because Jesus was born, died, and rose again, we have new life!
Do You Hear What I Hear?
This is one of my very favorites. The little lamb, the shepherd boy, and the mighty king, all singing praises to the Child. I’ve heard it sung many times but it’s hard to top Carrie Underwood.
O Holy Night
I still get the chills when I hear, “Fall on your knees, Oh hear the Angel voices, O night divine, O night when Christ was born.”
Little Drummer Boy
How beautiful that this little boy gave what he had, from his heart. I know it was Baby Jesus’ favorite gift.
Mom and Dad and us kids would sing this at the top of our voices when we drove around on Christmas Eve looking at the lights.
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
I loved this when I was in junior high. Lots of artists sang this but the one I remember was by Andy Williams. The idea of building a snowman and promising him that you’d get married once you got back to town was so romantic. Who knows what goes on in the mind of a starry-eyed teenager?
Frosty the Snowman
Nobody beats Burl Ives! I still watch it every year. I am sad when he melts but I know he’ll be back next year.
Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer
I identified with poor Rudolf – I got teased a lot as a kid. Probably had something to do with my last name – Butts. But God certainly has transformed me into a pretty cool girl!
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
My favorite is done by Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band. We moved every few years when I was growing up and I always wondered if Santa would find me. He always did!
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.
Way to go, Brenda Lee! I still like to dance around the tree.
Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer.
That’s what happens when Grandma has a little too much eggnog. I can’t help but laugh!
The Theme Song from A Charlie Brown Christmas!
And of course, Christmas wouldn’t be complete without dancing with Linus, Lucy, and the whole gang.
Some good ones in here, Sherry, and lots of my favorites too!
So many great memories come from songs and Sherry's choices are wonderful to add to our lists!
Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!