Wednesday, December 8, 2010
One of the best things about the Christmas season is the wonderful music. There are
Christmas carols, Christmas songs, choral music, and classical music just to name a few.
In fact, there are even country music, jazz and rock and roll Christmas songs.
Usually we start to hear them on the radio just after Thanksgiving and then they abruptly
end at midnight on Christmas night. Leaving us to wait for another year to pass before
we hear them again.
I love them all. I am especially fond of traditional carols and also what has become
traditional Christmas songs like “The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole or
“Happy Christmas” by John Lennon.
It would definitely be difficult for me to choose a favorite carol or song in any category.
I think many carols or songs bring back lots of memories of a Christmas from our youth
or a family gathering. Most of us knew how to sing “Jingle Bells” by the time we were
three years old and “Deck The Halls” was probably the next Christmas song we learned.
And when I hear “Silent Night” it brings back sweet memories of my father because
that was his favorite carol which now brings tears to my eyes. My mother’s favorite
song was “Silver Bells” and when I hear it I have to smile just thinking about her.
The season and the music has so many memories for everyone.
By any chance did your school chorus always perfom Handel's Hallelujah Chorus at
Christmas? It was a standard Christmas program for many school choruses.
Maybe you had to sing a solo at school or in your church choir...I had to sing "Up On
The Rooftop" at a party when I was four...I couldn't carry a tune then and I still can't
How about you? Do you have a favorite Christmas carol or song? And, do you have
any special memories connected to any particular carol or song? Please share them!
I can't imagine this season without the beautiful sounds of music, can you?