Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday Favorites: Fa la la la love it!

I just finished watching an Oprah that I DVR'd (is that a verb? I think so.). This is highly unusual for me because I don't like Oprah. Maybe its jealousy at her success or something but I'm just not on the O-train. However, this was a VERY special occasion. My two most favoritist Christmas music singers EVER did a duet together last week on her Favorite Things episode.

And these guys didn't disappoint! I have loved Johnny Mathis' renditions of holiday tunes since I was a little wee one and, HELLO, Josh Groban's voice was created for Christmas songs! So, this week I'm giving you a rundown of my fa la la la favorites.

1) Sleigh Ride Johnny Mathis

2) Little Drummer Boy Josh Groban

3) In the Bleak Midwinter James Taylor

4) Winter (album) George Winston

5) Let There be Peace on Earth Vince Gill

6) Do You Hear What I Hear (from an old record that my mom used to have which has now gone the way of our Fisher Price Little People camper and my first, lost)

7) Angels from the Realms of Glory (as played by moi on my mom's piano. It's like singing in the shower... if I had to do it anywhere else it would just be crap-ola but in our living room at home I sound like Mozart tickling the ivories)

8) Any "true" Christmas carols played at the church I grew up in on Christmas Eve or Day (not those Lutheran dirges that are in the section marked "Christmas" -- the REAL, well-known, don't-have-to-look-at-the-hymnal-to-follow-along, hymns)

I'll pretty much listen to anything festive except that I don't like it when pop stars try to write new Christmas songs or sing old ones all jazzy. Just be traditional for goodness sake...isn't that part of the Christmas experience!?!

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