Today’s 12 Days of Blogmas theme is music, so I’m sharing my favorite stuff to listen to during the holidays. (Big ups to mah girl Kaleigh over at klghdaily for the 12 Days of Blogmas inspiration!) Basically all my favorite Christmas music is stuff I listened to when I was a kid. First up, a Harry Connick, Jr. Album.
Harry Connick, Jr. has got a number of Christmas albums out, but “When My Heart Finds Christmas” is my favorite. To be completely fair, I haven’t spent nearly as much time listening to the others, and would probably like them just as much. However, this is the one I grew up with, so it means the most to me. I just realized this came out in 1993 and am feeling suuuuuper old right now. 8 year old me was probably listening to this and watching Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Speaking of which, my next favorite thing to listen to isn’t music, but an audio recording of a play. It’s A Christmas Carol performed by Patrick Stewart (aka Jean-Luc Picard). He’s fantastic. Patrick Stewart reads the entirety of the play and does every character. Grab yourself a mug of hot chocolate, curl up on the couch, and prepare yourself for some solid listenin’.
My final favorite album is the “Home Alone” soundtrack. This just feels like Christmas to me. Also, the score was done by John Williams (Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Titanic, JAWS…). What’s not to like?
We bought the vinyl earlier this year from Mondo and it’s fantastic. The sleeve is the McCallister house. I got the records that are “cheese pizza” colored. I can’t wait to listen to it again. I love it.
In general I love most Christmas music, but these are my top three. What’s your favorite Christmas song?