I personally don’t start listening to Christmas music until the holiday is right upon us. There are a few songs that are my favorite, so I thought I’d list my top five, hope you enjoy them as well.
#5 Little Drummer Boy – Bob Segar
I love the soul that Bob Segar adds to this song and have always liked this song. When I hear this song, I am reminded of the excitement I’d feel watching the Claymation Christmas special of The Little Drummer Boy, along with all the other cheesy Claymation specials.
#4 Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid
I love this song because it reminds me that they world outside of my own are in need of way more than I am.
“There’s a world outside your window And it’s a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears”
#3 Away in a Manger
This was one of my favorite songs to sing as a kid because I actually knew all the lyrics, I had to memorize them for a Christmas special one year in church.
“Be near me Lord Jesus, I ask thee to stay, close by forever and love thee I pray.”
#2 Silver Bells – Andy Williams
Every time I hear this song, it reminds me of shopping downtown with my Mom and grandmother. The city was busy with bundled up people going in and out of buildings, the stores were decorated with all the holiday flare, and the Christmas lights downtown shined upon the streets. I remember it being a time of excitement and people seemed genuinely cheerful and excited themselves. This was a time when the holiday didn’t seem as commercialized as it is now.
#1 The First Noel – Bing Crosby
I loved hearing this song on the radio, Bing is the best one to sing it ever. This has always been my favorite.