6. Christmas music

Tonight at church was our Advent Program, where all the musical groups in the church perform some different songs and the congregation also sings some carols. It comes after a big dinner and our church’s “Night In Bethlehem” program, where families can go through our makeshift versions of streets of the town where Jesus was born.

I love the Advent Program, because we get to hear all the Christmas music and it just sounds so cool for everyone to sing together like that. And for the next couple of weeks at church, we’ll be singing those songs during the service. Silent Night has become my second favorite song of this season – O Holy Night is the first – because of the tradition our church has Christmas Eve night (but more about that when we get to #24).

We have a few Christmas CDs my family listens to every Christmas morning. Those songs will forever remind me of early mornings, presents, time with my parents, sisters and grandparents and the smell of a really, really awesome breakfast cooking upstairs. I have included a couple of those songs and a few other of my favorites below in my own “Ultimate Christmas Playlist.” Please enjoy – and download. You won’t be disappointed.

Laura’s Ultimate Christmas Playlist

All I Want For Christmas is You –Mariah Carey
We Wish You A Merry Christmas – Muppets and John Denver
So This Is Christmas –John Lennon
The Most Wonderful Time of The Year – Andy Williams
White Christmas – Irving Berlin (the one from Home Alone)
Carol of the Bells – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow – Michael Buble
O Tannenbaum – A Charlie Brown Christmas
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – A Charlie Brown Christmas
O Holy Night – pretty much any version because it’s my favorite of all the Christmas songs, but some good ones are Josh Groban, Celine Dion and NSYNC (don’t judge that last one).
Christmas Time – Christina Aguilera
Silent Night – sung in Irish by Enya, so pretty

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