I must admit, I am not much a fan of Bruce Springsteen, HOWEVER… Santa Claus is Coming to Town always always always puts a huge smile on my face and gets me in the mood for Christmas. It makes me long to be a kid again staying up all night in my bed waiting patiently and listening intently for Santa to arrive!
Billie Holiday is without a doubt my favorite singer of her time. She is another timeless classic who left us far too soon. If you enjoy the music of Billie Holiday, I encourage you to watch Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. It is a phenomenal story of Billie Holiday, and it will move you.
Well, we’ve made it to day 11! I hope everyone is enjoying my favorite Christmas songs.
What’s Christmas without a hippopotamus?
“I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” is a Christmas novelty song written by John Rox (1902–1957) and performed by Gayla Peevey (10 years old at the time) in 1953. The song peaked at number 24 on Billboard magazine’s pop chart in December 1953.
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas – Gayla Peevey
I have loved Judy Garland since the first time I saw her in The Wizard of Oz in the early 70’s. So, it makes sense that I love her version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
She is timeless and classic.
Third Day is one of my favorite Christian rock bands. Their music is awesome with a bonus being the positive messages in their lyrics.
My sister introduced me to Third Day in 2004 by taking me to see them in concert. Since then, we’ve made it a tradition to see them when they come to our area. It’s been a good few years since they’ve been here, but I am thankful for the memories of years past.
I love Christmas music. I can listen to it all year long and I LOVE that my place of employment plays Christmas music all day every day until January 1st.
To celebrate, starting December 1st, every night at 7pm EST I will post my favorite Christmas song with the hashtag #25daysofmyfavoritechristmassongs 🙂
Feel free to play along, even if you don’t have 25 favorite Christmas songs! This is not just exclusive to Christmas! Whichever holiday you celebrate I’m sure has some amazing music, so start posting and tag me so I don’t miss your posts. I’d love to see all the different songs.