Favorite Christmas tunes

I’ve finally dared to listen to the Christmas music station while driving a few times this week.  I can usually stand it for about five minutes until some song like “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” or “Silver Bells” comes on and makes me want to bang my head into the steering wheel.

But the right Christmas music, certain songs  can transform an iffy day.

Its been cloudy and grey this week where I live, so I found myself craving some mellow and soulful songs.  I pulled up the playlist with songs that I listened to while writing Lighten the Darkness last year.  Songs that I listened to well past Christmas as hearing them would transport me back into the mood and feeling of these sacred days.

So here for your listening pleasure are a couple of my favorites.  If you enjoy them, the albums they came from are both actually quite good.

Stings’s “Gabriel’s Message”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DpCJY6QEMI

Sarah McLaclan’s “In the Bleak Mid-Winter”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no-zZKAxw4g

Are there Christmas/Advent songs that make the season for you? Care to share them below?

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  1. My favorite Christmas song is by the two writers Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene. Buddy is from Macon, Ga.

    This one is sung by Reba which is my favorite.

    Mary did you know that your baby boy would some day walk on water?
    Mary did you know that your baby boy would save our sons and daughters?
    Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
    This child that you’ve delivered, will soon deliver you.

    Mary did you know that your baby boy would give sight to a blind man?
    Mary did you know that your baby boy would calm a storm with his hand?
    Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
    And when your kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God.

    Oh Mary did you know

    The blind will see, the deaf will hear, the dead will live again.
    The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the lamb

    Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
    Mary did you know that your baby boy would one day rule the nations?
    Did you know that your baby boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb?
    This sleeping child you’re holding is the great I am

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