Josh Groban's Noel CD is stirring. I love how majestic sounding it is. I love that I recognize all of the songs/hymns and sing them along with him.
I also really like Natalie Cole's, Gladys Knight's, Mo Tab's, Harry Connick Jr.'s, The Carpenter's and Kenny G's Christmas collections.
I love Christmas music.
I really enjoyed the many years my sisters, mom and I would go around performing as the "Cole Collection" at Christmas time.
It was a "most wonderful time of the year" for me.
We sang so many jingle bell versions, silent night tunes and fa la la la las...that one would think we would all be sick of these; I still love them.
We started singing together when Landon was 6 months old. I sang through 3 more babies, then when Mom went on her mission to Scotland, we all called it quits. We sang together from 1988 to 2002....wow.
I can still hear Mom and Liz hanging on the bass/alto notes; Christine and Angela singing 2nd soprano--the hard part; Marcie and I joining in on the high notes. Sometimes Grandma Butters would join us--she was great at this from her sweet adeline days. As everyone got older,we added in niece- Megan and then Adam's girls; Jenna, Rachel and Becca.
I found some old pics..... our costumes were "less" than inspiring, but our harmonies were GREAT!
In my world I would play Christmas music year round.
What is better than a song about Christ's birth?
It was the beginning of everything good.
Music fills me up.
There is so much to be thankful for...