Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Music

Have you pulled out your Christmas music yet? I've actually been listening since the end of October. LOL

This week I downloaded Alan Jackson's song "Let There be Christmas." Love the melody and the message.

In response to a Kaye Dacus challenge on her blog today, I present a couple favorite Christmas movie clips with songs I love. Enjoy!

"Snow" from White Christmas

"Where Are You Christmas" from The Grinch -- not the little girl singing, but Faith Hill is just as awesome. (click here)


Mary Connealy said...

ACK! JoAnne, I have Mannheim Steamroller in my computer disc player right now but I'd forgotten to turn it on. THANK YOU. They're version of Deck the Halls is one of my very favorite Christmas songs of all time.

Ah, there it started. All is well now. :)

Kaye Dacus said...

I saw White Christmas on stage two years ago at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center . . . WOW! It was the first time I'd ever seen it. And while no one can compare to Bing Crosby, there's just something about seeing a story like this live, with an audience. This song really brings back the memories of that experience.

Pepper Basham said...

Okay, I'm with you on those two choices. I also have a fondness for "Count Your Blessings" off of White Christmas.

My Christmas music comes out on Nov. 1 and is usually jazz/Big Band classics

Becky said...

The movie "White Christmas" actually has a lot of "favorite" songs. :)

CatMom said...

Yes, the movie "White Christmas" is the best!! Have owned a copy for a while and have never grown tired of it. ~ I've been listening to Christmas music for several weeks now - - nothing "gets me going" like my Charlie Brown Christmas CD, LOL!! Blessings,
Patti Jo :)

Aaron McCarver said...

I was actually late this year with playing Christmas music, I didn't start until November. I usually start in September and have been known to start the whole Christmas in July thing. I have to say, being from the Volunteer state, Amy Grant's "Tennessee Christmas" is a favorite. I also love Newsong's "The Christmas Shoes." I LOVE Michael Buble's and Harry Connick, Jr.'s Christmas CDs, as well as anything by Sandi Patty. Travis Cottrell, Caleb Collins, and David Archuleta's new one are also favs. Any old Christmas movie is a must. "It's a Wonderful Life" still makes me shed a few. Love Peanuts and the Grinch, and enjoy singing that one in the bass. :) Also, I love "A Christmas Carol." George C. Scott's version is my favorite, but I truly enjoyed the new one. See it in 3-D if you can. It really has a scene with a cross that amazed me. As you can see, I am definitely a Christmas geek!

Vickie McDonough said...

I love Mannheim Steamroller and was fortunate to get to here them two weeks ago when they came to town. That was one amazing concert.

Vickie McDonough said...

Ack! I should have proofed that message before sending it.

I meant to say "I got to hear them."

Jan Cline said...

Snow! I like that song better than White Christmas - know the whole movie by heart. Thanks for sharing. My own Christmas song is featured on this month. It's not Irving Berlin, but it's from my heart. I hope you'll listen to it.
Let the Christmas music begin!

Beth Loughner said...

I love White Christmas. After your post, Becky, we decided to watch the movie last night. I thought about you when the "Snow" song came on. Here's a bit of trivia: Did you know the song "White Christmas" was actually made for another Bing Crosby Christmas movie called "Holiday Inn" with Fred Astaire? The song was so popular that they made a movie by the same title. Both are great movies with plenty of wonderful songs. Got to love Christmas!


Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

Mannheim Steamroller is a definite favorite. We have all of their CDs. White Christmas is a classic watched every year at this time...and even outside the Christmas season.

I also love Holiday Inn, which features the song White Christmas. :)

Other favorites are Two-Steppin' Round the Christmas Tree, Tennessee Christmas by Amy Grant, and all of Amy's Christmas albums as well as Point of Grace.

Our Christmas music comes out the day after Thanksgiving, when our decorations go up, and we play all the way through the end of the year. LOVE it!

Becky said...

I've seen "Holiday Inn," but it doesn't stick with me like "White Christmas."

Amy Grant makes the best Christmas albums! I have them all.

Debra E Marvin said...

Darn I missed this a couple days ago. This is my favorite Christmas movie.
But maybe it's all about the romance of train travel, snowy New England Inns and of course, I love it when people just break into song without any preparation and they all know the words.

That's my kind of reality!

Christmas used to mean the Mitch Miller Christmas Album but now it's the Carpenter's Christmas. Over and Over again. I think my kids feel the void as they've never gone out and bought it for themselves. They want it playing at mom's when they come over. It's the only way to get through all those hours of cookie-baking!