Hey, it’s Fandom Friday again! Let me to a shout out to fellow geek bloggers Super Space Chick and The Nerdy Girle for organizing this, as always. It certainly helps me stay on the blogging bandwagon.
It’s December! It’s the holiday season. Did you miss my post over at the Luscious Literaries about Five Things I Love about Winter? If so, take a peek over there to see what I’m talking about.
But now it’s time to dust off the old Christmas playing list and get in the mood for snow, Santa and Christmas!
Coming from a totally musical family, I was both a band geek and a chorus nerd. Let me put it perspective – I have a clarinet in the basement somewhere and my own personal copy of Handel’s Messiah. I guess you could say that I’m all about the Christmas music, in several keys and various languages.
The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
Super classic. Everytime I hear this one, I want to look out of the window to see if it is snowing. If it is, score 110 on Christmas! Nat’s voice is so smooth and mellow on this song and is such melted butter to the ears. Just wonderful to listen to sitting in front of the fire with a cup of hot…spiked…cocoa.
Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt
Come on, it’s Eartha! Who else can be coy and sexy at absolutely the same time. I mean, I’m a huge fan of Madonna, but her version doesn’t touch this one.
O Little Town of Bethlehem
This song makes the choral nerd in me just fly free. The perfection of the melodies, the balance of the voices and the overall lovely arrangement….it’s great listening.
O, Holy Night – Luciano Pavarotti
Mario Lanza, Placido Domingo….I love my tenors, but Pavaratti takes the cake. The purity and clarity of his voice, and the way he can hit those high notes with barely an effort – simply divine – see what I did there?
Do You Hear What I Hear? – Whitney Houston
I just love this song. When it comes on, I stop whatever I’m doing, turn it up and listen. Despite all her other problem, Whitney had a voice of the ages and she does this classic tune justice.
Come back at me….name some of your favorite Christmas songs and leave ’em in the comments!