Christmas without music is like Christmas without a tree. I mean, sure it could still happen, but people wouldn't enjoy it as much.
Christmas Carols are special to me. I love singing them, I know all the words (well mostly) and have more Christmas CDs than any other type of music.
If I were to choose a type of Chrismas music that I like best, I would have a really really hard time. I love the classics, but I love the newer version of the classics as well. Celine Dion's Christmas album is a nice blend of both. Having said that, I could listen to Bing Crosby sing the tradional ones for weeks on end. Yet again, I really love the version of Bruce Springsteen as he belts out Santa Claus is Coming to Town (the kids really like that one these days).
Yet there is one particular Christmas Album that is my all time favorite. Sunshine and Snowflakes. Must be good as it already came up as part of the top ten already!
You see, this group of children singing was very loved in my house growing up. I could sing every single song word for word. One year, the Squamish Children's Choir sand this, and I remember very clearly seeing them live. Happy Birthday Baby Jesus or Where is Christmas. Love all of the songs on there.
And this year just to take it another level, I decided to Christmas shop while listening to Christmas music. I think everyone should do this. Takes all the hussle and bustle out of it and brings you to a happiness that seems to be a rare thing in the malls.