by KT Grant
One of my favorite things about the holiday season that always happens between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the playing of holiday music. There’s always one radio station that will start playing holiday tunes Thanksgiving Day and non-stop for weeks until Christmas Day. Some stations have even started playing holiday music the week before Thanksgiving. There are some holiday songs I can’t get enough of, as well as a few that make me want to scream.
Side note: If I have to hear All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey one more time, I may go crazy.
There are a select few holiday songs that I can hear time and again and they will never get old. Little Drummer Boy by David Bowie and Bing Crosby always gives me a nice warm feeling whenever I hear it. But my all-time favorite holiday song is one that sends chills down my back and makes me tear up because it is so beautiful to listen to.
Since I’m Catholic, my family has this tradition of going to midnight mass on Christmas Eve. There’s always one song that’s sung before mass ends where the choir, in their amazing, harmonic voices, rise up and sing. This song is O Holy Night. The song O Holy Night was written in 1842 and close to one-hundred seventy years later just, it may be one of the most well-known religious songs ever written celebrating Christmas and the birth of Jesus.
Oh Holy Night is my favorite holiday song of all time. I never get tired of it. And my favorite version is sung by Josh Groban. His rendition blows me away each and every time I hear it.
Music can excite, make us cry or bring a smile to our face. Whenever I hear holiday music, I can’t help but smile and feel a great deal of happiness and peace.
So, this is where I ask, what’s one of your all-time favorite holiday songs? Leave a comment here and one lucky winner will received a $20 Amazon gift card where they can buy their own holiday music and perhaps a nice holiday book (why not The Christmas Fantasy by yours truly?)