It’s that time of the year again...
... when Christians celebrate the birth of their savior, born about two thousand years ago in a stable
... when neighbors try to outdo each other with the best outdoor light display on the street
... when there are no good parking spots left at your favorite store because procrastinating shoppers are flooding the stores and malls to buy the latest and greatest toys and gadgets for their family
... when volunteers from the Church of the Salvation Army stand in front of your favorite stores, exchanging a ring of their bells for your loose change.
... when Saint Nicholas gets mutated into an overweight, magical sleigh-driving elf
... and when Christmas Music floods the local FM airwaves
So, on the topic of Christmas Music, since we are going to be inundated with it for the next few weeks, we might as well ask "What is Your Favorite CHRISTMAS SONG?"
There tend to be about six major categories of Christmas songs:
This would be any song geared for kids to sing along, such as "Frosty the Snowman", "Rudolph", "I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas", or the Heat Miser song.
These would be the Bing Crosby type songs you heard at grandma’s house when you were a kid, such as "Silver Bells", "White Christmas", "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" or "Happy Holidays".
Self-explanatory. These are the songs that explicitly mention the birth of the Savior. So "Joy to the World", "Silent Night", "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel", and "We 3 Kings" fit into this category.
Kind of the opposite of the Religious songs. These usually have no mention of Jesus or such, but focus on the secular trappings, such as Santa. Examples would include "Jingle Bell Rock", "Santa Baby" or "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus".
Silly / Funny / Lame
These are the songs which are meant to be a little silly, but with a Christmas theme. Examples include "Snoopy’s Christmas" (Snoopy vs Red Baron, not the Charlie Brown Christmas show), "Dominick the Italian Christmas Donkey", "The Chipmunk Song", and the dogs barking "Jingle Bells".
These are the older songs which have stood the test of time, such as "Auld Lang Syne", "Greensleves", or "Twelve Days of Christmas".
In the spirit of Christmas, feel free to REC this, so it will last more than a day, so folks can vote on their favorite Christmas song over the next week or so. It will be interesting to see what is the favorite of Cincy Jungle.
Feel free to explain in the comments why you chose what you did.