Friday, November 21, 2008


I love to listen to Christmas music. It seems to always put me in a happy mood. Really gets me in the Christmas spirit.

I have a pretty good size collection of Christmas CD's. Every year I try to get at least one or two new ones.

This year, my wonderful sister, Patty, picked up two new ones for us while she was out shopping.

One of my favorite singers is Tony Bennett. So I was thrilled when I saw the first CD was Tony Bennett's "A Swingin' Christmas" featuring The Count Basie Big Band.

There is just something about the good old singers from the past singing Christmas songs that I adore. Sure, I like some of the newer singers and the new songs but my heart holds a special place for the traditional songs like, Have Your Self a Merry Little Christmas, Silver Bells, I'll be Home for Christmas and Santa Claus is coming to Town.

So this CD is perfect for me!

Growing up it just wasn't Christmas without Elvis singing in the background. So this CD reminds me of Christmas past.

It's Elvis Presley "Christmas Duets". Through the power of magic Elvis is now singing with the likes of Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Wynonna Judd and several others.

OK, well it's not by magic but by the wonderful technology of today they have remixed and remastered the old versions of Elvis' Christmas songs to make this beautiful CD.

My all time favorite Christmas song is The First Noel. I get a bit misty eyed every time I hear that song. What is your favorite Christmas song?

Be sure to stop by tomorrow as I'm having a GIVEAWAY!



Gone said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful variety of Christmas Music!

Glenda said...

How about Burl Ives Christmas, do you have that one ?

I like them to. I use to have a 5 disc player and gave that away so, now I have to listen to my christmas songs through my son's playstation via the TV. It's complicated.


Melissa Lester said...

I have always loved "The First Noel" because my middle name is Noel. Now I have a little niece who shares my middle name, so I guess we will share this bond at Christmastime!

Unknown said...

I love the old Mitch Miller sing-along Christmas music, especially Must be Santa!

Darlene said...

We have quite a bit of Christmas music also but I seem to get stuck on certain favorites Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Manneheim Steamroller.

Connie said...

I love Tony Bennett, sweetpea! I could listen to him all day......

Pearl said...

Hi Joanne... I've been away, sick, for awhile, but am so glad to be back and able to visit again! I just love your new blog design... so beautiful... Sounds like you've got a terrific collection of Holiday music... Not sure I could pick a favorite song, though... I seem to love them all... Stop by when you get a chance, please... Hope you're doing well... God bless...

~hugs 'n prayers~


Catherine said...

I love your CD selection! I like the older singers. I just added Judy Garland`s "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" to my playlist. And of course, Nat King Cole is a must!

Martha said...

Love Christmas CD's and soon I will load all of my players with the Christmas ones!

Treasures By Brenda said...

There are so many great Christmas CDs out there...the variety is endless, really. I love the fact that there is a Christmas style of music for everyone's taste. Please visit my page dedicated to Christmas music -- Christmas Music All Year Long.