Monday, December 10, 2012

Songs, CDs, Tapes, and Records of Christmas

First of all I would like to say happy birthday to my son, Ben.  That was quite a wonderful Christmas present 33 years ago.

Now, I would like to tell you of my favorite Christmas albums/CDs.  My favorite is my red Andy Williams Christmas Album.  The song I like best is "It's the most wonderful time of the year." It is just so full of joy and good cheer.  I got it first as a record.  Then when I couldn't play my records because we no longer had a phonograph that worked, I gave them all away.  All of them.  Then I found out that you could get old records in the CD form.  So I got an Andy Williams CD.  Then one year it got crusty on the back.  It wasn't a scratch.  I thought it might have been from leaving it in my car in the cold.  Anyway, it didn't work.  So last year I got my third A.W. record/CD.  I now bring all of my CDs in from the car, just in case.

My next favorite is old, too.  It's Amy Grant's A Christmas Album.  That's the one with ""A Tennessee Christmas" on it.  My favorite song is "Hark the Harold Angels Sing."  One verse, she gets loud and strong and sings, "Come Desire of nations, come, fix in us thy humble home."  I love that soooooo much.

Then I have a Christmas tape.  I  had to get a new tape player for it, because cars don't usually have tape slots now.  It's Hanson's Snowed In.  When Dawn was a teen she loved Hanson and we both loved this tape/CD.  All of the songs are cheery and fun .

Another favorite tape is Bethlehem's Treasure  by Praise Worship.  I love the way they do "We three kings."

Lost to me are my Firestone record with Robert Goulet singing "Do you hear what I hear?" and a fabulous version of "Good King Winceslas."  The kettle drums rule.

Also lost to me is my Cunningham's Drug store record Joy To The World.  That song on the collection is something else.  When they get to the line "and makes the nations prove" they go, "oo, oo oo oo.",  The oos go up, then down the scale.  Oh, my.

There are my favorites.  Do  you know any of them?  What are  your favorites?


  1. Happy Birthday to your son! I've heard your favorites - all good choices. :) How is that sweet grandbaby?

    Have a great week,

  2. Hi Karen - She is 5 months old and doing well. I get to see her every week.

  3. I agree about Andy Williams. And I love the song Tennessee Christmas. I think I have heard Dolly Parton's version but I like it no matter WHO sings it....

    I have been listening to our local Christian radio station afternoons and evenings as they play Christmas music the whole time. I just LOVE it.

    Happy birthday to your son. I was born on Christmas day myself!

  4. I love that Andy Williams album. Andy was the best. :)

  5. Rebecca - What a wonderful day to be born. I'll bet it is such a blessing.

    ImSoVintage - Thanks for your comment. He was the best.

  6. My favorites this year: 1) Mark Lowrey - Mary, Did You Know and 2) David Phelps - O Holy Night.

  7. Susan - I love that song, too. I haven't heard David Phelps' version of O Holy Night, but I bet it's a good one. That is one of my absolute favorite songs. Sadly, I don't have it on any CDs.