Christmas Music Commute

I love Christmas music. I am one of those who, on December 1, will find the radio station that plays ALL CHRISTMAS MUSIC ALL THE TIME and keep the dial parked there until December 25. Our radio stations in Tulsa have changed this year and the station that usually plays all the Christmas music is now playing ALL 80s ALL THE TIME (and if you think I don’t adore the crap outta that, then you don’t know me very well), but thankfully a local Christian station stepped up to the plate and has our Yuletide musical needs covered.

This morning I heard a song that is not new, but that I had never heard before, and it is my new favorite. It’s just such a cute song and I wanted to share it with you here. This is the unplugged version, which lends a certain rustic quality to the sweetness of the song.

Sidewalk Prophets Hey Moon from the Merry Christmas to You cd

Also, this morning, I heard this groovy little number and I won’t lie, there was much shoulder-shaking on the highway as I drove into work:

I so wish there was a video to this song with GoGo boots and pixie-haired dancers doing The Pony.

Percy Faith Orchestra Happy Holiday from the Christmas Is…album (ooooh, you can even get this one on vinyl!)

And then…a woman called into the station and requested ON PURPOSE the Christmas Shoes song *shudder*. Why do people have to be so mean? Aren’t we supposed to be kinder during the holidays? This woman, bless her heart, said this song was one of her favorites. And she was serious! I just can’t even with that song…JUST. CAN’T. EVEN. I mean, if you like this song, great, but please let me help you in your need of musical taste. That song is not real music – it’s emotional propaganda whose sole purpose is to make you cry. I don’t need anymore melodrama in my life…I live with two teenage girls who more than fill that need, so please take your syrupy sweet sad lyrics elsewhere. I’m not even going to link to the song – you can Google it if you haven’t heard it. (And this concludes the Grinch portion of my post today)

In related news, yesterday I overheard one of my coworkers saying that he hates Christmas carols. What??? How can anyone hate Christmas music? Anyway, being the sensitive-to-everyone’s-needs person that I am, I stampeded over to Youtube wherein I found and texted the following songs to my coworker:

 

 

And finally,

My coworker adores me now and is not at all annoyed. *snicker*

 

What are your favorite Christmas songs? Or conversely, if you also are not a fan of the Christmas music, which one do you like the least?

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6 thoughts on “Christmas Music Commute

  1. I love Christmas music. I, too, keep the radio tuned to the All Christmas Music All The Time from Thanksgiving on. My favorite traditional carol is O Holy Night, but i’m also a big fan of Rocin’ Around The Christmas Tree and Felix Navidad by Jose Feliciano. It is mandatory to turn up the volume and sing along to the last

    • Oh Holy Night is my favorite too. My favorite line is “til He appeared and the soul felt its worth”. I get warm fuzzies every time!
      Rockin Around the Christmas Tree is the one I sing at full blast. 🙂

    • Oh I agree – I like the traditional stuff the best. Nat King Cole’s Oh Holy Night is my favorite version of that song. I’ll have to check out Kathy Mattea’s cd – thanks!

  2. Selah’s CD is my favorite Christmas CD. Oh Holy Night is probably my favorite song. “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” by Casting Crowns is another of my favorites. I’ve been gone all day, but I’m going to listen to the tunes you recommended tonight!

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