I’ve Got the Music in Me!!!
Be it the jingle of a sleigh bell or a new version of a classic holiday song, music has a way of making us feel merry!
Our shared love for seasonal tunes inspired us to create our very first Pink Chicken Holiday playlist and kick off the season with some inspiring performances by some of the young members of our flock.
My favorite holiday song is O Holy Night- traditional as well. I have a lot of fond memories decorating the tree with carol's playing in the background (on a record player!) and the smell of cinnamon apple cider brewing in the crock pot. I also always got a new 'fancy' dress for C'mas and was so eager to open gifts to see what it would look like that year. Often, it was Laura Ashley...
My memory associated is being in my best purple velvet dress that Grandpeggy made for me with a lace collar and tights (always a little too short on me) singing "Silent Night" with candles in church on Christmas Eve and then realizing that I was singeing the ends of my hair a bit.
My favorite kitch-y Christmas song is "Hey Santa"
All I want for Christmas is You - Mariah Carey cover. Favorite song to sing along to :)
Not my favorite Christmas song, but the one with the strongest memory for me is Alvin & the Chipmunks "the chipmunk song" played on cassette tape while decorating the tree.
I also love Bing Crosby's "white Christmas" version - because I was always hoping for a blanket of white snow by Christmas day!
Oh come all ye faithful - classical choir version
Every christmas eve my parents put on a cd of classical versions of the christmas carols and we decorate the tree and cook dinner together. it brings back great memories of spending time and relaxing with them at the holidays.
I am a big fan of the classics! One of my favorite holiday songs is Silent Night. I remember singing it out loud all Christmas season when I was a kid. Now as we bake our Christmas sugar cookies my girls like more pop-y songs like from Bon Jovi or Bruce Springsteen etc.
I love the song "baby, it’s cold outside”. It always reminds me of the movie “all I want for christmas” that came out in the early 90’s when I was 8 years old where Ethan Embry & Thora Birch play brother & sister who attempt to get their parents back together for christmas. My sister & I would watch it all the time, even when it wasn’t Christmas :) there’s a scene where Thora Birch & her grandmother (played by Lauren Bacall) sing this song together on christmas eve & it’s just such a sweet grandmother/granddaughter moment.
I love the whole soundtrack to Charlie Brown Christmas by the Vince Guaraldi Trio. But, as far as a great memory inspired song it's got to be "O Holy Night". I went to a Catholic grammar school and tried out for the choir. The nun who ran it told me I didn't make it in, but I never left the room because I really wanted to be in it. She totally forgot that she had said that and I was in the choir for the next two years. Anyway, our first Christmas concert was for a local tree lighting ceremony and the song I most loved singing was "O Holy Night", even though I really couldn't hit any of the notes!
I grew up outside New York City and every holiday my family would take a trip to Manhattan to see the tree at Rockefeller Center, the windows at Bergdorf Goodman and to shop at the legendary FAO Schwartz where I was allowed to pick one toy as my Hanukah present.
I clearly remember passing the toy soldiers outside the store, whirling through the rotating doors and hearing the song "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" as I walked into what I still consider the most magical toy store in the world.
The beach boys - little st nick - little bit of the beach during winter ;) Also, I grew up in Bethlehem, PA and always remember candlelit Christmas Eve mass singing ‘oh little town of Bethlehem"
My favorite Christmas song growing up was Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney. My friend and I in middle school would sing it constantly during the holiday season throughout the halls. Also growing up my mom would always listen to 'I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.' Definitely not my favorite but I'll never forget it after listening to it on repeat with her many holiday seasons!
What are your favorite songs? Let us know and we will add them to our playlist!