Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favorite time of the year
I love Christmas and all the sights, smells and sounds associated with it, but particularly the sounds. Christmas music moves me. So, for the next four Musical Mondays leading up to Christmas, I’ll be featuring some of my favorite Christmas songs.
When it comes to Christmas music during the holidays, my DH are worlds apart. We have quite different tastes when it comes to our favorite music, especially Christmas music.
For Allan growing up a young lad in the UK, a new Christmas pop hit topped the charts every holiday season. In fact, the movie, Love Actually, pokes fun at this UK Christmas tradition.
Sure the usual Christmas classics, such as Crosby, Sinatra and Martin are equally cherished on both sides of the pond, but there are some UK Christmas classics I had never heard before Allan introduced them to me.
Allan has a Christmas compilation CD of UK holiday hits from over the years and honestly the songs on this CD make me anything but merry. Some of the songs are so depressing, I feel compelled to tie a noose around my neck. One song in particular, Fairytale of New York by The Pogues, makes me want to drown my sorrows with some Irish whisky rather than deck the halls with boughs of holly.
To shake off the depressing mood of his favorite Christmas tune, I crank up one of my favorite upbeat, happy holiday hits because for me, Christmas is truly the most wonderful time of the year!