Christmas Music

We all have our favorite music.  But when it comes to Holiday music, I have found that people have very strong preferences.
I have seen perfectly innocuous Gene Autry Christmas compilations drive 20-somethings up the wall after a mere two play-throughs.

Alvin and the Chipmunks can set people off even faster.
I used to collect unusual Christmas music.  I guess I will have to figure out how to use Spotify or some such app or service to recreate my special collection of tunes.  But in the meanwhile I want to share these musical treasures with you!

Or maybe the Andrews Sisters

Those songs always make me think of being a little kid and listening to my older brothers’ and mother’s music.
But being a child of the post war baby boom I especially love Greg Lake’s Father Christmas.

and then there is
And So This Is Christmas

will always stir emotions for me.
This one truly bridges time periods and is now poignant beyond words.

So whether you are a Boomer or not, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
If Christmas music really isn’t your thing, you can always go for this one that may pass as Holiday music if Leonarad Cohen and Pentatonix are more your speed.

No matter what music fills your December, may it bring a smile and enrich your celebrations.