Monday, December 16, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #16

Today Jamie and Shannon say:
Share with us some of your favourite songs!

OMG IMPOSSIBLE! My musical tastes are so broad & varied I could stop breathing easier than I could pick a FAVORITE - or even a *few* favorites! However, since we're in the midst of the holiday season, I think I could come up with a few favorite holiday songs. In no particular order...

Carol of the Bells. This is my favorite holiday song of all time. I love it so much that I have a CD that I burned with nothing but different versions of this song on it. (OMG I can't find itttt!!!! D,:) Trans-Siberian Orchestra does my favorite version, but The Piano Guys, Pentatonix, and even Wil Vinton do some great versions.

Santa Baby. Madonna does my favorite version, but I love Eartha Kitt's, even her follow up song, This Year's Santa Baby.

Feliz Navidad. This one always must follow Santa Baby; that was the way it was on the Christmas tape and that's just how I expect them to be! Lots of good memories of singing this one while dashing through the snow...

Soul Cake. This is one of my more recent favorites, released by Sting in 2009 on his If on a Winter's Night... album.

Last Christmas. Yes, as a child of the 80s I can't help but love this song. I am not so sure about the new versions that are coming out now, but I do like Hilary Duff's version.

Good King Wenceslas. This is one you hear on the radio or anything, but growing up it was one of the songs I taught myself to play on the piano. I love the staccato words with the melodic breaks. (I love the scene where Sheldon sang it on Big Bang Theory!)

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays. I didn't even know this song until I met Jacqueline and the kids. It was their favorite, and they would sing it every year. ♥♥♥

Christmas is Coming. John Denver & the Muppets, A Christmas Together was one of my favorite Christmas specials and holiday records as I was growing up. This one always makes me smile & giggle.

Jingle Bells. Oh yes, the traditional song that bored everyone to tears! But I love this version by Barbara Streisand...

You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch. Another holiday favorite. This clip is right from the TV show...

What are YOUR faves?


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