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12.05.2010

Sights, Scents, Sounds

I'm very much into the holiday this year.  I know why.  I've been dying to tell you but was told to keep it on the DL.  Now, I can tell, I've been given permission.

Larry, aka Daughter and Son-in-law, are coming to my Little Corner of Texas for Christmas.  Husband and I are so excited.  December 24 can't get here fast enough.  This is why I want the house decor perfect, the house to smell like Christmas and to have the perfect music.  As you know, music can put you in the Christmas mood like nothing else can.

My iPod has a rather eclectic playlist of Christmas music.  I have Eartha Kitt, Bing Crosby, Sixpence None the Richer, Martina McBride, The Eagles, Andrea Bocelli and Mary J. Blige, and many, many others.  

My favorite?  Unto Us A Child Is Born from Handel's Messiah but not just any version. This one is the one that moves me to tears every time I hear it.  Is it because it's sung by the Mo Tab.  No, not that.  It's the orchestration, the blending of voices and above all the message.  Handel got it so right when he set Isaiah's prophetic words to music.

I'd like to know what's on your Christmas playlist.  Click the giveaway tab and see what you might get if you do.

59 comments:

  1. I have been listening to Third Day's Christmas Offerings cd on repeat. It's my favorite holiday album! I love "O Holy Night."

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  2. Love "breath of heaven" by Amy grant. Goes along perfect to the Christmas story movie on mute put out by the church.

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  3. my dolly parton/kenny rogers christmas album, of course!

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  4. When I was in college I loved my Shedaisy Christmas CD, but now I mostly listen to Martina McBride's White Christmas. I also just recently got Hilary Weeks's new Christmas CD which I love.

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  5. How exciting to have your dd and sil coming!!
    I love O Holy Night, and I'm partial to anything Bing Crosby, Kenny G or David Osborne.
    *smiles*
    debbi

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  6. I just open the Christmas Station on Pandora. I like the fun songs though :)

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  7. i love all the classics. I have a CD called A Traditional Christmas and it makes me feel like I am in a 1950s Christmas movie. I love it!

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  8. i follow..and enjoy it immensley

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  9. I love Elvis christmas, Mariah Carey's original Christmas album...my kids love singing along with "all I want for Christmas is youOOOOO!! I love Harry Connick Jr, and the newest one I got and L-O-V-E is the Lady Antebellum album at Target. "winters's night is my favorite on that album!

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  10. I am a follower.

    -Heidi

    writeme at heidimail dot com

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  11. My favorite song is White Christmas! You just can't top the classics!

    -Heidi

    writeme at heidimail dot com

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  12. This is Janell Hall and I follow.

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  13. This is Janell Hall and what is on my playlist is O Holy Night by Celine Dion/NSYNC, The Christmas Song by Michael Buble, What Child is This by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and Carol of the Bells by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I love Christmas music and I listen to it year round. It makes me think of Christ. To me, you can never go wrong with Christmas music.

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  14. oh...we also love "the polar express" soundtrack!

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  15. I have the music from Elf on my iPod

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  16. My current favorite is the Glee Christmas cd.
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

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  17. I have Eartha Kitt's Santa Baby, Cheech and Chong's Christmas Song, and Who's that Up on the Roof from my childhood!

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  18. My list is never complete without She'Daisy "DECK THE HALLS:)

    rennieangie at gmail dot com

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  19. Right now, I've got "Christmas Wrapping" by the Waitresses stuck in my head.
    e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  20. My favorite is the Glee Christmas cd (We Need A Little Christmas) .
    behizz at gmail dot com

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  21. gfc follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  22. I love Jingle Bell rock.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  23. My favorite Christmas tune is Fairytale of New York by the Pogues.

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  24. I have a ton of favorite Christmas songs. Every year I make a new Christmas playlist. This year I love Lady Antebellum's 'Baby It's Cold Outside'.

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  25. I'm not normally a fan of Christmas music (I'm a scrooge, I know, but I worked in a mall through high school and college, so I spent at least three months a year listening to it!), but the youtube video of the flash mob singing the hallelujah chorus was really neat.

    ashley.w.burns (at) gmail.com

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  26. My favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night.

    www.clothedmuch.com

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  27. my fav christmas song is "all I want for Christmas is you" - Mariah Carey version.

    jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  28. I am a (proud) follower of your blog!
    jennyapalmer at gmail dot com

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  29. My christmas playlist is filled with the Trans Siberian Orchestra. I love love their Christmas music!!
    jennyapalmer at gmail dot com

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  30. My new favorite is Casting Crown's Peace on Earth Christmas cd!
    howellje1 at gmail dot com

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  31. I definitely love Mel Torme's "The Christmas Song" and anything Bing Crosby. The song that gives me chill bumps is "O Holy Night."

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  32. I love dancing around to "All I want for christmas is you" by Mariah Carey


    Lnordquist(at)Live(dot)Com

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  33. Followed!

    alexis ka 39 at yahoo.com

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  34. I've been ;istening to the classical christmas pandora station.
    But my favorite Christmas song is Carol of the Bells! So pretty!

    alexiska 39 at yahoo.com

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  35. I like listening to You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas :)
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  36. My favorite Christmas carol is Brenda Lee's Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.
    tshaw6580@yahoo.com

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  37. I am a new follower of your blog
    tshaw6580@yahoo.com

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  38. Classical Xmas music! Perfect music to play while I bake.

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  39. I love "All I Want for Christmas"!
    gagaslab at gmail dot com

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  40. I just discovered an acapella group called Straight No Chaser and their Christmas music is awesome. I especially love the 12 Days of Christmas and the Christmas Can-Can.

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  41. I'm a follower!

    wright.173 (at) wright.edu

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  42. I love Bing Crosby. LOVE. His Christmas songs are the best.

    wright.173@wright.edu

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  43. I also became a GFC Follower as Charity.

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  44. My favorite would be A Strange Way To Save The World by Brian Free and Assurance. Love it:)

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  45. I also become a follower .

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  46. I have been lisening to my white Christmas cd my favorite! suelee1998@ gmail.com

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  47. ONE of my favorites is a song called "Mary's Lullaby" which says, Let the angelic choirs sing, for you are a King, but TONIGHT YOU ARE MINE." and on and on. Any mother can feel of Mary's spirit when she is singing about how great Christ will be, but then she says as she cradles and snuggles with him, "tonight you are mine". It is a gorgeous song.

    LynnEl - a new follower!

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  48. I am also a new follower - my friend just won a new reindeer Scentsy from you - and I read her blog and she said to check out yours. I did and see you are also LDS and that makes me happy! Your blog looks wonderful! Can't wait to check out more! Add me to the giveaway!

    LynnEl

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  49. gfc twinklemepink06@gmail.com

    I have been listening to Katharine McPhee's song "I'll Be Home For Christmas." I would buy her new Christmas album with the iTunes cards.

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  50. And one of my faves is "Baby It's Cold Outside."

    justmared@yahoo.com

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  51. I am a follower.

    justmared@yahoo.com

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