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What is your favourite Christmas carol?

It’s that time of year again Charlie Brown. I mean, “Can somebody tell me what Christmas is all about?” Well, I know what it is not about. It is certainly not about listening to the same old, same old music. The stuff you hear everywhere? On the radio? In the mall? At your company’s Christmas party? This is the internet!  We have YouTube. We have Shazam. We have iTunes and Amazon. If you are like my blogger friend Fawn, you can make your own music. There is no reason–no reason at all that we should settle for the same old, same old.

I’m tired of hearing the same songs all of the time. And I’m not like my friend Fawn. But, I can make my own playlist. I thought I’d try to find my favourite–not often heard–Christmas music online and share.

Here is the first Christmas song that I’d like to share. It’s Bing Crosby and a very young David Bowie singing Peace on Earth and Little Drummer Boy. I don’t remember when I first heard this song, but it’s not one I often hear. I have a few more (yes Redd…Smurfin’ Beer is on the list), but I’m just going to do one at a time.

What is your favourite Christmas carol. The one you love, but rarely hear? The one you hear and keep meaning to look up with Shazam or on YouTube. Who do you want to dedicate it to?

Christmas 2009 has definitely started. Happy holidays everyone.

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  1. Hee hee! I haven’t written anything in ages. Now I feel as though I ought to write a Christmas tune. 😉

    Thanks for sharing that version of Drummer Boy — it really is lovely. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with “same old, same old” when it comes to Christmas tunes; after all, Christmas *is* about traditions! But there are some more obscure ones that are great, too. I particularly love “Sleep Well Little Children” and “I Wonder as I Wander”. This year I also discovered “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas”… now *that* one’s really a hoot!