Have you ever been Christmas caroling? I wonder if the old tradition of going from door to door, singing for friends and neighbors, is a thing of the past. I hope not. Even though I haven’t gone Christmas caroling since I was a little girl, I still like the idea of it. The last time I went Christmas caroling I remember getting all bundled up and walking with my friends and family as we moved from house to house singing. As the world changes, and our traditional sense of community evolves, I wonder if the neighborly spirit of Christmas caroling will fall by the wayside—assuming it hasn’t already.
Last week we talked about our favorite Christmas movies, but another aspect of Christmas that I really enjoy is the music. I can’t hear the song “Carol of the Bells” without thinking of my father—it’s his favorite. Over the years, as I’ve watched him enjoy listening to that song, somehow “Carol of the Bells” has become a favorite for me too. How can you not love this song?
And no Christmas holiday would be complete without “The Christmas Song” by legendary Nat King Cole.
As much as I love the old classics, I also enjoy contemporary Christmas music as well. I think one of my favorite newer Christmas songs is “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey.
What songs fill you with Christmas spirit or nostalgia?
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