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Sunday, 11 December 2011

Tunes On My Playlist – Christmas Medley

It’s that time of year again – my favourite time of year. Amazingly, or perhaps not, it seems as if each year the time between one Christmas and the next only seems like a few weeks instead of twelve long months.
Below are some of the songs and tunes that I look forward to hearing as soon as December 1st dawns. Cheesy? Perhaps. Christmas memories are always special and these tunes all take me back to happy moments.
Queen: Thank God It’s Christmas
An evergreen song from a legendary band. Freddie belts out this classic in his inimitable style and fervently makes me hope that the joy and goodwill of Christmas will last throughout the year.

Band Aid: Do They Know It’s  Christmas
This the Christmas song from my teenage years – a time when most of the guys singing this song were the major heart-throbs of many a teenage girl. I remember this was one of the first singles I bought – if not the very first one. Of course, that was before CDs were invented – or at least, if they had been they had not yet made their way to these shores.

Charlotte Church: O Holy Night
Uplifting and beautiful. Charlotte Church has a voice like an angel and her rendition of this Christmas classic is one of my favourites.

The Corrs: Silent Night
All the Irish need to do is speak for the words to sound like music. The Corrs’ version of this most popular of Christmas carols has a wonderful  Irish lilt to it. This carol always moves me to tears and I love it in any language that I hear it sung. It also brings back childhood memories of cold, December nights back at a time when it seemed like we actually used to have a winter. Or maybe my memory is getting hazy …

As you may have noticed, I have not been visiting much lately. The reason is because I have been busy packing and preparing for a long and special trip. This year we will be spending Christmas with my husband’s family in Missouri. I will do my best to come round and visit as soon as we are settle and, hopefully, will have time for some quick posts myself. In the meantime, I wish you all the best that this wonderful season has to offer …

9 comments:

  1. Really enjoyed the Band Aid Video...Do They Know It's Christmas!

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  2. no wonder you've been dreaming of a white christmas! perhaps the missouri skies will grant your wish. blessings to you and your family!

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  3. i remember that band aid video - great song. and i love oh holy night. another fave is i saw three ships come sailing in.

    very happy holiday wishes to you, dear loree ~ looks like you will be in my neck of the woods for christmas!

    xoxo

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  4. I love that Queen song. And I really like that pic of Freddie, he looked nice with the long hair.

    Band Aid remain among my favorite seasonal music.

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  5. A Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    Enjoy your holiday!
    Sue.

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  6. Fun songs! Love cheesy Christmas music, non cheesy, oldies Christmas, classical christmas ... I have lost count of how many holiday CDs I have!
    Hope you have an amazing trip!
    Buon Natale Loree!

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  7. My favorite christmas song is O Holy Night! I love Josh Grobans Noel CD! Beautiful music. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  8. I hope you have had a lovely Christmas with your sweet family. I wish you a wonderful New Year and am so glad we are able to connect through this venue ~ xox Alexandra

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  9. Just dropped by to wish you a Happy New Year! x

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