Fa La La La LONG- My Christmas CD Collection

Monday, December 1, 2008

I absolutely LOVE Christmas music. The music fills me and reminds me of the real meaning behind the season. I have been known to listen to a song or two outside of the holidays.

My mom started the tradition of putting on her Christmas CD's after the Thanksgiving dishes were all washed and put away. I used to think she was crazy, but now it seems the holidays go by so quickly I need to squeeze every minute out of them so I break mine out then too.

This is the time of year I really miss living in the midwest. As I type this I'm copying all my music to a playlist on my iPod (Hello Apple? You people are freaking geniuses!). Walking on the beach listening to White Christmas is kind of a cruel joke. Shorts and flip flops in December is unnatural. Yeah, I know, boo hoo. I'm sharing my collection and a few songs here then asking for your help.

Who doesn't love Harry? This CD has all his signature style: jazzy, upbeat and mellow.

I listened to some of this CD at Borders last year and instantly fell in love with it. I'd never heard any of Diana's music before. She has an amazing voice.

I grew up on Motown. This CD was one my mom had as a record.

She had my dad take all her Christmas records and record them on tape. Not a small cassette tape, the big giant spools of tape on a deck.
My dad was so proud of his "media center!" There was no "shuffle" setting so the tape would play over and over and I would complain because I'd memorized the order of the songs.

I bought this CD at Kohl's as part of their Kohl's Cares. It's so good! Christmas Time makes me cry almost every time I hear it (tearing now). I wish it was in the Seeqpod library but this song is good too.

No Christmas library is complete without the King. This CD has played on repeat for hours and I've never gotten tired of it. What a voice!

More Motown. This one has a lot of Supremes and Temptations.

And this does too, along with the Jackson 5 (when they were normal).

This was a Costco find. I love this woman. She's beautiful and talented and her voice is perfect for Christmas music.

This was the first Christmas CD I bought. Stevie Nicks' version of Silent Night is my absolute favorite.

A Cheryl Crow and Mary J. Blige duet? Yes please! This compilation is great.

Sensing a pattern? I really love the idea that these CD's support a cause. And ya gotta love Run DMC.

I try to add a new CD every year and would love your input. What CD do I need to add to my collection? What are your favorites?


  1. Starbucks has a pretty cool compilation of Christmas tunes right now. I take my Christmas CD collection very seriously.

    I love Amy Grant's Tennessee Christmas!

  2. While other people give make cookies to give as gifts at Christmas, the Cat household makes Christmas music cd's. You've given me some good ideas.

  3. I love all the Very Special Christmas CD's. I'm bummed that I forgot to download the free Christmas CD Oprah had on her website. I got a little distracted by the Thanksgiving preparations.

  4. Mrs. G took my suggestion. I absolutely love Amy Grant's christmas stuff.

  5. You need to add the Boney M Christmas cd. It is my favourite Christmas cd EVER! Or what about John Denver and the Muppets.

    I love Christmas music too - I have some on my blog now.


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