December 21 – Christmas Music
What songs did your family listen to during Christmas? Did you ever go caroling? Did you have a favorite song?
When I was a kid, I remember listening to Elvis Presley’s Blue Christmas Album and Alvin and the Chipmunks. Didn’t most kids in the 1980’s listen to the Chipmunks at Christmas? I shudder to think of how many times I listened to that cassette tape.
I know that we caroled once or twice as a kid. I can’t seem to recall what for though – maybe with Girl Scouts or youth group? I do remember caroling with my German and French classes in high school. They went together – and I just happened to be in both of them. I always loved languages. We sang “Stille Nacht”, “O Tannenbaum” and “Ode an die Freude”, amongst others.
I posted some of my favorite Christmas songs on my Blog Caroling post, last week.
Here are a few more from Enya, which I think are absolutely enchanting. They aren’t what I listened to as a kid, but maybe I will start a new tradition.