Hard to believe Christmas Day is here! I hope you are celebrating the day in a way that makes you happy. For me that is being with my man and family. Breakfast at home and then driving to the family. The whole gang will be at my parents house and I know we are all looking forward to it.
Beware, this video has changed the lyrics slightly. I miss the line about figgy pudding but its still a really good version!
I think everyone who was a child in the 80s remembers this Christmas … I want to say classic but really, its just a bad song that gets stuck in your head each year and refuses to let go. Since I sing it every year it had to make the list.
This song came up recently when we were watching The Graham Norton Show as the band on that night had done a horrendous cover of the song. We went hunting for the song and this year its one of my favourites.
There is no way I would do a series like this without including this Judy Garland classic.
Although not as joyous as most of the carols I love this song remains a classic. It’s all about the lyrics with this one but its also a lovely song to sing (Richard just started as I was typing this). The idea that next year, no matter what happened this year, it will be better and that you will be with loved ones in the meantime.
I often randomly just singing this song, especially at this time of year. Its just an easy fun song to sing. I am starting to notice a trend with Christmas Carols, my favourites are all joyous with some version of “fa la la la la, la la la la” in them.
The Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight is an annual Christmas Eve tradition for many Australians and I believe is the biggest carol singing nights in Australia held through out December. With a week to go I felt it appropriate to share at least one past performance.
I know some of the fundraising team at Vision Australia and hope that if you enjoy the performance you will also consider making a small donation to the amazing work that they do to provide services to people with vision issues.
This song was released when I was the very grown up age of thirteen! We had to sing it at my schools Christmas pageant which was so lame at the time (now I think how cute it must have been for the parents).
I know Mariah gets trashed a lot but to me this song was about the importance of Christmas once you fall in love.
Not all Christmas carols are jolly children’s songs. Some are really, really hard to sing and focus on the religious celebration of the holiday period. I remember singing O Holy Night in school choir and struggling with it. Now I just listen rather than trying to sing along, but if you would like to here are the lyrics
There was this adorable little girl on the bus the other day who sang Jingle Bells the whole way home. She was so happy I had to make it part of my Christmas sharing.
This song is really popular with little kids I think because of its simple, repetitive nature. It saddens me as I really only ever hear kids sing it, grown ups tend to get stuck with Jingle Bell Rock, a fine song but my preference is definitely the original.
According to Wikipedia it was written in the 1850′s and is one of the most popular secular Christmas songs ever. Apparently, it was the first song broadcast from space!