Here We Go A Wassailing
I think that I have made my love of the beach (and accompanying rum drinks) fairly obvious to anyone who reads this blog. (Or who, you know, knows me in real life.)
I also love (most) Christmas music. (Except for The Christmas Shoes song. Oh sweet Lord, I HATE that song with the fire of a thousand suns.)
So, is it really a surprise to anyone that I love this Boney M Christmas song, circa 1978?
Boney M's Oh My Lord
It's like a Caribbean Christmas. It makes me completely and totally and irrationally happy every time I hear it.
Go ahead, you can mock me if you must.
Along (much) more traditional lines, my favorite Christmas hymn is "Oh Holy Night" - but, I am extremely particular about it. It must be song by a man (I love female singers, I do. However, I do not want to hear this song sung by a soprano or an alto. It needs to be sung by a tenor or a baritone.) I am sure there are lots of sopranos and altos who do a beautiful job with this hymn. However, I don't want to hear it. It's just a thing with me. (I do think it is a beautiful performed by someone with a bass voice, but I cannot listen to it without bawling like a baby - my grandfather was a bass, and he did the loveliest version of this song I have ever heard. He sang it every Christmas Eve and I cannot listen to someone who sounds remotely like him without breaking into a million pieces.)
Here is Josh Groban (arguable somewhere between a tenor and a baritone) singing it.
Josh Groban, Oh Holy Night
So, what is YOUR favorite music to listen to this time of year?
*As always, I'm just posting links to these videos, I had nothing to do with making them, they are not mine