I love the sights and sounds that Christmastime brings because I feel it is such a special time of year. Music has a special place during this season as it has the power to evoke emotions that you don’t see in some people any other time of year. From religious to secular, I think music that celebrates Christmas just makes people happy.
I love spending time with my family and friends during the holidays. Whether we are playing cards, reminiscing about Christmas’ past or remembering our loved ones who are no longer with us, music is always playing in the background.
From the innocent vocals of the Jackson 5 witnessing Mommy Kissing Santa Claus to those old-time favorites like Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas,” Carla Thomas’ “Gee Whiz It’s Christmas,” the Temptations “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and of course the Nat King Cole Classic “The Christmas Song.” The list could go on and on. Christmas music just makes you feel good.
In my current novel “The Christmas Promise,” several of my favorite Christmas songs are mentioned. Jennifer McClendon and Simeon Baker almost lost their Christmas spirit. I believe the words of the songs meant a lot to both of them. They were in a crisis right before the holiday and struggled to remember that Christmas was supposed to be a joyous time. I was so glad that they realized that love was the best gift that anyone could give at Christmas. I hope that you have wonderful memories of Christmas.
Here are my Top 5 Christmas songs. I have to say this was really hard to only pick 5, because there are so many that I love.