Christmas has always been a time of music for me, having sung in choirs for most of first half of my life.
Concerts. Caroling. A Madrigal.
There was always singing in my house growing up, whether we were putting up the tree or baking cookies.
I still burst out in song periodically throughout the day. Depending on the music, it either calms me or psyches me up for what lies ahead.
What is your favorite Christmas carol?
Mine is "What Child is This?" It is based on the old English hymn of "Greensleeves," which I find soothing and lovely. Speaking of English Christmas classics, I also am partial to "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," which seems to be used in every version of A Christmas Carol I have ever watched. I also really love "The Holly and the Ivy."
"Silver Bells" reminds me of what December was like working in downtown Chicago early on in my magazine career. And "Angels We Have Heard on High" is just really fun to sing.
As you can see, I have a very hard time narrowing it down to just one song.
How about you?
While share your choices, please enjoy this lovely musical interlude from one of the best voices of our time, Josh Groban.