Michelle Buckley

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Monday, November 27, 2006

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Anyone that knows me, knows I loooooove Christmas music. I used to listen to it year round, but I've managed to wean myself down to just listening during the month of December. I have at least 30 Christmas cds that include jazz, blues, gospel, country, r&b, pop, instrumental and even calypso/raggae (don't ask!) I actually pulled out the Christmas cds over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and I'm glad I did. Christmas music fills me with joy, hope, happiness and peace and it provides excellent background music for writing. I'm blaming my parents for my Christmas music obsession. I can remember being a young, young girl driving around town with my parents looking at the Christmas lights all around -- and we were always singing and enjoying Christmas carols, with my parents telling stories of their favorite Christmas memories.

Anyway...Below are just a few of my favorite Christmas cds. If you're looking for some great music to remind you of the true reason for the season -- check 'em out. Also, if you have some Christmas music favorites -- please share them. I can never have too many cds for my collection. :-)

Chell's Christmas Favs


Take 6
He is Christmas (acapella gospel)
(favorites: Away in the Manager, O Come All Ye Faithful, all)

Kirk Franklin & The Family
Kirk Franklin & The Family Christmas (gospel)
(favorites: Love Song, Jesus is the Reason for the Season, all)

Boys 2 Men
Christmas Interpretations (r&b)
(favorites: A Joyous Song, You're Not Alone, all of side A)

Various Artists
A Christmas Message (r&b)
(favorites: Silent Night and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, all of side A)

Jewel
Joy: A Holiday Collection (pop)
(favorite: Face of Love, O Holy Night, I Wonder as I Wander)

Destiny's Child
Eight Days of Christmas (r&b)
(favorite: Do You Hear What I Hear?)

Garth Brooks
Beyond the Season (country)
(favorite: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, The Gift, Unto You This Night)

Vince Guaraldi
A Charlie Brown Christmas (jazz)
(favorite: My Little Drum)

Nat King Cole
The Christmas Song (classic r&b)
(favorites: O Holy Night, This Christmas Song with daughter Natalie)

Ray Charles
The Spirit of Christmas (classic r&b)
(favorite: Baby It's Cold Outside)

Mariah Carey
Merry Christmas (r&b)
(favorite: All I Want For Christmas is You)

Jon B
Holiday Wishes from Me to You (r&b)
(favorites: Hold You Down, O Holy Night)

Ohhhh...this list could go on and on. I think I'll stop now.What are your favorite Christmas songs/cds?
4 Comments:
Blogger Stephen Bess said...

Hey Michelle! I love Christmas music too. I like your list and when I'm feeling soulful I like this: Roots of Rhythm: Merry Christmas Baby

10:28 AM, November 28, 2006  
Blogger Nevah~ said...

Hey girl I love Christmas music too but I don't have ONE CD lol. I just catch a good few songs on the radio while driving. Christmas isn't my holiday since I'm always playing Santa.

5:13 PM, November 28, 2006  
Blogger TDJ said...

I love, love, love Christmas music. I have over 500 Xmas songs. My favs are alot of what you mentioned plus the SWV, Whitney Houston and Bebe and CeCe Winans.

8:33 PM, November 30, 2006  
Blogger Michelle said...

SB -- I'm gonna have to check Roots out.

Writer -- embrace your role as Santa, I know I do. I love the season because it represents the joy of what it's like to give from the heart.

TDJ -- I have Bebe & CeCe's first Christmas. Don't have SWV or Whitney though. I need a Whitney Christmas song cd -- thanks for the reminder and thanks for stopping by.

10:18 AM, December 01, 2006  

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