Enough babble. On to the topic: What are your two favorite Christmas songs? What is your favorite Christmas movie?
I freaking LOVE Christmas. The presents, the sparkle, the magic that just seems to be in the air. I adore wrapping presents (which Husband loves since he thinks he's terrible at it). I created my own playlist of music to listen to as I wrap. Out of my general Christmas/Holiday Smart Playlist, I have these as my "Top Christmas", in no particular order:
Winter Song: Sara Barellies and Ingrid Michaelson
Christmas in Dixie: Alabama
Breath of Heaven: Amy Grant (one of my youth directors growing up sang this one Sunday during worship and I was instantly in love)
The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't be Late): The Chipmunks (when I was little, instead of "Me I want a hula-hoop," I sang "Me I want yahoo, yahoo!" Like Yahoo! Christmas is coming!)
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
Christmas Song: Dave Matthews Band (Really top favorite)
Carol of the Bells (the singing version, not just instruments)
Mary, Did You Know?
Angels We Have Heard on High (the sheet music had me mesmerized every year at my church's Christmas Eve service)
I'm Gettin' Nothin' for Christmas
Christmas movies are a little easier to narrow down. Of course, there's the perennial TV specials: Rudolph, Frosty, Grinch, and Charlie Brown. Husband and I DVRed them all this year and watched them one night by the fire. And of course dissected just how much suspension of disbelief one needs for those movies--anyone else notice how totally racist and sexist Santa and Donner are?
However, when push comes to shove, Christmas just isn't Christmas without:
(All images courtesy of Google search)
A Christmas Story (TBS marathon style)
P.S. PSA: Don't Google search "Elf." Only the first hew hits are the movie. The rest are just scary.