Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. ‘Cause that’s all that matter in the end.” ~ Kris Kristofferson
I stepped into a local shop a few days after Thanksgiving and holiday tunes rang out. It stirred up memories of my childhood going from house to house Christmas caroling. People rarely carol anymore. According to an article in Time Magazine, a professor of popular culture at Syracuse University, Bob Thompson says caroling has seen a decline since the 1960s. http://ti.me/1bEe9IG
Hearing Christmas songs in the stores always puts a bug in my ear that it is clearly time to get out the holiday CDs and enjoy them. I never tire of the same old tunes. I’m endlessly delighted by the melodies. The Yule season passes all too quickly, and then it is time to put the Christmas CDs away until next year.
Today I thought I’d see what’s being sold on the internet marketplace for new holiday releases.
Here are a few CD suggestions. I bet you can’t go wrong with selecting any one of them. Each one would make for a fulfilling holiday listening experience:
- Wrapped in Red – Kelly Clarkson
- A Mary Christmas – Mary J Blige
- Christmas Voices – Celtic Thunder
- Sending you a Little Christmas – Johnny Mathis
- Hope for All the World – Craig & Dean Phillips
- Angels Sing: Christmas in Ireland – Libera
- Christmas in my Heart – Gretchen Wilson
- Christmas Spirit – David Arkenstone
If you are at a loss for an affordable gift-giving idea, a Christmas music is always greatly appreciated and it will be enjoyed for many years. CD’s are great stocking stuffers, too!
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