Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Advent Calendar: December 21,, 2009: Christmas Music

Christmas Music
What songs did your family listen to during Christmas? Did you ever go caroling? Did you have a favorite song?

My family listened to all of the traditional Christmas carols--religious and secular, as well as Slovak versions of Christmas hymns. I used to go caroling as part of school activities. I can't carry a tune to save my life so I am not a big caroler, but I love to listen to Christmas music.

My favorite song is "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," which I posted as my blog carol for this year (thanks to Footnote Maven for organizing the activity). But, there are two other songs I always enjoy at Christmas that bring back special memories of my mother. Mom always liked "Feliz Navidad" by Jose Feliciano--I think because it was so happy and festive.

My mother's favorite song, however, was "Oh, Holy Night," as sung by the late Luciano Pavarotti--she always thought his version was simply beautiful, and I agree.

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