This week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Challenge is this:
1) Identify your absolute favorite Christmas Carol or Holiday song.
2) Share your favorite carol or song in a blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook post or google Plus stream post.
3) For extra credit, post an audio or video of the carol or song (almost all are on www.YouTube.com) and the words to the song. Add the background of the song, and the artists if you can find them.
Let me begin by saying that picking a “favorite” Christmas carol is impossible. Christmas is an emotionally complicated holiday for many, I suspect. It certainly is for me. Therefore, my favorite carol is entirely dependent upon my prevailing feeling at any given moment of the season.
While all kinds of Christmas music can be had on the radio, I only had one Christmas album as a child. It was Christmas With the Chipmunks. Of course, the Chipmunks and David Seville may not have provided the most lofty of renditions, but being a kid, I didn’t know better. And my attachment to some of those songs remains to this day. One of those songs manages to capture the same swing of moods that I often experience this time of year – from melancholy to happiness, all within a three minute span. Without further adieu, I present Alvin the chipmunk and David Seville:
Well, I like this one, too – a beautiful mix of happy and sad:
Okay, maybe this one is:
Silent Night is always a good one, too..see I told you I couldn’t pick one favorite.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!