There's no TToT Hope this week. But since I am still thankful for tons and tons of stuff, I decided to continue my streak and post my thankfuls this week. (Editor's Note: Lizzi decided to do a hop for anyone who felt compelled...I felt compelled. And after I posted my blog discovered that she'd decided to do the hop. Hence this somewhat convoluted editor's note which may or may not make any sense...just keep reading. I think it improves after this...)
However, because I've gone rogue, I decided to do it some somewhat completely (is that even possible? "Somewhat completely"?) and instead listed the top ten Christmas songs/hymns/carols for which I am thankful.
And I did make sure that I went back to review the list I did last year for a different blog hop. I will say that I am consistent because I had listed six songs before I recalled that I just did this very same type of thing last year. And when I went back to look at it, I realized that four of the six were the same.
So I made changes to this list (which means that they may or may not be the TOP ten songs for which I am thankful but you can go HERE to see my list from last year if it interests you in any way, shape or form).
In no particular order (although I am numbering them, just for my own sanity, not because I am ranking them):
Not because I really like Elvis (because frankly he's not my favorite...sorry Lizzi), but simply because the PBA can do a really great impression of Elvis singing this song. Unfortunately they won't let me record them singing it so you'll have to settle for the original version.
1. Blue Christmas by Elvis
2. Carol of The Bells/ God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by The Piano Guys
3. O Come O Come Emmanuel by The Civil Wars
For the record, when I was little, the only two Christmas albums (yes, I said albums, because that's what they were thank you very much) I remember having were Johnny Mathis and Andy Williams (and don't you worry your pretty little heads none about it...they will both most assuredly make an appearance on this list).
So without further ado...
4. Little Drummer Boy by Johnny Mathis
Disclaimer: the video for #5 is awful...we're going for the song, not the video, ok people? If you watch too closely you may get motion sickness (Mom, you may want to take your Dramamine before you watch...no joke), and I still don't know what the fireworks are doing in the video but alas they are in there.
5. White Christmas by Andy Williams
6. Sugar Rum Cherry by Duke Ellington
7. Baby It's Cold Outside by Zooey Deschanel and Will Ferrell
And another entry which piggy-backs on our music appreciation. As the 10yo asked me, "Who is that singing?!? I thought the Jackson 5 were all boys!"
And with that we were launched into an unplanned conversation about puberty. I love home schooling!
8. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus by The Jackson 5
And yes, I included this song on my list last year BUT this is a different version...so it's different, right?
9. You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch by Jim Carrey
And yes, I am well aware that this song is not a Christmas song (as the name would indicate, if nothing else)...but still worth a mention because I love it. And am thankful for it. (And yes, I know Hanukkah is over for the year...just to clarify that I am not completely ignorant of other religous beliefs.)
10. The Hanukkah Song by Adam Sandler
With that...Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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