CALL OUT: Share Your Favorite Holiday Songs

Not in the holiday spirit, yet? Quit being a Grinch and remind yourself of your favorite tunes of the season.

We rolled our eyes in October when department stores and Starbucks played Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, but right now it feels plain wrong to turn the car radio to a station that is not playing holiday music 24/7.

It can put even the biggest Grinch, meanest Scrooge and the naughtiest of the naughty into the holiday spirit. That's why Patch is asking for you to share your favorite songs of the season. Two Twitter followers already shared their picks — versions of Little Drummer Boy and the Hanukkah Song — and I threw a few of mine into the mix.

Among my all time favorites is Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas, and I do NOT mean this uncomfortable version of the now 41-year-old singing to 17-year-old Justin Bieber.

To add ANY OTHER SONG to the Patch mix, mouse over the "Upload Photos and Videos" button and click on the text that reads "YouTube." Share the short link to the videos of your favorite holiday music. If you have trouble doing this, share the link in the comments section, and I’ll add it.

Happy Holidays, everyone.

Pachacutec December 22, 2011 at 03:08 PM
Won't even bother going to YouTube; My favorites are in the "traditional" category, and they are "Oh Holy Night" (esp. as sung by Pavarotti), and "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel." "Emmanuel" is one of the most beautiful songs, almost like Gregorian Chant. If we're talking newer or novelty songs, I guess one of my faves would be "The Hallelujah Chorus" as done by Mannheim Steamroller; it sounds almost like "Autobahn" by Kraftwerk!!
Joe December 22, 2011 at 03:15 PM
You mean like: http://youtu.be/V7uiqRCW6I8 ? Oh ye of little (youtube) faith.
Linda Lachman December 22, 2011 at 03:25 PM
"IN THE CHRISTMAS MOOD" - Not everyone knows that the Glenn Miller Orchestra has continued, long after his death, and to this day. Some years ago, many veterans of the orchestra gathered on a Mother's Day weekend to record the CD called, "In the Christmas Mood." I know this, because if you check the liner notes, my husband, Lee Lachman was among the woodwinds. I always know that the holidays have truly arrived when I hear his music in a Hallmark store or the College Park Animal Hospital, as I did this year!
Pachacutec December 22, 2011 at 04:50 PM
Joe, thanks! Didn't know that Pavarotti would be on there.
Joe December 22, 2011 at 08:26 PM
Not at all - thanks for sharing the song! Now we can all enjoy it. (I'm always surprised at what might be found on YouTube).


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