Hey everyone! Today I thought I’d share my favorite Christmas songs, books, and movies with you. I’ve seen so many other bloggers sharing their own Christmas favorites, so I wanted to join in.
Here we go!
Now, I have a few song favorites to share. I played flute in my school bands from middle school all through college, so I have a lot of songs I’ve played a million times that are near and dear to my heart. I was also in choir for a bit in middle school, so I remember quite a few of those. I don’t particularly have favorite artists or renditions for these, just songs I enjoy regularly.
So in no particular order, here are some of my favorite Christmas songs!
- “Carol of the Bells” A classic song, and I find it so beautiful!
- “I Saw Three Ships (Come Sailing In)” I played this in band in high school and I have a good memory about one of my fellow flutists asking the director if it was a Thanksgiving song. He sang the first line “I saw three ships come sailing in, on Christmas day, on Christmas day” and she just looked back at him with a blank look on her face. It was pretty funny!
- “I am Jesus; Little Lamb” I am not religious at all, but this song is special for me because I had a flute solo in this song for my last semester in college before I graduated (I graduated early so the winter/holiday concert was my last concert). I don’t often hear it, but it’s a nice memory.
- “Do You Hear What I Hear?” This is a song that I sang in choir and absolutely loved it.
- “Little Drummer Boy” Another classic! I find this one so cute.
- “O Come, All Ye Faithful” I don’t actually recall playing this one but I find it nice to listen to.
- “Silent Night” This is the only consistently slow song I will listen to. I don’t like songs that drag on. Every time I hear a Christmas song that is super slow I get so annoyed! Like, I’m not getting any younger here! But this one is nice. I also like the Spanish version “Noche de Paz”.
- “Mi burrito sabanero” Another Spanish carol, and it’s kinda like “Little Drummer Boy” where a child is going to go see baby Jesus. It’s cute and fun!
This is the first Christmas when I’m back to reading regularly so I don’t really have a ton of ideas for this one. I think the most Christmas-y books are the Harry Potter books, as they always highlight the holidays so nicely. I really need to reread this series sometime next year, even if it’s not during the holidays!
I also enjoy children’s classics at this time. The Night Before Christmas, The Polar Express, Madeline, and the Christmas stories from the American Girl series.
Just like the books, the Harry Potter movies are in this category! Every year my family and I watch the films between Christmas and New Years Day. It’s going to get harder to do this as we’ll probably add the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them series, but it’s such a nice tradition.
Other than that, we also watch movies like Elf, The Polar Express, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Home Alone, Miracle on 34th Street, and sometimes we watch the Mission Impossible movies to, although they’re not really Christmas-y.
And that’s the songs, books, and movies that I enjoy during the holidays! Let me know what your favorites are in the comments.
Thanks for reading!