Christmas Stories: Carols


I’m not a fan of country music with very few exceptions, one of them being Kenny and Dolly’s Once Upon a Christmas album. As in Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. There are a lot of songs on this album that you don’t hear very often (or ever)…and after hearing 15 different radio versions of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” it’s time for something else.

Growing up, my favorite song was “A Christmas to Remember”. I didn’t get the “slow burning wood” double entendre for quite a while. It’s a sweet Christmas romance filled with possibilities.

A newer favorite is “Hard Candy Christmas”. A little sad but hopeful, it’s a nice supplement to the hyper cheer of the season.

Christmas itself is secondary to the songs’ plots and both songs tell very good stories.

When my husband put up and decorate the Christmas tree, we each have our required CDs. I enjoy listening to them all but it’s just not Christmas until Kenny and Dolly show up.

Is there a song that shouts “Christmas is here!” for you?

Speaking of Christmas, I’ll be taking a blog break on Sunday. Hope you all have a merry Christmas or very restful Sunday.


2 thoughts on “Christmas Stories: Carols

  1. bethfinke

    I grew up listening to something wayyyyyyy before your time: The Spike Jones Christmas album. Years ago a friend from grade school sent me something else that is wayyyyyyyy before your time, I’m afraid: a cassette tape of his favorite Christmas songs — we used to listen to that ever Christmas until our cassette deck finally busted. Nowadays we listen to a CD of dulcimer music each year, another gift from a friend. I think as long as you don’t overdo it, Christmas music can be nice. Merry Christmas!

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