I don’t want to hear Jingle Bell Rock , The Little Drummer Boy, Jingle Bells, Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, or Santa Baby (puke!). If I hear these kinds of songs on the radio I will change the station immediately, but unfortunately, they’re EVERYWHERE. Blargh.
I don’t hate all Christmas music though. I love traditional, religious carols like these. It has nothing to do with being religious. Even when I was a near-atheist, I still preferred them to secular Christmas ditties. They just seem more meaningful and reverent.
I particularly love the King’s College Choir’s “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”– I think these are two separate performances. Check out the chubby little guy in the first video, looking so joyful and happy to be singing. The boys’ voices combined with the organs give me goosebumps. They sound like angels.
I also really like Good King Wenceslas. You don’t hear it a lot anymore. It’s a traditional English carol about a good king who gives to the poor, so I think it’s definitely in the right spirit for the season.