Because Thanksgiving is now over (and I love the Christmas spirit), today I wanted to share with you (and participate in Shauna's link-up!) some of my favorite holiday songs!
First: Carrie Underwood's Do You Hear What I Hear? It's inspiring, amazingly sung, and when she hits the I in the line "Do you know what I know?" I get goosebumps every time.
Next, my favorite Canadian Fred Penner's The Season. It reminds me of my childhood and remains (after 20 years) my favorite Christmas album of all-time.
Weird Al's The Night Santa Went Crazy is an absolutely horrid (and awesome) song about how Santa blows up all his reindeer. To be completely honest, I have distinct memories of listening to this song on a friend's portable CD player on the bus in 5th grade and snickering because I wasn't supposed to be listening to such "inappropriate" songs so young. This is probably why I'm now research impulsive aggression.
'N SYNC's Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays brings back great memories of junior high. Also, this video is hilariously awesome.
Finally, the last of the Christmas songs, we've got Straight No Chaser's 12 Days. If you haven't seen this video, you've probably been living under a rock. A capella and witty men? You can't get much better than this.
Since one of my best friends is Jewish, Hanukkah is never forgotten either. He absolutely hates this song, but Adam Sandler's Hunukkah Song is one of my favorite holiday songs.
What's your favorite holiday song?