It’s Weird. It’s Strange. It’s a Christmas Song?
For the remainder of this week, I am writing a series on specific Christmas songs and the memories they invoke for me. It’s unapologetically the holiday I celebrate, though I enjoy reading and hearing about others in the spectrum. Throughout the week, please leave your favorite songs from the daily genre in the comments. At the end of the week, I will draw a name, and the winner will receive a CD or download of one of the genres mentioned to enjoy next year. The more you comment, the greater your chance to win.
Please forgive a repost of sorts in the middle of a series. I have contracted a mighty, wicked cold and have been sleeping for the better part of the last day. So, today, I’m simply going to ask you a question. What’s your off-the-wall Christmas song fave, a tune that maybe doesn’t go with Christmas, but you can’t help but associate it with the holiday?
I have two.
First, I recorded this one last year in Stockholm. I have no idea what they’re singing, but they’re dressed like Christmas, and it’s snowing, leaving me to assume it is a carol of some sort. It makes me happy every time I listen to it.
The other song I associate with the season is a Jewish hymn, Elohai N’Tzor. I picked it up last year as part of Pink Martini’s Christmas CD, which is FABULOUS. Again, I have no idea what they’re singing, but this song makes me tear with every playing.
What is your favorite off-the-wall holiday song?
Please post your selections today in the comment section.