Please forgive a repost of sorts in the middle of a series. I have contracted a mighty allergic reaction to continuing education, regardless of the fact that it is being conducted in the midst of a heavenly setting. There are no windows in the room, so we may as well be in a stifling bunker at the bottom of the ocean.
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? Because, you know, the holidays will BE HERE before we know it.
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.
This post is part of the series The Soundtrack of Life. If this is your first visit to the series, please click here for the first installment, click here for the second, click herefor the third, click here for the fourth, here for the fifth, here for the sixth and here for the seventh. MTM wrote a great guest post, which you can find here. Thanks for your contributions and insights in the comments. They always enrich this blog, especially in a series like this one.