Now that Christmas music is giving us reason to hum along, I find myself waiting for favorites to come up on the radio or in our home CD mixer. Although, to be honest, I’m hearing less Christmas music on the radio this year. In the past one local radio station would dedicate itself to playing only Christmas songs from Thanksgiving until Christmas Day. When I tuned in the other day not one Christmas song came on and I admit I felt a bit disappointed.
Two of my favorite Christmas songs include Bing Crosby and David Bowie’s duet of Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy, and Michael Crawford’s Oh Holy Night. In my mind nobody, but nobody, sings Oh Holy Night like Mr. Crawford. Whenever I hear his version I stop what I’m doing and just let it soak through my being. Inevitably I get goose bumps and feel a bit out of breath just from emotionally following his intensity. If I was that kind of girl I’d be smoking a cigarette afterwards…if you get my drift. I heard Michael’s Oh Holy Night today and it literally brought tears to my eyes. Mr. Crawford, you are ‘da man, and you were the best part of my day.