There are only three Mondays in December before Christmas, and I thought I would use those three Mondays to highlight my three favorite Christmas songs, one eah week.
As you could imagine, given that there are so many great Christmas songs, it is tough narrowing it down to just three songs.
And Clive does not make it any easier since he keeps exposing me to more and more. (if you love music, Clive’s blog is a must). How was I supposed to know that Walk Off the Earth has some classic Christmas songs, as do the Dropkick Murphys.
Anyway, thanksfully I had picked my three songs before I started reading Clive’s Christmas selections. And given that these are my three favorite songs, it is no surprise that I have written about them before.
In third place is a beautiful version of my favorite religious-oriented Christmas song, Oh Holy Night by Josh Groban.
I had noted in a blog post last year that looked at various versions of Oh Holy Night that I think Josh Groban has the best voice of any male singer I know.
Josh Groban has been wowing the world with his remarkable vocal talent with various performances from his own personal hits to the holiday classic that melt our hearts. This musical prodigy floored packed Rockefeller Center back in 2002 when he passionately gifted the audience with a performance of “O Holy Night”.
The night was chilled but hearts were warm when Groban began to sing the classic tune surrounded onstage by various holiday props and effects. His voice echoed throughout the venue as fans and audience members helplessly watched, mesmerized by the singer’s performance. Groban seemed exceptionally calm throughout the duration of the song, as if his talent were so incredibly effortless and natural.
Groban’s gradually became louder as the holiday ballad continued, ending his unforgettable performance with a booming finale of mesmerizing vocals and an uproar of cheers and applause. Although this little number is not the singer’s only iconic seasonal performance, we can’t help but deem it as one of the most inspirational.
I couldn’t agree more, and that is why this song makes it into my top three Christmas songs.
Next week: for 10 years this big time rock and roll band put out an original Christmas song for the holidays to raise money to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.