I've heard it said that the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! Okay, maybe it was Buddy the Elf that said this. In any case, this is true. There is no other season that has magic quite like the Christmas season and certainly none that have the wonderful music of our favorite Christmas carols.
Every year around November we start hearing those cheerful melodies that get stuck in our heads until the new year begins. Some may find this annoying. They can only take so much of those repetitive songs. And for others, like myself, it seems like every year we start singing those songs a little earlier than the year before.
The best Christmas songs are filled with joy, peace and hope. They remind us of family and loved ones gathered around each other, filling our hearts with warm fuzzy love. My favorite Christmas music is from the 50's and 60's. The classics, if you will! I love everything from Frank Sinatra to Louis Armstrong and even the more modern but still classic, Michael Buble. If I made a list of my favorite Christmas songs, the list may never end. I love "I'll be home for Christmas", "Frosty the Snowman", "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and the list goes on and on.
For me, growing up in the Christian church, I learned all kinds of Christmas hymns and songs about baby Jesus. These songs still hold a special place in my heart and I love singing along to them any chance I get. I love "Silent Night", "Joy to the World" and "Away in the Manger". My all time favorite Christmas song is "O Holy Night".
When I sing out loud to any of these songs, I find a little spark of peace. My heart becomes full as I am reminded of every good thing in my life. These songs fill my soul with love and happiness. And I find away to carry these feelings with me all year round.
Buddy the Elf was right. The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!