1. Do you have a favorite Christmas song? If so, what is it?
I'm not sure if I have just one favorite Christmas song. I love Carol of the Bells, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer. I think a lot of times it depends on what mood I'm in.
2. List your top five Christmas albums/CDs. (or you can go with songs, if you want).
1. A Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi
2. Rebecca St James - Christmas
3. Natural Wonders Christmas Collection Volume 1 and 2.
4. Manheim Steamroller's Christmas collections
5. Mary Did You Know?
3. Is Christmas music played too much/not enough/just about right? Explain.
If I worked at the mall or somewhere, I could see how the Christmas music could be overplayed. But I have to admit I love the Christmas music--I love hearing it, I love singing it. I have my car radio set to a couple of stations that play nothing but holiday music.
4. Were you part of any holiday themed Christmas pagents growing up? If so, please tell us about one that is particularily memorable or stands out. Parents--tell us about one that your children have been involved in or will be involved in this year.
I was involved in them for years growing up. I did ones at school--I remember singing with the school choir in fourth grade up to about eight grade. I played handbells in high school and when I graduated from college
BONUS - Is there just one song that you want to hear every year that really makes it feel like Christmas? If so, which song is it? Are there are any special instruments involved? (For example, I love to hear Carol of the Bells played by a handbell choir).
Well, I already took my best answer...but I love hearing a handbell choir play Christmas music--esp. Carol of the Bells and Silent Night.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 12/08/2004 09:46:00 AM