Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #38: Christmas CDs

Thirteen favorite Christmas CDs.

1. Harry Connick Jr. : When My Heart Finds Christmas (The title track and "What are you Doing New Year's Eve" always get me)

2. Bing Crosby: The Voice of Christmas (2 disc track I can listen to for hours on "repeat")

3. Amy Grant: A Christmas Album and Home For Christmas

4. Sissel: God Jul (A present from my Norwegian host family the December after I spent a summer with them; One of my all-time favorites, and in dire need of a CD replacement as the cassette is wearing out.)

5. Aaron Neville: Soulful Christmas

6. Mannheim Steamroller: A Fresh Aire Christmas

7. Harry Simeone Chorale: Little Drummer Boy (Favorite track: "Simple Gifts")

8. Jimmy Buffett: Christmas Island (Goes great with hot cocoa or margaritas)

9. Gloria Estefan: Christmas Through Your Eyes

10. Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas

11. Vince Gill: Let There Be Peace on Earth

12. Tran-Siberian Orcehstra: The Lost Christmas Eve (sister and I are going to their winter concert in January!)

13. Martina McBride: White Christmas

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

Adelle Laudan * Alice Audrey * Paige Tyler
Jennifer McKnight * Darla * Jana * Jennifer Shirk
Loribelle Hunt * Tempest Knight * Shelley Munro
Deborah * Gina Ardito

(leave your link in comments, I’ll add you here!)

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well. I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!


Adelle said...

I can't remember the name of the CD, but Michael Buble has a fabulous one out. Great list!
Happy Holidays!

pussreboots said...

We don't own any Christmas CDs but my son has been singing carols. Happy TT.

Heather said...

Adelle~ Yeah, I've seen Buble's new one advertised. I have the new ones by Josh Groben (Noel) and Mannheim Steamroller (Christmas Song), but have yet to see Buble's anywhere.

Puss~ I admit to owning a lot of Christmas CDs, but am often singing whether one is playing or not. Thanks for visiting!

Jennifer McKenzie said...

I love Diana Krall and Nat King Cole's "Christmas Is For Kids". Amy Grant and Harry Connick Jr. are also on my playlist. Love this.
Oh, and I love Benjamin Britten's "A Ceremony Of Carols". You might like it Heather.

Jana said...

Amy Grant, check. Mariah Carey, check. Vince Gill, check. Martina McBride, check.

Add SheDaisy's Brand New Year, Elvis's White Christmas and Clint Black's Looking For Christmas and you pretty much have my list. Oh, and LeAnne Womack. She has a duet with Harry Connick Jr--Baby It's Cold Outside--that I just LURV.

Jana said...

BTW, don't link to me. I suck and don't have a TT. LOL

Alice Audrey said...

And here I'm limping along with one of those compilation Christmas CD's. I couldn't begin to tell you who all is on it. We only listen once a year - while trimming the tree.

Darla said...

Oh, I LOVE #12. We went to their concert the two years before we moved here--it was wonderful. Enjoy!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Gosh, I have a ton of Christmas CDs I listen to. (So I might steal your TT idea) :)

I would love to get Martina McBride's CD, though.

Heather said...

Jennifer M~ Benjamin Britten, huh? Can't say I've hear of him, but will check it out!

Thanks Darla! I've heard their concerts are spectacular. My sister has been before, and a friend and her DH have been at least twice.

Jennifer S~ Steal away! I imagine there's a lot of overlap on TT themes this month, and would love to see what others have in their collection.

Shelley Munro said...

I must get the Harry Connick Jr one. I've heard a few people recommend it.

Paige Tyler said...

I so love Christmas music!


My TT is at

Debora said...

Hot cocoa and margaritas - makes me laugh! Love it. Great list, so many of these are in my cd player right now.

Gina Ardito said...

What? No Tony Bennett or Barbra Streisand? JK. Excellent list, Heather! Now I'll be pulling my collection out while I bake tonight.

Heather said...

Gina~ LOL...actually, I do have a CD that Bennett did with Charlotte Church, Placido Domingo and Vanessa Williams - forgot I had that one!

Shelley~ Yes, you must get that Harry Connick Jr CD! His second one is okay, too, but the first is the best!

Deborah~ Hehe...I'm surprised you're the only one to comment on the cocoa and margarita line. *G*

Paige~ Me too! When I'm not listening to a CD I have the radio tuned to the all-Christmas station. Hehe...