Quite a few years back I realized that I love Christmas music.
All types of Christmas music. I realized, as my collection grew, that the season is way too short to get my fill of Christmas music. So I, the Queen of the Seemingly Ordinary, declared that November 1st would mark the beginning of Christmas music in our home.
Eventually one of the hooligans had the nerve to move away for college. Can you imagine? It was at that point that we decided one song would be designated as the First Song of the Christmas Season to be enjoyed at the listener’s convenience. Each year a different family member chooses the first song and let’s everyone else know. Most of our family participates.
One year Dominick the Donkey had the honor. I had never heard of Dominick the Donkey until a co-worker of Italian descent introduced me to him and he was given the honor BECAUSE I had never heard of the song…and I’ve heard A LOT of Christmas songs.
Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Christmas Song) by Bing Crosby was the choice one year because it is a favorite of one of the hooligans. I believe he listened to it 1000 times in one season, or so it seemed.
Our first Christmas song has been chosen by MOMD this year. He has never chosen the first song so this is something. We own the CD collection containing this song but chose the youtube version so all of the hooligans and you would have access.
This is an older youtube featuring a person with whom we are acquainted. Gregg Miner is a very talented musician and and harp guitar historian. His version of Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella is a beautiful rendition. You may click on the name of the song to take you to the youtube. There may be an ad but you can skip it in 4 seconds. Click here for a direct link to Gregg’s website where you may order music and view his museum, among other things.
Let the music begin!