Wednesday 11/26 – Favorite Christmas music and what do you most look forward to in December?
I LOVE Christmas music! LOVE! In fact, I get so excited on November 1st every year because that is the day (in my mind) that I can officially start listening to it. I am slowly brainwashing my children into loving it too. I normally only listen to the K-Love radio station, but during the holidays I switch it to B98 because they play non-stop Christmas music. Now that you know that about me, you can understand why it is so hard to say what my favorite Christmas music is. I do have a few favorites that I return to every year though. They are just classics to me.
1. Amy Grant
I own three of her Christmas albums and they are my very favorite. I have listened to these since high school and still love them. Her albums are a good mix of favorite Christmas songs with her own originals too.
This is another oldie but goodie. This one tends to be more traditional.
3. Point of Grace
Apparently I am drawn to the old school Christian music I grew up with. “When Love Came Down” and “Not That Far From Bethlehem” are two of my very favorites. Such a talented group of women.
These are just a few of the Christmas albums in my collection. What are some of your favorites? I would love to add more!
So what do I look forward to in December? I look forward to time with family and I really mean that. Regardless of how cliche it may seem, I love that in December we focus so much on all the people we love. We usually have a Christmas party with friends and several family Christmas celebrations to attend. Being surrounded by my favorite people and getting to slow down and focus on quality time with them is what I love the most. I also look forward to Christmas decorating with my family and the coziness it brings to our home. There is something about a Christmas tree with ornaments and twinkling lights that fills me with happy thoughts. I love the special memories I have from growing up decorating with my mom and recreating those with my girls today. I may go a little overboard with the number of trees we put up in our house, but I got that from my mom. I also love the special time of advent and getting to focus on our Savior’s birth. Even though December can seem so busy at times, I try to make a very conscious effort to slow down and do activities and studies with the girls that will keep all of our hearts focused on the real meaning of Christmas. It is such a special time to remember all that Christ has done for us, starting with his birth. Lastly, I look forward to the traditions. We have tried really hard to start several family traditions with our children and I look forward to those each year. It is so special to us and neat to see how the girls begin to understand that too as they look forward to it each year. I just love the month of December and all it holds!