It’s Christmas Eve. That means that in just a few hours I will be sitting down for five hours to eat five courses of food at a table with 20+ people. If you’re Italian, it’s the biggest holiday of the year. It’s tradition. Shrimp cocktail, lobster bisque, pasta with crab sauce, crabs, and then so much seafood and vegetables you don’t know what to do with yourself. (For pictures of previous years, see here and here.)
Speaking of traditions, this is the fourth year I’m sharing my annual Christmas Mix CD on the blog (click here for 2012, 2013, and 2014) – and probably the seventh year I’m actually making a CD. I love browsing through Christmas songs, new and old to find the ones that resonate with me – and will hopefully resonate with you as well.
Wishing all of you who celebrate a very Merry Christmas. May you find time to celebrate with people you love, take some time to relax and think about all of the good things that have happened in the past year, and eat some delicious food of your own. Merry Christmas!
I unfortunately had problems finding all the songs on Spotify, so I have linked to YouTube links for the videos below that I was not able to find.
01 Marc Broussard – Almost Christmas
02 Michael Buble – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
03 Idina Menzel – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
04 John Legend – Under the Stars
05 Sabrina Carpenter – Christmas the Whole Year Round
06 Amber Humphries – I’ll Be Home for Christmas
07 Dave Barnes – Very Merry Christmas
08 Marc Broussard – When Christmas Comes Along
09 Katharine McPhee – Who Would Imagine a King
10 Dave Barnes – Family Tree
11 Faith Hill – Where Are You Christmas
12 Carrie Underwood – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
13 Sara Groves – A Cradle in Bethlehem
14 Peter Hollens – Mary Did You Know?
15 Jim Brickman & Megan Hilty – Merry Christmas, Darling
16 Chrystina Noel – The Christmas Song
17 Steve Grand – All I Want For Christmas is You
18 Joan Osborne – Christmas Means Love
19 Kevin Ross – This is My Wish
20 LeAnn Rimes – Auld Lang Syne