Here’s the music we listened to on Christmas day:
“The Andy Williams Christmas Album” by Andy Williams
The last few songs on this 1963 recording feature The Worst Children’s Choir Ever, but no Christmas is complete without his classic version of “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and the rousing “Kay Thompson’s Jungle Bells.”
“Holiday Spirits” by Straight No Chaser
These 10 singers from Indiana University became Internet sensations when their version of “The 12 Days of Christmas” went viral:
Their album was a Christmas gift from Caleb to Mary, and it is a delight through and through. I especially love “Carol of the Bells” and actually think their version of “Little Saint Nick” is a lot better than the original Beach Boys’ recording.
This is my favorite Christmas album by far. The album takes us through the desperation in the Old Testament as the saints awaited the coming of their Savior. A wonderful — in the real sense of the word — album that captures the true spirit of the advent of Jesus. Highly recommended.