So here they are: my favorites from this year and years past, all in one place, so anyone who needs an emotional or spiritual lift - myself included - can find them when the need arises. All will warm your heart and remind you that love actually IS all around us…sometimes we just have to look for it. On YouTube.
Happy holidays, friends!
In case you're wondering, my criteria is simple…if the song gives me chills, it makes the cut. I'd love to see and listen to your favorite Christmas videos - I'm always growing my playlist - so please send them my way!
Little Drummer Boy: For King and Country
I love how this performance is high energy and high
impact but also committed to the message of the song.
The Christmas Can-Can: Straight No Chaser
This group sings beautiful acapella music, and on occasion
they throw a good bit of humor into their performances.
All I Want For Christmas is You:
Mariah Carey, James Corden, and more...
Who doesn't love listening to this song at Christmas time?!
Baby It's Cold Outside: Idina Menzel and Michael Buble
This twist on a holiday favorite is adorable - let your kiddos watch too!
Perhaps the best song - and one of the best versions of it - ever.
The low notes in particular, especially during the fourth verse,
make me feel like I'm having an out-of-body experience.
Deck the Halls
My favorite flashmob of all time.
The Christmas Scale
"It's hard to believe that the greatest message the
world will ever hear is contained in one simple scale."
Silent Night: Us the Duo
I hadn't heard of this group until last year when we saw them open
for Pentatonix. They're fun and quirky and incredibly talented!
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Another flash mob, this one by the talented Air Force Band.
Angels We Have Heard on High: The Piano Guys
I still get chills every single time I watch/listen to this video.
Joy to the World: Mormon Tabernacle Choir
I have always loved both this choir and this song;
when they combine they sound like Christmas should!
That's Christmas to Me: Pentatonix
Their original Christmas song warms my heart.
"The best way to spread (and I'll add the words "and feel" in here as well) Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear."