Five Favorite Christmas Songs You Need to Hear
The sounds of the Christmas season are filling the air, and we all have our favorite Christmas songs we enjoy hearing over and over. Here are five Christmas songs you may know, but have probably never heard in this way.
Take a few minutes to enjoy five of my all-time favorite Christmas songs.
A lot of people don't know that Little River Band did a Christmas album - released in 2011. It's a mix of new and traditional Christmas selections, all featuring LRB's awesome vocal harmonies. "We Three Kings" delivers great vocals on one of the lesser-heard carols of the holiday season.If you love great harmony you're gonna love LRB- and if you love LRB, you're gonna love their Christmas sound.
You aren't likely to hear any Chicago Chrismas songs on the radio (unfortunately) but these guys absolutely know how to do a Christmas song. Lee Loughnane (the trumpet guy) takes lead vocals and knocks it out of the park. With the traditional Chicago brass we've come to love through the decades, the guys swing through this holiday classic - and almost make ME wish it would snow!
You take two legendary singers and give them a great Christmas song and the result is one of my all-time favorite Chrismas songs. I guess I'm a romantic at heart, and, the fact is, I love romantic Christmas songs. It just doesn't get any better than Kenny and Dolly on 'The Greatest Gift of All." In fact, the entire album, "Once Upon A Christmas" is just terrific!
If there is a heavenly choir, Natalie Cole surely has a place - for while on earth she sang like an angel until her release from life on New Year's Eve 2015. This is a song that you MIGHT hear during the season if you're lucky. It's from her 1994 Christmas album and remains one of my favorites to this day.
Michael Crawford is best known for "Phantom of the Opera", but all I care about is that he can flat out sing - and this is without a doubt my favorite version of this Christmas song. Give me a set of headphones and crank up the volume and let the goose bumps begin.