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Christmas Music a Timeless Treasure

Aug 17, 2007
Christmas music is some of the most fun choral music out there, both to sing and simply to drink in. Some of my favorites are more contemporary, but several have quickly become standards in our home.

Yuletide celebrations are always incomplete without carols and performing them is always special. Holiday carols are the best way to get yourself in the festive spirit.

They are perhaps one of the best known associations to Christmas traditions. But, the stock of this musical genre is so vast, that one can easily choose those which suit their individual style and mood.

The reason we like this joyous music is because we only listen to it occasionally, so it brings back memories and warm feelings. For me, traditional yuletide singing is the quickest shortcut to sentimentality and nostalgia; yet I also love to explore new groups and find new sounds.

Choosing your holiday repitoire can be critical, there may be members of your family who likes the traditional music while others will like the more contempory, the most important thing is to find a happy balance for all.

Carol performance is probably my favorite thing about this joyous season. Traditional pop Christmas music is glorious, if staid, and will always have its place of honor.

Carolling is something the season cannot do without. They are written to accompany worship services, it enlivens the hosting of friends and guests in celebration, and to tell again the ancient story of the Nativity.

When you choose to begin your Christmas music is fully up to you. It is the topping on the decorations, in my perception.

Currently, the group that comes to mind with Christmas music is the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. One of the great things about this music is that it is steeped in tradition. Amongst my favorite holiday music is the old religious ones, like my absolute favorite 'Oh Holy Night', but I enjoy Frosty the Snow Man as well.

Setting the holiday mood, carolling is as essential as tree trimmings, Yule logs and gingerbread men. And one of the most beautiful ways to hear our favorite yultide music is with a choir and orchestra.

Christmas music is unique, naturally endowed with a cyclical shelf life that allows each hit to stay fresh forever. It is more enjoyable every day as the big day approaches. This music is not just heard in stores and churches anymore - but on a number of radio stations in the nation's top 100.

Listening to holiday music is a beloved tradition that helps get us into the spirit of peace on earth and goodwill to all. If the usual Christmas songs are really grating on your nerves, try different music, like classical or choral renditions of carols.

Wherever you go this time of year, holiday music is almost inescapable. The holiday lights are flashing and the carols are playing softly in the background while you work.

Traditional Christmas music is some of the most fun choral music out there, both to sing and simply to get you in the festive mood. A better class of this music is out there, waiting to be heard by those who seek it.

Typically, holiday music is recorded in the summer or early fall, a time not conducive to thinking about snow, holly and rosy cheeks. The karaoke machine can be used in place of the traditional piano and is a great way to spread the festive cheer with friends and family in singing the old standards.

Yuletide music is great and when mixed with an alternative style, there are great results.

With the varieties of holiday music available from the traditional to the contemporary, from CD's to ipods indulging in Christmas music at this time of year is not only easier but can be made to fit your taste with little effort.
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Philip McDonald maintains http://christmas-alert.blogspot.com/
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