Fa-la-la-la-la, La Friday Five from RevGalBlogPals

Fa-la-la-la-la, La Friday Five

Reverendmother here… those of you who read my blog know I have a love-hate relationship with the 24/7 Christmas music we’re subjected treated to in stores and radio (in the U.S. at least). It gets too sentimentally sticky-sweet sometimes, yet I find myself unable to resist it. Nothing says “it’s Christmas” to me like John Denver and Rolf the Dog singing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” So…

1. A favorite ‘secular’ Christmas song. Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth duet by Bing Crosby and David Bowie

2. Christmas song that chokes you up (maybe even in spite of yourself–the cheesier the better) Breath of Heaven by Amy Grant

3. Christmas song that makes you want to stuff your ears with chestnuts roasted on an open fire. Grandma got run over by a reindeer

4. The Twelve Days of Christmas: is there *any* redeeming value to that song? Discuss. It’s the last vestige of the real season of Christmas in popular culture — not that anyone knows the 12 days of Christmas are after Christmas. And its better than “99 bottles of beer on the wall” during road trips

5. A favorite Christmas album A Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi

Bonus Christmas Songs that crack me up: St Stephen’s Day murders by Elvis Costello and the Chieftans and Veggie Tale’s Christmas


About Sarah The Vicar of Hogsmeade

I'm an United Methodist clergywoman with two daughters. I read. I geocache. I look for excuses to laugh. My Ph.D. is on Clergywomen and Grief.
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11 Responses to Fa-la-la-la-la, La Friday Five from RevGalBlogPals

  1. SpookyRach says:

    I’ve never heard Stephen’s Day Murders. Gotta check that one out!

  2. April says:

    Oh, I LOVE the Elvis Costello/ Chieftans song!! In fact, I love that whole album! *leaving to go rifle through some cd’s*

  3. I love that song too! Just listened to it the other night. Good call–and I like that question, song that makes you laugh.

  4. Shawna Renee says:

    Another person who’s favorite album is Charlie Brown Chrismas! Yeah!I’m with spookyranch–I haven’t heard “Stephen’s Day Murders,” so I will have to check it out as well.

  5. Deb says:

    Fun! I love the Costello album too!🙂(o)Deb

  6. Kievas says:

    “Grandma…” ws my second choice for #3!

  7. Yeah, I was pretty old before I figured out that the 12 days came after Christmas. But then I was one of the last in my class to figure out the Santa thing.

  8. Songbird says:

    Charlie Brown is a big favorite at our house!

  9. Great taste all round, Vicar. I also like the Christmas Meme that was below the Friday Five… I feel like I got to know you a bit better!Also single mom, also two kids (though a boy and a girl, boy in his first year of college), also a lover of all things Hogsmeade and the fabulous alchemy of Vince Guaraldi and Peanuts.Blessings!Mags

  10. Rev Scott says:

    AMEN to the St. Stephen’s Day murders – I’ve loved that album for years; it’s my favorite Christmas album by far!

  11. revabi says:

    I hadn’t heard the veggie tale christmas nor Elvis Costello’s song.Do love the Chieftans.Well played.But no no, you have to hear the redneck songs, Grandma and the others.LOL

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