Thursday, December 21, 2006
On this day:

Christmas songs

Here are some of my favorites (all links are to YouTube):

O Holy Night

Version 1: Sung by Marantha Music (the accompanying video is great...Kate O'Beirne posted this one at NRO today.)

Version 2: Sung by Placido Domingo (No one could do it better than this.)

Version 3: Sung by Celine Dion (Not even Celine Dion, and she's awesome.)
O Come All Ye Faithful

Version 1: Sung by Mario Lanza (from 1950-something. I think you'll like it.)

Version 2: Sung by Twisted Sister (ummmm...what can I say?)

Ave Maria

Version 1: Sung by Luciano Paravotti (can you say "chills?")

Version 2: Sung by Luciano Pavarotti and Dolores O'Riordan from the Cranberries (just so you can hear Pavarotti again.)
Silent Night

Version 1: Sung by Enya (it's in Irish, but its beautiful and you know the words!)

Version 2: Sung by Stevie Nicks

Little Drummer Boy
Sung by John Denver (I miss John Denver. Such a great singer and such a genuinely nice guy.)
Away in an Manger
Sung by Johnny Cash (Johnny may not have had the perttiest voice in the world, but one thing's for sure - you could understand every single word he said. And on this song, that's all that matters.)

The First Noel

Sung by Clay Aiken (Only because I couldn't find anyone else...not too bad, though.)

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Sung by Josh Groban
The Chrismas Song

Sung by Nat King Cole (did anyone else ever really sing this song better than Alabama's own Nat King Cole?)

Unless maybe it was his daughter Natalie

Blue Christmas
Sung by Elvis Presley (unplugged) (who else?)

White Christmas
Sung by Bing Crosby (again, who else?)

How Great Thou Art
Sung by Loretta Lynn (I know it's not a Christmas song, but somehow, it seems to fit.)