Open Book Blog Hop’s Favorite Holiday Songs!

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On Open Book Blog Hop this week we’re talking Christmas Songs!! I love Christmas music, I really do. Usually my younger son and I start playing it the day after Thanksgiving (I think part of the reason we like it so much is because we don’t start playing it until after Tday).

I grew up in California and I’m a California girl through and through (though, yes, parts of my heart are with the Northeast). I also grew up in the seventies and the era of John Denver. When my brother and I were little, my parents bought the John Denver and the Muppets Christmas album. I’m pretty sure we listened to it non-stop during the Christmas season. And I have to admit, it’s still one of my favorites (though we have streaming version now…a little different than the tape we played over and over).

There are a lot of fun songs on the album, but one of my favorites was always this one: “Little Saint Nick.”

So as I’ve gotten older (and maybe wiser), I realized that one of the reasons I think I liked this song so much is because it’s a California Christmas carol…the original is by the Beach Boys and really, what gets more California than the Beach Boys. Here’s their version.

I don’t think you really can take the California out of the girl—I think it’s just something we’re born with.

Check out other blogs on the Open Book Blog Hop to hear some more holiday music including Kelly Williams and her Blue Honor Blog (Seriously, she has recipes and blogs about dogs too!) or, for a little heartwarming writing, check out Traci Wooden Carlisle.

What are some of your favorites holiday songs?