Ahhh... the Holidaze! Every other commercial on the radio or TV is about one sale or another complete with Christmas theme and the sound of bells jingling in the background. Then there's the radio stations that feel the need to play Christmas songs and nothing but Christmas songs 24/7 from T-giving until New Years Day. Hell, I walked into a Subway this past week and they even had the 24/7 music going on. Every where you go, you're bombarded by in-your-face, we'll-beat-any-price, shove it down your throat Christmas stuff. And, of course, Wal-Mart has to be the one to get the whole train-a-rollin' by putting out their all-chinese made Christmas crap starting the 2nd week of September! By the time Dec. 25th rolls around, you're so sick of it and sincerely happy it's finally over.
When I was a kid, (and Blaine and will back me up on this) there was a holiday tradition. It was almost an unwritten rule of sorts. The kickoff to the Christmas season didn't start until Santa pulled up the rear of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. That's what everyone abided by and it worked.
Anyway, that's not the topic of this thread, that was just me getting up on my soap box for a minute. I'm fine now.
So, with Christmas songs blasting from nearly every speaker in public places nearly constantly at the moment, I'm sure that like me, you get kinda tired of it as well. That said, there's a few songs that you hold near and dear that you never get tired of hearing and that's what this thread is about. I'll list mine, then you do the same.
When my girls were little, we would schedule a couple of nights driving around looking at holiday light displays. There are some incredibly well done displays here in the desert southwest both private and commercial. One of the best in the country is just a few miles up the road at the Mesa Mormon Temple. 2.5 million lights! It's a spectacular sight to behold, indeed.
Anyway, for those nights of driving around, I made a mix tape (CD) with various songs the family all liked. Two of those songs were suggested by my girls and I still get goosebumps and a lump in my throat whenever I hear them because of the great memories the conjure up. Technically, neither was written as a "Christmas" song. However, both have fallen into that category.
The Eyes of a Child by Air Supply
Angels Among Us by Alabama