TBT: The original post is from two years ago, and I updated the video I chose to use. Please enjoy my favorite Christmas song.
One of my favorite parts of Christmas is the music. I’ve been singing as many Christmas songs as I could learn since I was first able to sing, as far as I can remember anyway (between singing Christmas songs and songs from Annie loudly, for all to hear when I was a child, it’s hard to understand why I’m terrified to sing in front of people now). Though I do actually enjoy many of the more secular songs, like “Frosty the Snowman” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” the dearest to me have always been the more traditional songs- the songs about the true origin and meaning of the holiday. When I was younger, my favorite was always “Silent Night.” It’s slow, reverent, and beautiful. However, somehow I had missed for years the most beautiful of all Christmas songs.
Then in the early ’90s, while watching Home Alone, I heard…
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