Friday, December 24, 2010

Top Ten Traditional Christmas Songs

I gave you my list of top ten non-traditional Christmas songs.  Now I will run down my top favourite traditional Christmas songs.  These are the carols that have been sung for centuries and are known as "traditional" with messages of peace, love, hope, Christ, etc..  I will start at number ten.  Enjoy!

#10 - "Carol of the Bell" by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra is AMAZING!  You might recognize this from "Home Alone."  Check this metal version of it!

#9 - "O Come O Come Emanuel" by Joel Cathy and Colleen Ballinger featuring Wade Johnston
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Another YouTube collaboration which is a great version!

#8 - "Ding Dong Merrily On High" by Charlotte Church
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It was hard to find a version done by a lot of people.  So I chose Charlotte Church.  It's a great version in itself.

#7 - "Silent Night" by Andrea Bocelli
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Another great version of a classic Christmas carol by the one and only Andrea Bocelli.

#6 - "O Holy Night" by MercyMe
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A great version by a favourite Christian rock band of mine.

#5 - "The Holly And The Ivy" by Jim Brickman
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I couldn't find a good one with vocals I liked.  So I am using a very good piano instrumental version of it by Jim Brickman.

#4 - "Angels We Have Heard On High" by Andrea Bocelli
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This is an amazing version by an amazing operatic tenor singer in Andrea Bocelli.  The words I say would not be enough to express how awesome he is on this song.

#3 - "The First Noel" by Kenny Rogers and Boyz II Men
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A unique pairing of Kenny Rogers and Boyz II Men, but it worked for this classic traditional Christmas song.

#2 - "I Saw Three Ships" by Sting
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This is a great version by one of my favourite singer-songwriters and musicians.  His voice just makes it ace!

#1 - "O Come All Ye Faithful" by Pomplamoose featuring Wade Johnston
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A great version by a favourite talented duo of mine accompanied by an equally talented Wade Johnston.  They do this version in a different and unique way.

I seriously hope you enjoyed it because it took a bunch of searching and thinking to come up with this list.  If I don't post anything before Christmas, I just want to wish a safe and blessed Christmas.  Merry Christmas peeps!

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