Everybody has Christmas music that their family grew up listening to that is their favorite simply because it is what they always listened to at their house. I am no exception and mine is Kenny and Dolly, Once Upon a Christmas. I think it may have been the only Christmas tape we had when I was very little. As an adult, I have added many other Christmas CDs to my collection, but this is one of my favorites and most nostalgic. Count on Kenny and Dolly to mix traditional carols with Christmas love songs (a fast talkin’ lover and some sloooooow burnin’ wood, anyone?), and of course the finale, Once Upon a Christmas, that is kind of cheesy with Kenny doing spoken narration, but still brings tears to my eyes as it tells about the birth of Jesus. I would love to know what your family listened to when you were little and if it is still your favorite!
My favorite Christmas CD that I discovered as an adult is Jo Dee Messina, Make a Joyful Noise. Who knew the country artists had such a hold on me?