I don't know about you, but I've loved reading Carrie's "Let's Rate Something" posts! Inspired by her genius (What's that? Did you just call me a suck-up?), I bring you a Christmas song edition of Let's Rate Something!
Top Five Favorite Christmas Songs
Honorable Mention: Angels We Have Heard On High
What's that? Those aren't the words? Embarrassing.
Yes, eventually I grew up and looked in that hymnal to see that people actually were NOT singing my name, but I definitely spent a few years of my childhood thinking that someone was thoughtful enough to put my name in such a pretty song.
#5 Mr. Grinch
Now, with that said, I also LOVE the mean, nasty, disgusting song "Mr. Grinch" and all the amazingly descriptive lines about that lovable green guy.
Favorite line: "You have all the tender sweetness of a seasick crocodile, Mr. Grinch. Given the choice between the two of you, I'd take the....seasick crocodile!
#4 Joy to the World
Favorite line: "Let every heart prepare Him room, and heaven and nature sing!"
#3 Christmas Time is Here
Favorite line: "Oh that we, could always see such spirit through the year!"
#2 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
It came upon the midnight clear,
that glorious song of old,
from angels bending near the earth
to touch their harps of gold:
"Peace on the earth, good will to men,
from heaven's all-gracious King."
The world in solemn stillness lay,
to hear the angels sing.
Still through the cloven skies they come
with peaceful wings unfurled,
and still their heavenly music floats
o'er all the weary world;
above its sad and lowly plains,
they bend on hovering wing,
and ever o'er its Babel sounds
the blessed angels sing.
Yet with the woes of sin and strife
the world has suffered long;
Beneath the angel-strain have rolled
two thousand years of wrong;
And man, at war with man, hears not
the love-song which they bring;
O hush the noise, ye men of strife,
and hear the angels sing.
And ye, beneath life's crushing load,
whose forms are bending low,
who toil along the climbing way
with painful steps and slow,
look now! for glad and golden hours
come swiftly on the wing.
O rest beside the weary road,
and hear the angels sing!
For lo! the days are hastening on,
by prophet seen of old,
when with the ever-circling years
shall come the time foretold
when peace shall over all the earth
its ancient splendors fling,
and the whole world send back the song
which now the angels sing.
Favorite line: "O hush the noise, ye men of strife, and hear the angels sing!"
#1 O Holy Night
Favorite line: Truly He taught us to love one another."
There you have it! What's your favorite Christmas song? Hope you're having a great week! See you tomorrow for Photo Friday.