5 of My Favourite Christmas Carols

4 Dec 2014

I wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and also share my favourite Christmas Carols with you.

SEE ALSO: 10 SONGS YOU NEED TO SING THIS CHRISTMAS AND WHY

1. Little Drummer Boy – Mandisa

One of my favourite Christmas carols since I was a little kid; it has rhythm, energy. This is my favourite version to date – we used this arrangement in our Christmas Spectacular last year. It was a rich, full sound with lots of vocalists on the platform with 4 part harmonies – HELLO!

2. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Coldplay
This arrangement is sweet, simple and not overcomplicated, just piano and vocal. I love Chris Martin’s honest, emotive vocal.

3. Sleigh Ride – Leroy Anderson / Jingle Bells Fantasy

This instrumental arrangement was always playing as my sisters and I danced around the dining room table as mum fixed the Christmas tree decorations.

(She always re-arranged the decorations after we had placed them on the tree the night before … always haha)

4. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

My first christmas gig, ‘Carols by Candlelight,’ and a singer had pulled out. So I sat in my music teachers car, listened to it for the first time and 15minutes later I was performing it live in front of my hometown. Whilst I didn’t follow the exact vocal arrangement; lets be honest her raves are ridiculous ha, it is SO much fun to sing, a classic!

5. O Holy Night

I don’t have a particular favourite arrangement of this carol but there’s something about the lyrics that get me every time;

“Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, the night when Christ was born”

There words always reminds me of the holiness of Christmas; the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

I hope you are blessed and encouraged as we celebrate Jesus this Christmas; the reason for the season 🙂 xx

Taya

This photo is the epitome of Christmas, growing up in the Smith Family. A good family photo in Kmart, wearing matching outfits handmade by my mum (she was really crafty with a sewing machine and glitter pens).

1992: The Smith Sisters

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