Sounds of the Season by Cheryl Harper

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I like to sing. I like to sing loudly. I only sing in the privacy of my own car with the windows rolled up and the radio on blast because I do not sing well. This photo is an artist’s rendering of my holiday singing. So far, I haven’t heard too much holiday music. This is a good thing, because hearing Christmas music too soon can send me into a “bah humbug” funk. The television commercials are coming, though. The mall music is lurking nearby, so let’s talk songs we’re looking forward to this season. Here’s a very quick list I put together:

  1. “Happy Christmas (War is Over)” by John Lennon
    This is a song that makes me think of people I love and the future and all the hope that Christmas should bring. Right now, it’s a great reminder of the military men and women protecting us because war is not over. Did I mention I go for the full rollercoaster of emotion at Christmas?
  2. “Silver Bells”.
    This one’s all about bubbles of joy.
  3. “Feliz Navidad.”
    Fun to sing AND dance around the kitchen with. Plus, it stays with me FOR-EV-AH.
  4. “Do You Hear What I Hear?”
    This one makes me cry. Consistently. But I also sing “Listen to what I say” with extreme gusto. Like, a lot of it. I should have been a king, obvi.
  5. “O Holy Night.”
    I can rely on this one to knock me out at my church’s Christmas Eve service. I better come with tissue, so much tissue. A thrill of hope, exactly what I need. This is when I’m ready for Christmas.

Do you have a song that you’re looking forward to? What songs instantly put you in the joyful, peaceful Christmas frame of mind?

In Heartwarming Holiday Wishes, Cheryl Harper contributed Finding His Fiancee by Christmas. Her latest Harlequin Heartwarming release is Smoky Mountain Sweethearts.