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My Top 10 Holiday Songs

Reseda High School Vocal Ensemble 1977

I was in choirs from elementary school through high school. Some of my favorite songs were the ones we sang at holiday concerts. By “holiday,” I’m not being “War on Christmas-y.” Most of the songs are Christmas ones, but some are not. All of them have some sort of story or meaning for me — including songs that came out after I limited my singing to the shower.

So, for December, I’m doing the “Top 10” thing and listing my Top 10 favorite holiday songs. My ranking is based on what the song means to me and the story behind it. As I share my stories, you might think about what the song’s meaning is to you.

Here’s the list:

10. Monotone Angel

9. Jingle Bells

8. Adeste Fideles

7. Maoz Tzur

6. Joy to the World

5. The First Noel

4. Hallelujah Chorus

3. Balulalow

2. Grown-Up Christmas List

1. Angels We Have Heard on High

I hope you enjoy the series. Happy Holidays!