New game: every Monday or so I’ll do one of these posts where I tell you my favorite something-or-other and then ask yours. I will get more comments (for one day) and be pleased with myself, you will get to opine, and we’ll all enjoy each other’s faves.
Today: Christmas songs. While they’re still fresh in your head, name your favorite and least favorite, in two categories: Religious and secular. (For a total of four songs.)
- Favorite religious: “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing“
- Least favorite religious: “Away in a Manger.” It’s sentimental, not worshipful. Also, baby Jesus cried, folks. Also, I don’t have a cradle, so I don’t know how Jesus is supposed to stand by it all night.
- Favorite secular: “Merry Christmas Baby,” Otis Redding. (Close runner-up is “Please Come Home for Christmas,” of which Willie Nelson has a nice version in addition to the more familiar Eagles one.)
- Least favorite secular: “The Christmas Song” (“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,” etc.)