Picking favorites is always hard. I’m the kind of guy who rolls into a restaurant and wants to order 3 or 4 entrees because they all sound so good. But Day 3 of the Christmas Song Challenge asks us to do that. Let’s see if the TMS staff can accomplish such a daunting task.
Day 3: Your favorite Christmas song as an adult
Josh: Darlene Love – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Every year as new Christmas music comes to my attention I get new seasonal favorites, as some of my older selections become too familiar. But one song stands out among the rest as a timeless classic year after year; Darlene Love’s Christmas (Baby Please Come Home). It has been a favorite of mine for years, before I even knew what it was, as it played over the main titles at the beginning of Gremlins. (I can almost hear Rockin’ Ricky’s voice now…) The song’s lyrics paint a vivid picture of feeling lonely among the hustle and bustle of Christmas, the time of year we most want to be with the one(s) we love. Wanting to be with a special someone during Christmas time is something I’m sure we can all relate to. The emotive vocals, string arrangement, horns & Phil Spector’s signature Wall of Sound help bring this track a cut above the rest, giving it a place among the greatest Christmas songs ever. (Check out great covers by Anberlin & U2 as well)
Joey’s Pick: I Celebrate The Day – Relient K
In any season, this song can send a chill up my spine or bring a tear to my eye as it brings vivid intimacy to the Christmas story. Without a doubt, my very favorite Christmas song.
Dustin’s Pick: Wizards in Winter – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
The only good Christmas song is Wizards in Winter by TSO.
Tumps’ pick: Queen of the Winter Night – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Josh stole my pick, so you get my second favorite. No hard feelings though because Darlene Love is awesome.