Christmas Song Challenge Day 3

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.

Don’t forget to recap Day 1 & Day 2 of the Christmas Song Challenge!



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