Favorite Christmas song?

I’m currently in the middle of a debate with myself.

This debate is over two songs and which one should be my official favorite Christmas song of all time. This is something I’ve done a lot lately, since I’m now 20 and figure I’ve been around long enough to be informed and experienced on enough things that I can officially nail down my favorites. For example, I decided my top two favorite movies of all time are Lord of the Rings 3 and Inception.

But Christmas music has been a lot harder. How can I choose? There are so many songs with meanings, memories, and emotions connected to them that it’s almost impossible to pick.

I think I’ve narrowed it down to two, though, and I even have some good versions of them to choose from.

The first is “O Come O Come Emmanuel.” I never really knew why I liked this song so much, since we rarely sang it at church when I was younger and it’s not very common on the radio. Then my mom explained that we used to do Advent with my Catholic side of the family when I was little, and they always sang that song. So that probably has something to do with it.

Why do I like this song? It’s pretty and has a lot of meaning. It uses history of Israel and its anticipation of the Messiah, so it’s almost like a passage in Isaiah or something else in the Bible. It always seems to give me goosebumps.

Casting Crowns - Peace On Earth

I don’t really have a favorite recorded version of this. The one by Casting Crowns from their album “Peace on Earth” is really pretty, but it’s just instrumental, so you lose the lyrics.

The second is “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” I don’t remember  registering that I liked it until I saw the movie Elf, but I think the song is really cute now. I like how unique it is, like a conversation between two people. It’s great to sing along with, too.


There are two versions of this song that I really like. One is from the Elf soundtrack with Zooey Deschanel. Her voice is great. Another good version is by the Glee cast from “Glee: The Music – Christmas Album.” I don’t watch Glee, but I enjoy the songs, and this album has a great rendition of “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”


I don’t know if I can choose between these two songs. They are completely different from each other. Maybe I can compromise and make one my favorite church Christmas song and the other be my favorite fun Christmas song. Either way, I look forward to hearing both of these songs over the next month.

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