The song appeals to me for its classic pop sound, but also for its combination of an upbeat melody with rather wistful lyrics. The theme is a fairly common one in Christmas pop music – it’s supposed to be the happiest time of year, but you’re separated from someone you love and that makes it sad:
What song is it? The lyrics are quoted, and other thoughts about the song are shared, in a guest post for My Friend Amy as part of her “25 Days of Christmas Music” leading up to the Big Day. Please go visit her to read the rest of the post...but while you’re here, tell me about one of your favorite holiday songs in the comments!
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Before I saw the movie Love, Actually, which is one of my favorite Christmas movies ever, I never paid much attention to the song "All I Want for Christmas is you," but now I like it because it reminds me of the movie!
I like Gary Hoey's guitar version of "Your a Mean One, Mr. Grinch." Jenn found it on iTunes a few years ago and really liked it. You can listen it on his site.
Jeanne – I need to watch that movie again; I really enjoyed it. And I like that song a lot, too :-).
Mike – I think you may have mentioned that song last year, too, so I really should check it out! I am rather partial to the original version, though.
I haven't heard Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) in years. I noticed you included the video of Darlene Love singing it along with your guest post. I'll have to go and listen to it (after my husband finishes listening to his podcast).
I'm partial to Christmas hymns. The kind we used to sing in church around the holidays (O' Come All Ye Faithful, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Emmanuel, What Child is This, etc). And I love Carol of the Bells. It's probably the chorus girl in me who loves singing in round. I love holiday music and would probably play it year round if I could get away with it. Mixed with other music too, of course.
Wendy (Literary Feline) – The Christmas hymns are the main thing I miss now that I don't go to church; that was always my favorite place to sing them. I'm rather partial to "Angels We Have Heard on High;" I'd always try not to be out of breath at the end of "Gloooooooooooria…" :-).