that perfect hand…

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big… and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time… it's perfect. It's mine.

christmas music



Is it that time already? JUST ABOUT. I love Christmas music but I am pretty selective about my tastes. I own probably 20 odd Christmas albums but I find myself repeating the same few over and over and over again. And now that I’ve recently learned (yes, I am behind the times) about torrent downloading, I’ve been able to track down some pretty classic Christmas music. That’s neither here nor there, as I try best I can to pay for music and support artists, my current fleet of Christmas music genius (including but not limited to) are the following albums and songs, # 1 on the list being my all time favourite. Please, get with me in the season and post a comment with your own favourite Christmas music/songs… I could always use some more:

1. Sarah McLachlan’s “Wintersong” album. My. Favourite.

2. Paul Brandt’s “A Gift” album.

3. “Christmas Song” by Dave Matthews Band (This song has so many glorious Christmas memories from Calgary for me, it gives me chills every time I listen to it.)

4. “Maybe this Christmas” by Ron Sexsmith (First heard on The O.C.)

5. Boney M’s “Christmas Album” album.

6. “Baby it’s Cold Outside” by Bing Crosby (I think that’s the best version? Leanne?)

7. Garth Brooks’ “The Magic of Christmas” album.

8. Casting Crowns’ “Peace on Earth” album.

9. “12 Days of Christmas” carol as sang by my DAD.

10. City on a Hill’s “It’s Christmastime” album…most noteable: “Manger Throne” by Third Day. (This cd stirs my heart and my desire for snow, hot chocolate, and a fireplace).

11. Sheree Plett and Eisenhauer’s “Lights Used to Shine” album.

12. Jewel’s “Joy: A Holiday Collection” disc.

Also, apparently Chris Tomlin has a new Christmas cd out so that might be a dream come true… who knows. Anyways, give me some stuff to add to my library… yes!


3 thoughts on “christmas music

  1. Ok…don’t judge but I don’t think Christmas is the same without ‘Now the bells ring, by Rita MacNiel’. I am sure Mark would just shake his head but I admit to owning her Christmas album. Oh and ‘Jingle Bell Rock, by Lynn Anderson SO reminds me of mom at Christmas time. Mark and I have the Sara Mclachlans wintersong album but only in the ‘sampler’ version (I think we got it free from Canadian tire last year)…and we absolutely love it! Maybe I should spring for the whole thing:). I think maybe I should get on this Christmas music stuff too…we don’t have much for selection…not even the ‘boney M’ one :O.

  2. WHAT!

    Actually… I just got the torrent for the whole Barenaked Ladies Christmas CD…it is also quite good. I think tonight I am going to start blaring the tunes.

    Next up, you’re right Lynn Anderson and Rita MacNiel!

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