So, the fact that I'm getting the Christmas itch already, despite the joke of a summer we had here in Eastern WA, is encouraging.
As I was shuffling through Josh Groban and A Charlie Brown Christmas, David Crowder*Band's version of Oh Holy Night rose to the surface. This recording was recommended to me by my good friend Whitney, who appreciates my neurotic obsession with finding the perfect recording of Oh Holy Night, a topic which I will not get into here (you're welcome). You can read last year's post if you're interested.
I'm not sure why I'm getting the itch so early but I'm going to go with it and start the 2011 hunt and I'm looking for suggestions!
My stand-by recording for the years has been Celine Dion; she rocks vocally, but, if we're being honest, her style kinda bugs me. The biggest surprise of 2010 was Phil Wickham and I'm going to call David Crowder*Band my first kill of 2011.
I know there are hundreds out there, so hit me up with your favorite recordings of this holiday favorite or record one of your own!!
Here are a few I've already heard
Hit: Mormon Tabernacle Choir*
On the Fence
Kelly Clarkson :'(
*Choral and instrumental recordings don't really count, I'm looking for a solo or small ensemble recording