Christmas Favorites

Most Memorable Christmas: Either Christmas on my mission in Barnaul, or the Christmas where we were out west in Arizona and Utah

Favorite Christmas Movies to Avoid: Santa Clause is Coming to Town, Nutcracker Fantasy

Favorite Christmas Songs: Sleigh Ride, or (since Sleigh Ride isn't technically a Christmas song) O Come, All Ye Faithful, or Silent Night, or Hark, the Herald Angels Sing

Favorite Christmas Song Recordings (short list): Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas, by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, by Bing Crosby; Sleigh Ride, by Arthur Feidler and the Boston Pops

Favorite Christmas albums: The Carpenters, The King's Singers, Bing Crosby, Mel Torme, the first two Manheim Steamroller Christmas albums

Favorite Christmas Traditions (alive): Looking at lights while singing Christmas carols on Christmas Eve; watching Scrooge on Christmas Eve; watching It's a Wonderful Life on Christmas Day; St. Charles

Favorite Christmas Traditions (dead or dying): Waking up early, Dad stalling us on the stairs; slumber party in the basement



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