I apologise for the lack of book reviews this month. It’s been majorly History based and I’m not that sorry because I absolutely adore History. So there’s that. I did just finish If I Stay by Gayle Forman and it was decent I suppose, I wasn’t thinking much of it until I cried on the last page. Go read that book if you want to cry.
Back to the topic at hand: Christmas songs. Is November too early to listen to Christmas songs? I didn’t think so. It wasn’t until I was happily singing O’Christmas Tree whilst washing the dishes and my mother pointed out rather angrily that it was ONLY November, that most people absolutely despise anything Christmas until December. Ironically, I am listening to Christmas songs whilst typing this. I’m also procrastinating planning my 5000 word dissertation I thought would be a good idea to do in September.
What is wrong with listening to Christmas songs though? I understand that that some believe it’s bad luck to listen to anything Christmassy, but November is the time where all the Christmas adverts invade our televisions so surely it’s alright then? Halloween is over, as is Bonfire Night, the next thing to look forward to is Christmas. The fact is, the majority of Christmas songs result in a feeling of happiness that no other music can produce. (I’m joking here, there’s plenty of other happy music but CHRISTMAS). For instance, for the majority of the day I have been SO TIRED, probably due to the fact my first lesson wasn’t until 12.20 and I was stuck for about 3 hours doing homework, revision and coursework – not the most stimulating – but now I’m home, I am so awake it’s unreal. Admittedly, there are probably other factors that have woken me up, but for the sake of this post I’m saying it’s the Christmas songs.
Not really sure what the purpose of this post was, to be honest, I just wanted to write something that wasn’t school work. However, Christmas songs are very important and need to be discussed, so here are my favourite Christmas songs / albums / music that is Christmas based.
- Sounds of the Season – Taylor Swift (if you know me, you probably realised this would feature)
- Shake Up Christmas – Train
- Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens
- Warm This Winter – Gabrielle Cilmi
- On This Winters Night – Lady Antebellum
- Winter Dreams (Brandon’s Song) – Kelly Clarkson