How fortunate that 1st December is also the 1st Sunday of Advent!? The first thing you need to know about me is that I have a personal relationship with Advent Sundays because I, as a kid, didn’t get the 24 advent calendar. My mom and dad decided that a bigger present every Sunday of Advent was preferable so that’s the tradition I grew up with. Honestly, I don’t think my parents wanted to come up with ideas for 24 small presents – it’s a lot of work, I get it. The second thing is that I, as I recall, have never believed in Santa Claus. So who came with the presents for the Advent Calendar? Well, in Denmark we have something called a nisse. I suppose you could call it a nordic kind of Elf because nisser in Denmark are the ones who helps Santa in his workshop. Anyway, as a kid I firmly believed that (jule)nissen (jul is Danish for Christmas) had come during the night and hung the present for me (we a tapestry with rings at the bottom where presents where hung) and since (jule)nissen is probably the only fantasy creature I’ve ever believed in it created a special relationship with Advent Sundays. One that, even though I don’t believe in nisser anymore, is still strong in my adulthood.
For the first Sunday of Advent I wanted to put you in a lovely Christmas mood with 10 of my favourite songs from the English repertoire. I have a ton of Danish favourites, too, so if you’re brave you can listen to them below where I have embedded my entire Christmas Spotify playlist. Enjoy!
1. HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS Michael Bublé
2. ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU Mariah Carey
3. LAST CHRISTMAS Wham!
4. BELIEVE Josh Groban
5. WRAPPED IN RED Kelly Clarkson
6. WHITE CHRISTMAS Bing Crosby
7. SILENT NIGHT Michael Bublé
8. HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER) John Lennon
9. LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! Seth MacFarlane
10. OH HOLY NIGHT Christina Grimmie
Hopefully you are now in a jolly Christmas mood and ready to crack open December! Thank you for stopping by. See you next Sunday where it’s all about finding the perfect gift for a the Potterhead in your life.
Which Christimas song is your favourite?