So, I am happy to participate in Rex's Christmas Song List adventure. As he mentioned, we are listing our top 5 "runner-up" songs in no particular order, followed by our 5 favorite Christmas songs in descending order.
Before I list my first runner-up, I want to clarify that this is an impossible task. Rex and I have spent a good deal of time discussing the impossibility of having a "static" list of favorite rides, parks, etc. It is a living, breathing phenomena in which a list of "favorite" rides or, in this case, Christmas songs, will change quite frequently. (Take a listen to our recent podcast #18 for a more detailed explanation). Anyway, having said that, I can now start my list.
The Beast's 1st Runner-Up Christmas Song
Born To Die
This song is from the Bebo Norman album, "Christmas From the Realms of Glory" and it had an immediate impact on me. The album was released on Oct. 2, 2007. If you don't know the song (and chances are, you don't!), then go to the Itunes Store, search for Bebo Norman Christmas From the Realms of Glory, and click on Born to Die to listen to a sample of the song, including the chorus. Unbelievably good.