Angela Nazworth
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Angela Nazworth is a shame-fighting storyteller who writes mostly about the beauty of grace, faith, friendship, vulnerability and community. She is a wife and a mother of two. Angela's also an encourager, a lover of good books, coffee, girl's night out, sunshine, and waterfalls. In the 15 years since she...

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  1. My favorite songs have to be on an old Amy Grant CD I have. I love Christmas Music as long as it’s not just “Jingle Bells” or “White Christmas”. I want some music that tells us about Jesus’ birth.

  2. I’m totally with you on that one! I had Christmas music playing from Pandora all day yesterday as I was papercrafting. My husband came in the door, listened for a second, then just shook his head and smiled. I could listen to it year round, too!

  3. I couldn’t wait for my favorite Christian radio station to start their yearly round the clock Christmas music playing the day after Thanksgiving. I work in a small ice cream shop/bakery. I do the baking. My boss, the owner, lets me play whatever I want on the radio when I’m there, so it’s great to have good Christian music playing. Yesterday was just a little different. It was Christian Christmas music. I think I did double my usually baking, what a wonderful day. 😀

  4. Truth be known…I enjoy listening to some songs all year long. I keep the music in the car…and sometimes just turn it on to keep the spirit flowing all year.

  5. As a singer with my local Choral Union, we have been rehearsing Christmas music since late October. We are recording a Christmas CD in one week which will be a fun experience! We perform two concerts over the following weekend. A patron last year told me that joy shines from me when I sing. That’s how much I love singing Christmas music!

  6. i bought the new michael buble christmas cd – and have been playing it for a few weeks. i love christmas music all year long. i can’t pick just one favorite song – but i do love silent night, it brings tears to my heart.

  7. I start playing Christmas music in September usually. I am a crafter and always have many Christmas crafty things to do. It helps me keep in the proper mood to work on my Christmas gifts. I love the music of Christmas. An old song called “Beautiful City” is probably my favorite.

  8. I’m one of those silly people who could listen to the joyous sounds of Christmas music all year, but I do wait until after Thanksgiving. I think my favorite Christmas song of late is “Mary Did You Know”.

  9. I LOVE Christmas music!! Love it! I can’t wait until Thanksgiving, I start listening before. O Holy Night is my favorite. Makes me want to fall to my knees.

  10. I starting listening to Christmas music on November 15th this year. Some of the staff & member of our church put out a great Christmas album called “Comfort & Joy” and fell in love with the album with the 1st listen. They are called Folk Angel & Friends and they modernize traditional Christmas music. There is even some Slam Poetry in there that tells of the story of Jesus.

    I am not normally the girl who listens before Thanksgiving, but this year was an exception. Listening to their album just makes me think of Jesus!

  11. The music starts right after or a tad before Halloween. That’s because our daughter is learning both piano and violin and has time to learn before recitals mid-December. I love it, the music of Christmas layered over the ambiguity of Halloween/Reformation day.
    Decorating in a big way waits for after Thanksgiving though. I usually try to keep preparations for Christmas non visual so we can enjoy fall colors a bit first (where I live you have to look to find trees and ivy changing colors, but they are there). We are baking our last pumpkin this weekend and bringing the Christmas boxes in from the garage.

  12. Usually I am not that early with Christmas decorations. After all we still celebrate St Nicolas this weekend, it’s where your Santa comes from actually. But I couldn’t help myself when I went to the store with mom today. We started looking for Christmas decorations, it’s really frowned upon when getting into it before our national holiday. But the wreath is on my front door, light in front of the window but I will wait to put Rudolph outside, I’ll give m that. I was so looking forward to this today that out of nowhere I started singing Christmas songs. So far they aren’t in the stores yet : ) Told you, I am early but loving it!!

  13. If I had my way, I’d listen to Christmas music all year long – I LOVE it! But, my kids won’t let me…. now that we’ve got some in college, we have to do the tree when they’re home for Thanksgiving, so I get away with starting my music the day after Turkey Day. Selah’s Christmas CD is one of the best I own.

  14. I live in Beijing right now, where the holiday season is less evident than in the States; as such, listening to Christmas music is going to be the primary way I enter into the Christmas spirit this year. I usually wait until the first Sunday of Advent to start listening, but I listen to ‘O Come, O Come Emmanuel’ all year long. It’s my favorite Christmas hymn and always feels appropriate, no matter what time of year.

  15. I start playing Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving. Like a lot of you it is one holiday at a time for me.

    My favorite song is “Little Drummer Boy”. That song speaks of using your talents to make/give a gift. Giving of yourself not just buying something from Wal-Mart.

  16. I love Christmas music also & have certain songs on my ipod I listen to all year, try to hold off until after Thanksgiving for all other Christmas listening. Joy to World is my favorite especially the versions of Chris Tomlin & Casting Crowns

  17. Great post! Cannot turn on Christmas music until the day before Thanksgiving, and it helps get me in the spirit for Thanksgiving and all the crazy Black Friday shopping. I think any Christmas music prior to that is just crazy – despite that I love it all and the message of Christ’s birth year round. I love the joy and hustle/bustle around the holidays, and the music helps get you more into the spirit. When I’m decorating the house for the season, I HAVE to play Christmas music or it just falls flat, ya know?

    My favorite song is Joy to the World and In the First Light. Love. 🙂

  18. I love Christmas music! I also love the Thanksgiving holiday, so I don’t let myself pull out the music until the day after Thanksgiving at the earliest. I love the old traditional carols, and I’ve already got my Pandora stations set up. 🙂 This year, I’m also planning to move through Advent by posting various carols on my blog each evening. My favorites are probably “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”, “O Come,O Come Emmanuel” and “Joy to the World.”

  19. Usually, starting in October, I am counting down the days to Christmas and am anxiously awaiting to listen to Christmas music right after Thanksgiving. I used to listen to Christmas music whenever our local radio station would start their Christmas station in mid-October. This year, I’ve decided to deliberately slow down and be in the present this Christmas. I too, like you, want to be enveloped in the truth and focus on the real reason for Christmas. I don’t know what is different about this year. maybe the fact that I just returned from a missions trip to Africa, moved to a new home, and was out-of-town for Thanksgiving all in one month, that my soul is being forced to slow down and take things one day at a time. I’ve found a lot more meaning in Christmas for me this year and I’m making it my goal to focus on that.