I love the sights and sounds that Christmastime brings because I feel it is such a special time of year. Music has a special place during this season as it has the power to evoke emotions that you don’t see in some people any other time of year. From religious to secular, I think music that celebrates Christmas just makes people happy.
I love spending time with my family and friends during the holidays. Whether we are playing cards, reminiscing about Christmas’ past or remembering our loved ones who are no longer with us, music is always playing in the background.
From the innocent vocals of the Jackson 5 witnessing Mommy Kissing Santa Claus to those old-time favorites like Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas,” Carla Thomas’ “Gee Whiz It’s Christmas,” the Temptations “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and of course the Nat King Cole Classic “The Christmas Song.” The list could go on and on. Christmas music just makes you feel good.
In my current novel “The Christmas Promise,” several of my favorite Christmas songs are mentioned. Jennifer McClendon and Simeon Baker almost lost their Christmas spirit. I believe the words of the songs meant a lot to both of them. They were in a crisis right before the holiday and struggled to remember that Christmas was supposed to be a joyous time. I was so glad that they realized that love was the best gift that anyone could give at Christmas. I hope that you have wonderful memories of Christmas.
Here are my Top 5 Christmas songs. I have to say this was really hard to only pick 5, because there are so many that I love.
Christmas Ain’t Christmas – The O’Jays
This Christmas – Donny Hathaway
Every Year at Christmas Time – Luther Vandross
River – Peter White
Happy Holidays – The Whispers
Be sure to check out Sean’s new release The Christmas Promise!
Simeon Baker wants more than a holiday romance with the gorgeous woman he meets on vacation, but a tragic accident that almost ends his life leaves him in hospital for months, and he isn’t able to follow up on his promise to keep in touch. But Fate steps in four years after their magical island holiday, and Simeon realizes Jennifer didn’t only leave the island with good memories. If he can convince Jennifer to give them a chance at something permanent, this might just be their first family Christmas.
Sean began writing romance at the encouragement of her dear friend Christian Fiction Author Jacquelin Thomas. After the release of her first two novels TOTAL BLISS and WITH THIS RING in 2005 & 2006, Sean continued to work diligently at her craft and her next novel. FROM THIS MOMENT, the second installment in the Hearts and Flowers Series, was released in January 2011. At an early age, Sean found that she loved words and tried to read everything she could get her hands on. She joined her first book club “Sweet Pickles” at the age of 7. Writing would come later, when she wrote short stories for her own enjoyment, then she wrote the Easter play for the youth at her church at the age of 12. Sean, a graphic/web designer loves building websites and graphics almost as much as she loves writing her stories. She loves working in her church and lives in Northwest Indiana with her family.