Let’s Talk Christmas Music!

By Joy Avery

It’s the holiday season, y’all! At least, in my head. So, let’s talk Christmas music! When do you start listening to Christmas music?

After Thanksgiving? Understandable.

First day of December? Aren’t we pushing it?

Never? Oh, God, please don’t say never.

Well, I have a confession. I listen to Christmas music year ‘around. Yep, you read that right. Year ‘round. Why, you ask? Because I’m grown and I can.

Okay, seriously, Christmas music is feel-good music. Who wouldn’t want to feel the magic of Christmas all year long?! I know, I know. Some of y’all like to get through Halloween and Thanksgiving before you crank up the holiday tunes, and I ain’t mad at cha.

When it comes to Christmas music, I lean more toward the soulful golden oldies. They remind me of my childhood when family gathered from near and far, ate the bounty of food served, danced until they sweated—or somebodies back gave out, sang louder than the radio, sipped until they dozed off on the couch. Ahh, those sweet memories.

Here’s just a short list of some of my favorite holiday tunes:

“Merry Christmas, Baby” Otis Redding
“White Christmas” Otis Redding
“Presents for Christmas” Solomon Burke
“Silent Night” Temptations
“Please Come Home for Christmas” Charles Brown
“Christmas in My Heart” Candi Staton
“Run Run Rudolph” Chuck Berry
“O Holy Night” Mariah Carey
“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” Luther Vandross
“Someday at Christmas” Stevie Wonder

What are some of your favorites?

About Joy Avery

By day, Joy Avery works as a customer service assistant. By night, the North Carolina native travels to imaginary worlds—creating characters whose romantic journeys invariably end happily ever after.

Since she was a young girl growing up in Garner, Joy knew she wanted to write. Stumbling onto romance novels, she discovered her passion for love stories; instantly, she knew these were the type stories she wanted to pen.

Real characters. Real journeys. Real good love is what you’ll find in a Joy Avery romance.

Joy is married with one child. When not writing, she enjoys reading, cake decorating, pretending to expertly play the piano, driving her husband insane, and playing with her fur baby.