***Until Christmas Day, I will be highlighting one song that defines Christmas for me and my family. Hopefully, some of these songs will be an inspiration to you and your family as well.
Day 10 – Taylor Swift – A country start that became the Pop icon
The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection Song – Silent Night
My family loves Taylor Swift. Let me start by saying that we were Taylor Swift fans before Taylor Swift was Taylor Swift. We have been fans since her country days and to be honest, there are times when we still listen to the “old songs” because Ms. Taylors voice and a guitar was just pure magic. The same can be said with Taylor’s version of Silent Night. It is such a change of pace (in a good way) to your traditional version of the song. It was a song that we would listen to when we would be missing Georgia.
In 2014, my daughter and I had the chance of a lifetime to not only spend a night with Taylor Swift but also do so at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. My daughter had an absolute blast! This concert had a huge impact on my daughter. Even now at the age of 10, my daughter still wears Keds, writes poems, short stories, and has journals because “…thats what Taylor use to do”. Since the concert she also started joining the school choir and has participated in plays. Never would have imagined that a concert would have such an impact on a 8 year old. Taylor Swift’s 1989 album is my families soundtrack during our adventures in the Pacific and Asia for the last two years. Believe me, Shake it off and Blank Space has been blasted in the Philippines, Japan, and Guam plenty of times! -PJSLB
- Day 1 – Hallelujah by Pentatonix
- Day 2 – Silent Night by Kelly Clarkson
- Day 3 – O Holy Night by Celine Dion
- Day 4 – Jesus Born on this day by Mariah Carey
- Day 5 – Light of the world (Behold Version) by Lauren Daigle
- Day 6 – O Little Town of Bethlehem by Frank Sinatra
- Day 7 – Joy to the world by Nat King Cole
- Day 8 – O come O come, Emmanuel by Whitney Houston
- Day 9 – Away in a manger by Fred Ames