My top three this year fall mostly in the traditional category.
First up, this amazing a capella version of Carol of the Bells by the group Straight, No Chaser. Their voices and harmonies give me goose bumps every time I hear it.
Next is this non-traditional version of O Holy Night. I can't exactly put my finger on why I love this version so much; maybe it's the way the line and the soul felt its worth comes out. I am moved every time.
Finally, the one everyone’s been talking about—Mary, Did You Know? Pentatonix did this and if you aren’t familiar with their music, go Google them on You Tube and prepare to be amazed. I also like this song and this one.
And just for fun, here’s Straight, No Chaser’s version of the 12 Days of Christmas—makes me laugh every time.