I love Christmas music. More specifically, classical Christmas music. Really, it's the only time of year I can get away with listening to choral music without being a total nerd. My preference is for minor key, kind of depressing, old fashioned melodies. Here are some of my favorites:
Choir of Winchester Cathedral "Gabriel's Message":
From the Handel's Messiah, "Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs." This is one of my favorite songs from The Messiah, featuring some of the most understandable and beautiful Isaiah verses. The minor key building up to lovely resolution is simply gorgeous. The Bow Valley Chorus took it at a pace I like:
And last, from the impeccable Cambridge Singers "Coventry Carol."