Original air date: Monday, December 14, 2015
From tales in print to today, storytelling has evolved into modern media that continues to find new ways to evoke the feelings associated with the holiday season for each era and generation. Many of our most beloved songs today came from movie soundtracks. Really! Join us as we celebrate the Christmas spirit in a Pop Conscious way!
This letter, written to a newspaper in 1897, continues to inspire the wonder and power of BELIEF… and it’s the theme for the Christmas Eve Service put together by Stacy for Unity of the Oaks!
Here are some of our favorite Christmas songs from film soundtracks (with links to youtube clips!):
- All I Want for Christmas is You – the Olivia Olson version from the 2003 movie Love Actually (and don’t forget “Christmas is All Around”!)
- Once Upon a December – from the 1997 animated film Anastasia.
- The Peace Carol – by John Denver from the 1979 Christmas special, John Denver & The Muppets: A Christmas Together
- Christmastime is Here – from the 1965 Charlie Brown Christmas Special (and here’s Malayna’s favorite version from Sarah McLachlan with Diana Krall on piano!)
- Holly Jolly Christmas – from the 1964 claymation TV special
- Christmas in Hollis – (Run DMC) from the movie Die Hard (1988) set during the Christmas season and featured on the 1987 charity album A Very Special Christmas
- What’s This – by Danny Elfman from 1993’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Put a Little Love in Your Heart – from the 1988 movie Scrooged starring Bill Murray.
- Baby, It’s Cold Outside – from the 2003 film Elf with Zooey Deschanel and Will Ferrell.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – (Judy Garland) from the 1944 film Meet Me in St. Louis.
White Christmas – (Bing Crosby) from the 1942 film Holiday Inn