I have been taking a poll among my patients as to their favorite Christmas carols. This means I have asked patients from the ages of 3-22 years to weigh in. It is such fun to hear all of the different responses.  So this is “TKD” Christmas play list presented by my patients. 

When I asked a 3 year old what Christmas song he liked he quickly said, “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”. I agree it does sound like a Christmas song...the star, right?   

The younger set likes “Frosty the Snowman”,  “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer”, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, as well as “Silent Night” which many of them are signing for their school Christmas programs.  I can still remember watching my own children perform these songs and “Silent Night” with elementary school voices could bring me to tears!!  Such sweet and innocent voices. 

Some of the other favorites have been “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”, “Alvin and The Chipmunks”, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”, and “Jingle Bells”. 

The older kids like “All I Want for Christmas is You”, “Let it Snow, Let it Snow” (maybe wishing for a white Christmas here in Texas), and Santa Baby”. 

And for me.....I still love “Oh Holy Night” and “Ave Maria”, they just make the season. Christmas Eve always ends with the beautiful hymn “Joy to the World”. 

I can confess that by Christmas my family is a bit over my continuous stream of carols......but I promise I will turn them back on again next year.