25 Days and 25 Different Versions begins Now

Two sisters of mine and I love the song, “O Holy Night”. Earlier this week, one of the sisters and I were going back and forth with emails about which performer’s version of “O Holy Night” was the best version. Thanks to the email exchange, my sister introduced me to a new performer’s versions.

Point of clarification, the performer is not new. He has been around for years, and his voice is very well known on Broadway. However, though I recognized his voice, I had never before heard his version of “O Holy Night” until my sister shared it with me. (I’ll share his version later this month.)

This morning, I pulled together 25 different performers singing “O Holy Night”. While singing to myself I though, “Why not share these versions with the blogosphere? Share a little holiday cheer.”

So, starting today, I will post a different performer singing/playing his/her version of “O Holy Night”. Though the song’ is distinctively Christian, I hope you will take a moment and listen to it regardless of your faith (or lack thereof).

Side note: I am a huge fan of Neil Diamond. Huge fan. (HUGE) I laughed when I found he recorded “O Holy Night”. I am humored by the fact that a Jewish man is singing about the birth of someone the Jewish faith considers just another person. Cracks me up. I love irony. Moreover, I love people embracing things regardless of faith.

Today I share a comical version of “O Holy Night”. I hope you enjoy it. In the words of Cartmen, this song ‘kicks ass’!

45 thoughts on “25 Days and 25 Different Versions begins Now

    1. Cartmen is awesome, K8. I know, I know, not everyone is a fan, but honestly – his version wasn’t too bad. He hit the notes well! (smile) Tomorrow’s will be more serious. Promise.

    1. I am happy I caught you off guard, MJ! Even better that I got a laugh from you, too! This here Goofus plans on sharing more. (smile) Stick around, MJ! (And thanks for visiting!)

  1. Okay, I’ll confess that I’m not a huge South Park fan and I got through about 20 seconds before needing it to stop, stop, STOP! But I do love this idea and I look forward to other versions! (Oh, how I hope you have one by Pavarotti!)

    1. Okay, since you confessed to me, I shall confess to you. Ready? I don’t have Pavarotti. Ack. I’m sorry. BUT, but… I may be able to add him. I am pretty set on the remaining 24 slots. Please, fear not, Leonore. I am fairly confident you’ll enjoy the rest of the list.

  2. I haven’t listened to this one yet, but O Holy Night is one of my FAVORITES. 25 days of it is GOOD. I hope. πŸ™‚

      1. Lenore lets give that a try. If you are afraid of comments you can post that one by making comments on that post disable. Is n’t it a great idea?

      1. Ok, here’s the deal. I will sing it for you and I will sing it in Cartman’s voice and post it on youtube. Then you will HAVE to do it, Lenore because I will have embarassed myself beyond repair!

        1. Okay, back at you. If you are honestly willing to do your own version, then yes – I will do it, too. And, I will take it one step further and make it a link up post. I’ll challenge every one to sing their own version of ‘O Holy Night’, and they can link their version to my blog on Dec. 25th. Whatcha think? I’ll mention the idea in my post tomorrow.

  3. As an atheist Jew, even I am offended by that rendition. I had a friend in the 8th grade who came from a musical family. She had (still does) an amazing voice and she sang that song at the “Hoiday” show and I will never ever forget how amazing it sounded. To me, that song belongs to 13-year-old Jennifer.

    1. First I have to laugh… your comments crack me up, Kim. I’m not laughing at the fact that you are offended by Cartmen’s rendition. My apologies for the fact that he offended you. Second, a Jewish atheist? This means there is hope for you. The fact that you still claim your Jewish heritage leads me to believe you aren’t quite certain your an atheist. Let me know if you want to talk. I think the gift this week is a new coffee maker for all converts. (giggle, giggle)

      I wish you had a recording of Jennifer’s version. Too bad recordings were so dang complicated all those years ago. HA!

  4. I actually started reading backwards from the third iteration and was going to suggest Cartman’s version off the record. Wasn’t I just ticked to see you had it covered. That’s my girl, putting Cartman’s version in the first slot πŸ™‚

    1. Sheyra-E!! So good to see you! I would never disappoint you, my friend. Well, maybe once or twice, but we won’t go there right now. πŸ™‚
      Thank you for visiting!!!

  5. As you can see (or not), my computer is still screwed up and I can’t play the audio. I bet it’s funny, though.

    1. Ding dangity, Lisa! Your computer is mean! Does this mean you’ll miss all 25 days of fun? I sure hope Santa brings you a new ‘puter for Christmas. A nicer ‘puter, too.

  6. HA!
    I’ve got this great mental image of Cartman with his eyes scrunched up in that little ‘x’ and his gloved hands rocking back and fourth in time…
    (you guys)!

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