I am getting ready to take some time off and enjoy the holidays. I can't wait. I love the sights and sounds of the season especially the sounds. I get lifted by music and Christmas songs always seem to have that effect on me. I love it. Feeling joyous and thankful is a wonderful feeling and there are a few songs that stand out for me each year. In fact I don't start really feeling the Christmas spirit until I hear these songs.

Here are 5 Christmas songs that fill me up and get me ready for the joys of Christmas. Happy holidays to you and yours. Whatever you're family celebrates...celebrate together.