The trouble with having a favorite "traditional" song is finding the DEFINITIVE version. Or at least, it has been for me. Even Julie Andrews' version wasn't what I was looking for in "God Rest Ye."
The closest, for several years, was the version by Barenaked Ladies that is in tandem with "We Three Kings." (Oddly enough, I hated that version the first couple of times that I heard it, but it did grow on me.) But it wasn't the DEFINITIVE version for me.
Then, last year, I discovered that Annie Lennox was going to release a Christmas album. I was excited and ordered as soon as it was available. And there it was, my DEFINITIVE version! I'm not sure what exactly makes it THE ONE, but it has "IT" and I'm glad it's in my collection. (Let me know if this autoplays an ad - I'll swap it for another version if it does. I HATE autoplay!)
Anyhoo, today is Christmas Eve Eve, and tomorrow starts the whole shebang with a family gathering at Aunt Becky's. If I don't get around to posting before the actual day, Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate! And God rest ye, merry gentlemen & gentlewomen!