We all are often asked this questions around this time and I'm often surprised by the answers.

For me there are far too many to choose from.  The traditional "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" has always been a favourite but I love more modern songs too.  Last year Ed Sheeran and Elton John released a beautiful song that really touched my heart.

Another Christmas songs that means a lot to me is Chris Rea's "Driving Home for Christmas".  There have been a few covers but Chris' rough voice just shines through for me.

The song reminds me of all the Christmas' where I had to drive home to my family in Kitchener and Guelph.  As someone who has worked most of my life in radio, I've often had to live far away from where I grew up but I was always fortunate enough to be able to get home for the holidays.

There line that really gets to me is....
"Top to toe in tailbacks
Oh, I got red lights on the run
But soon there'll be a freeway yeah
Get my feet on holy ground"

When I lived in Sudbury I would drive down Highway 69 and it was often a busy drive but eventually it would connect up to Highway 400 where the multi lanes meant you could travel at full speed all the way down to Toronto and then on to Guelph and Kitchener.

What's your favourite carol and why....feel free to drop me a  line at mikethurnell@hotmail.com,  Maybe I'll even share your story in a future episode.