I've always been a bit confused on the whole 12 days of Christmas thing because it is the days from December 25-January 6 and in my silly brain I think it makes more sense for it to be the countdown to Christmas, which means it starts today. So welcome to Sappho's 12 days of Christmas holiday song countdown where I just actually lay out my top twelve all time holiday songs in ranking order with a little tidbit about why I love it.
On my version of the 12th day of Christmas, my #12 favorite holiday song of all time is...drum roll..."My Silent Night" by Lisi.
This is one of three songs on my list released ZE Records Official
on various Christmas records. I love how the slowed down electro beat comes in right at the lyrics of 'Round yon virgin Mother and Child.' I'm sure I am not alone when I reflect back to being a kid and finding that line amusing and exciting because it contained the word VIRGIN. It seems fitting to hear it be emphasized in this dark rendition of 'Silent Night.'
'My Silent Night' was recorded by Lisi aka Lisette Linares and was released on ZE Xmas Record Reloaded 2004; obviously by the title it was released in 2004. Just 3 years later, Lisi was a contestant on Survivor: Fiji (Season 14). Wow! She must have some stories. She lasted 21 days on Survivor before being voted off the island. Not only is this a great song but there is a lesson to be learnt from this: no matter what you are currently doing, you can always apply to be on Survivor because they are ALWAYS actively recruiting since they are like on Season 43 which is insane and they must be running out of eligible people at some point. Follow your dreams.