The Christmas #1
Not to play Ward Boss or anything but, for the curious, my vote went to the hymn I learned and sang many moons ago as a choirboy. It never fails to "get" me in a way few things have, for its purity of lyric, the images it evokes, and the memories it brings back: Once in Royal David's City (lyrics/iTunes).
Be forewarned: the temptation's there to devote an upcoming column to my "Classic Christmas" mix.... After all, you'd be hard-pressed to find "Do They Know It's Christmas?" listed alongside Schubert's Mille Cherubini in Coro anywhere else.