Thursday, December 13, 2012

my favorite christmas songs

I'm one of those people who listens to Christmas songs all year round (sparingly, but still). They always put me in a good mood and get me excited for the holiday season, however far away it might be. 

So I'm always thrilled once Thanksgiving passes and the rest of the world agrees that it's time to bust out the Christmas spirit. And naturally, I have a lot of holiday songs in my iTunes library. My Christmas playlist is 76 songs long :O 

I've whittled that down to a more manageable number, but I still had to include a back-up list so that I wouldn't neglect any favorites. I also tried to include a number of less popular songs, so that even if you're a connoisseur of the classics, you might still find a new song to play this holiday season.

Happy holidays!


P.S. The top 3 are my absolute favorites, but the rest are in no particular order.

Winter Wonderland by Ray Charles
Carol of the Bells (so many great versions-- I love them all!)
All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
Christmas Time Is Here by the Vince Guaraldi Trio for "A Charlie Brown Christmas"
White Christmas by The Drifters
Somewhere In My Memory by John Williams for "Home Alone"
White Christmas by Otis Redding
What Christmas Means to Me by Stevie Wonder
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Michael BublĂ©
All Alone on Christmas by Darlene Love
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town by Bruce Springsteen
Sleigh Ride by KT Tunstall
Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms
Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses
Baby It's Cold Outside by Dean Martin & Doris Day
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee
Auld Lang Syne by Guy Lombardo


Christmas Vacation by Mavis Staples for "Christmas Vacation"
O Tannenbaum by the Vince Guaraldi Trio for "A Charlie Brown Christmas"
What's This? by Danny Elfman for "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
(Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With the Bag by Kay Starr- Thunderball Remix
Christmas Lights by Coldplay
Fairytale of New York by the Pogues
Frosty the Snowman by Fiona Apple Please Come Home for Christmas by Southside Johnny
Winter Song by Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson
Donna & Blitzen by Badly Drawn Boy
Santa Claus by Harry Connick, Jr.

What are your favorite Christmas songs? And if it's a classic, who do you prefer to hear singing it?


  1. Yes! These are great. I love Carol of the Bells, Christmas Time is Here, and Auld Lang Syne. Happy holidays, lady!

  2. A couple of my non-traditional favorites: Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano, Colorado Christmas by The Nitty Gritty Dirtband, and I Saw Three Ships by Sting.


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