Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Tune-age

This is a photo from a recent freelance job I did doing interior holiday decor in some of Dallas' most impressive homes...I met some awesome people and certainly had a good time!

BUT, that's not what this post is about.  This post is about one of my absolute favorite parts of my absolute favorite time of year.  I'm talking about Christmastime, and I am most certainly talking about Christmas music!  Many hard years of research went into what I'm about to share with you.  I think you're ready.


Here are some of the things I learned while compiling this list; NO ONE should EVER sing Santa Baby except Eartha Kitt, Jessica Simpson shouldn't be allowed to record a holiday album ever again, it is ok to add one non-Christmas song to the perfect playlist if it's featured in a favorite holiday film and Christmas is all you think about when you hear it, repeating the same songs but by different artists is acceptable only if you absolutely couldn't decide which one was better, as in the famous cases of Burl Ives vs. Gene Autry, Judy Garland vs. Mel Torme, and Bing Crosby vs. The Drifters.  It becomes a case of the more the merrier!!!!! And your Christmas playlist CAN NOT be too long since, like me, you will be listening to it on repeat for an entire month and if it's too short it will get old fast....and no one wants to be tired of Christmas music before Christmas even arrives.

So, without further ado,  I present:


1. Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams
2. Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
3. Frosty the Snowman - Burl Ives
4. Jingle Bells - Bring Crosby
5. Merry Christmas, Baby - Christina Aguilera
6. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love
7. Silent Night - Nat King Cole
8. Sleigh Ride - Boston Pops Orchestra
9. The First Noel - Pat Boone
10. Snow - The gang from "White Christmas"
11. Grown Up Christmas List - Michael Buble
12. What Are You Doing New Years - Ella Fitzgerald
13. Chipmunk Song - The Chipmunks
14. Christmas, Please Come Home - Mariah Carey
15. Pennies From Heaven - Louis Prima
16. Baby, It's Cold Outside - Zooey Deschanel & Leon Redbone
17. O Tannenbaum - Nat King Cole
18. Holiday Flight - John Williams (Home Alone)
19. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Christina Aguilera
20. The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
21. The Little Drummer Boy - Harry Simeone Chorus
22. O Holy Night - Celine Dion
23. Silver Bells - Kate Smith
24. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Bing Crosby & Ella Fitzgerald
25. Welcome Christmas - The Whos (How the Grinch Stole Christmas)
26. Please Come Home For Christmas - The Eagles
27. Little Saint Nick - The Beach Boys
28. Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
29. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays - NSYNC
30. Winter Wonderland - The Andrews Sisters
31. Frosty the Snowman - Harry Connick, Jr.
32. Here Comes Santa Claus - Doris Day
33. The Christmas Song - The Ravonettes
34. This Christmas - Donny Hathaway
35. The Many With the Bag - Kay Starr
36. I'll Be Home for Christmas - Barbra Streisand
37. Sugar Rum Cherry - Duke Ellington
38. Where are you Christmas? - Cindy Lou Who (The Grinch)
39. O Holy Night - Nat King Cole
40. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Mel Torme
41. The Nutcracker Suite - The Brian Setzer Orchestra
42. Christmas Time is Here - Vince Guaraldi Trio
43. Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano
44. Adeste Fideles - Nat King Cole
45. The Christmas Song - Michael Buble
46. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Gene Autry
47. Please Come Home for Christmas - Southside Johnny
48. Baby It's Cold Outside - Ella Fitzgerlad & Louis Jordan
49. You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch - Thurl Ravenscroft
50. Someday at Christmas - Stevie Wonder
51. Let It Snow! - Dean Martin
52. Believe - Josh Groban
53. So This is Christmas - John Lennon
54. I'll Be Home for Christmas - Frank Sinatra
55. Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Harry Connick, Jr.
56. Carol of the Bells - John Williams
57. White Christmas - Bing Crosby
58. Frosty the Snowman - Gene Autry
59. Sleigh Ride - The Ronettes
60. All I Want for Christmas is You - Mariah Carey
61. O Holy Night - Josh Groban
62. Away in a Manger - Nat King Cole
63. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Frank Sinatra
64. Merry Christmas, Baby - Otis Redding
65. Run Run Rudolph - Chuck Berry
66. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
67. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear - Frank Sinatra
68. White Christmas - The Drifters
69. I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas -
70. Merry Christmas Darling - The Carpenters
71. Silver Bells - Bing Crosby & Carol Richards
72. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Judy Garland

Happy caroling everyone!

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