Holiday Soundtrack

December 13, 2011 · 3 comments

In general, I am a fan of Christmas music. There are but THREE   FOUR  FIVE songs that I CANNOT STAND

  1. Happy Xmas (War is Over)
  2. Christmas Shoes
  3. Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time
  4. Last Christmas
  5. Dominick the Donkey

Which means the rest of the traditional / classic songs are up for grabs.  Sadly, there are some really crappy versions of a lot of good songs out there. Over the years, I have collected many songs to have a decent rotation at holiday time at my office. These are not necessarily songs I would choose to listen to.

Unfortunately, when I last updated my car iPod, I failed to create a list of good versions and have been frantically switching between 2 channels of Christmas music on Sirius, 2 on <gasp> the radio, and my iPod. It, in a word, sucks.

So finally tonight, I sat down and finished my playlist of holiday tunes. I’m highlighting my very favorites here, but all together (at this moment) there are 63.

  • Ave Maria {my favorite singer on this one changes all the time. So many good versions!}
  • Baby It’s Cold Outside – Dean Martin {I love this song, and no, I don’t think it’s about date rape}
  • Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley {I’ll be so bluuuuuuue…..}
  • Carol of the Bells (Acapella Mix) – BarlowGirl
  • The Chanukah Song – Adam Sandler
  • The Chanukah Song, Pt. 2 (Live Version) – Adam Sandler {love these}
  • Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Mariah Carey
  • Christmas / Sarajevo 12/24 (Instrumental) – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Christmas Smorgasbord –  Swedish Chef {hilarity}
  • Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal) – Vince Guaraldi Trio
  • Drummer Boy (feat. Busta Rhymes) – Justin Bieber {don’t judge me, it’s totally FUN}
  • Feliz Navidad –  José Feliciano
  • Frosty The Snow Man – Harry Connick, Jr.
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman –  Barenaked Ladies & Sarah McLachlan {BEST VERSION EVER}
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Vince Guaraldi Trio
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas –  Schuyler Fisk
  • A Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives {gotta love the classics}
  • Hot Chocolate – Tom Hanks {everything from Polar Express is a winner}
  • I Have a Little Dreidel –  Barenaked Ladies {makes me wish I had a dreidel!}
  • I Pray On Christmas –  Harry Connick, Jr. {rockin’ out with prayer? yes, please}
  • I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas – Gayla Peevey  {yes, it’s annoying, but so fun}
  • I’ll Be Home for Christmas –  Michael Bublé
  • (It Must’ve Been Ol’) Santa Claus – Harry Connick, Jr. {Harry makes every song sound good}
  • It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Johnny Mathis {classic}
  • Jesus What a Wonderful Child – Mariah Carey {makes me sing like an American Idol contestant}
  • Jingle Bells –  The Brian Setzer Orchestra {my kids love this version}
  • Mele Kalikimaka (Single Version) Bing Crosby {Christmas Vacation, anyone?}
  • O Tannenbaum –  Vince Guaraldi Trio
  • Oh Holy Night – Christina Aguilera {the girl can SING}
  • The Polar Express – Tom Hanks
  • Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry – classic
  • Santa Baby  – Eartha Kitt – classic
  • Seeing Is Believing – Alan Silvestri
  • Silent Night –  Taylor Swift
  • Sleigh Ride The Boston Pops Orchestra, Cond. By John Williams {classic}
  • Spirit of the Season – Alan Silvestri
  • Suite from the Polar Express –  Alan Silvestri
  • (There’s No Place Like) Home For The Holidays – Garth Brooks {Garth makes this one fun}
  • Title Song from “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”-  Katie Campbell
  • Twelve Days of Christmas –  John Denver & The Muppets {there’s not a better version}
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas  – John Denver & The Muppets
  • When Christmas Comes to Town  – Matthew Hall & Meagan Moore
  • When My Heart Finds Christmas – Harry Connick, Jr.
  • You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch – Boris Karloff
  • ‘Zat You, Santa Claus? – Louis Armstrong & The Commanders {Louis & Christmas? Perfect}


So tell me, what are YOUR favorites? Or least favorites if you prefer?


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Major Bedhead December 15, 2011 at 9:43 pm

My number one, all time, favourite Christmas song is The Pogues with Kirsty McColl – Fairytale of New York. If I were to be industrious enough to make a Christmas music list, that would be on there a couple of times.


Dawn December 15, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Downloaded and added – thanks!


Akolatronito February 7, 2012 at 3:53 am

I love those boots, I want, I want! I also really love Elf, I could watch it every day!


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