{Our Favorite Christmas Songs}

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

1. Winter Song by Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson

2. Put the Lights On the Tree by Sufjan Stevens

3. Christmas Is Coming by Vince Guaraldi Trio

4. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee

5. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by She & Him

6. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer by Bing Crosby & Ella Fitzgerald

7. White Christmas by The Drifters

8. This was the Worst Christmas Ever! by Sufjan Stevens

9. Santa baby by Eartha Kitt

10. Winter Wonderland by Peggy Lee

11. Sleigh Ride by the Boston Pops Orchestra

12. Happy Holidays by Andy Williams

13. A Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives

14. O Holy Night by Nat King Cole

15. Jingle Bells by Lawrence Welk 

16. It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas by Perry Como

17. O Come O Come Emmanuel - The Civil Wars

18. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - Tchaikovsky

19. Baby It's Cold Outside - Zooey Deschanel & Leon Redbone

20. The First Noel - Emmylou Harris with The Civil Wars

Would love to know what some of your favorites are! PS, only 10 more days. TEN! We tried to reign in our holiday shopping this year by only buying each other something we needed, wanted, or something that's a surprise. Even though we love giving and receiving gifts, Christmas is about so much more. Even the Grinch figured that out! (But more on that later) ...

Happy freaking Wednesday, Homies!


Lynn said...

Happy Christmas by John Lennon, Spotlight on Christmas by Rufus Wainwright, and anything by Nat King Cole!

Robyn said...

needed,wanted or a surprise...so anything then..! :) (I-saddo-like a bit Johnny Mathis-like 'When a Child is Born' and The Carpenters (good memories of childhood!) but the new Michael Buble CD has some really good versions of songs on it

Amber said...

All great choices. I will say the absolute BEST Christmas song is 12 Days of Christmas by Straight No Chaser. Watch it. You won't regret it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fe11OlMiz8&feature=relmfu

Jennifer said...

I love FaLaLa by Jim Brickman. It's a beautiful girl's voice, and I can in no way figure out how Jim Brickman is involved. I had to make it my ringtone.

I also love me some Folk Angel "The Christmas Tree" and Pomplamoose's whole Christmas EP.

mackenzie said...

santa baby by eartha kitt.

Hormiguita said...

Over The Rhine's Snow Angels album is fantastic! Here's one track - Darlin'


carraoke said...

This seemed right up your alley. :)

DLavina said...

I love Christmas music!! My faves are Mary's Boy Child and Little Drummer Boy by TobyMac; Birth of Love by Superherose (all on the new TobyMac Christmas in DiverseCity album). The Christmas EP by Enya brings me to tears and I totally agree that 12 Days of Christmas by Straight No Chaser is Awesome!! I'm only in my very early 40's but, this one brings back so many memories from the church I grew up in and the season of Advent: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming ~ Enjoy here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdEDumCEzrc&feature=related

Merry Christmas and God's Blessings!

KD said...

my dad and i have the same 2 favorite songs

1. silent night
2. happy christmas the war is over - john lennon

Kara @ June & Bear said...

barenaked ladies with sarah maclachlan-god rest ye merry gentlemen. and my littles love bob dylan's it must be santa.

Tina Jett said...

First thought says anything by Dean Martin, Johnny Mathis, Ray Conniff Singers, Vince Guaraldi Trio, or tunes from any one of the Rankin/Bass holiday specials. I know there are more.

Kristina H. said...

"She came home for Christmas" by Mew is my absolute favorite Christmas song this season. And I'm also loving the She&Him Christmas album. I'd never heard of them before you wrote about the album in of your letters. So thank you for introducing me to them :)

Allison said...

"Born is the King" by Hillsong and "Christmas Offering" by Casting Crowns.

beth joy said...

i am loving the She & Him christmas as well!!!
Carol of the Bells is an all time Christmas favorite of mine!

annie h. said...

I am digging the Nat King Cole holiday pandora station. So good! Also love winter song :)

Today's Letters said...

you guys gave so many great suggestions! can't wait to sit with my laptop this weekend and download some of these. xoxo!

Rachel Johnson said...

I love this playlist! Especially all of the Sufjan stuff - "Put the Lights on the Tree" is one of my favorites. Can I also get a shout-out for a little N*Sync, "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays?" :)

Jen said...

I love this! Thanks so much for sharing!

Kristen said...

Love Jack Johnson's "Rudolph", David Bowie & Bing Crosby's "Little Drummer Boy", and Christmas wouldn't be the same without I Want A Hippopotamus and Dominic the Donkey :)

Becca said...

I was really excited to see that you posted your favorite christmas songs, it definitely helps me get in the spirit of the season!

I do have to say though, I was kind of disappointed in the lack of christ-centered christmas songs. I know you have a broad audience of readers, but I was really hoping for more of the songs that focus on the true meaning of the holiday-celebrating the amazing gift that God gave us-his son.

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