Favorite Christmas Music

Are you sick hearing Mariah’s version of All I Want for Christmas is You?  Or really any number of other Christmas songs local radio stations seem to have on repeat that reeeeally aren’t worth repeating over and over? (No offense, Mariah.)

Well with snow once again covering the ground (it’s about time, Mother Nature!) I’m in a Christmas-y mood, blasting Christmas music while finishing the epic cleaning saga leading up to Joe’s mom’s arrival, and decided what better way to continue procrastinating (sorry, Joe) than figuring out what my favorite Christmas songs are! For now we’ll ignore the fact that it’s supposed to be 50 degrees on Christmas and all the snow will have melted.

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The Osborn Spectacle of Dancing Lights reminded me of one of my absolute favorite obscure Christmas songs, which is what initially got me thinking about other favorites (obscure, and not so obscure.) So, without further ado – here is a list of songs to get you in the Christmas spirit…in no particular order 🙂

  1. Jingle Bells – Barbra Striesand (1967) Thank you Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights for reminding me that this song exists.
  2. Winter Wonderland – Aretha Franklin (1964) Motown Christmas music is the best.
  3. Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Jackson 5 (1970)
  4. Carol of the Bells – David Foster (1993) This song always reminds me of Disney World for no reason in particular.
  5. Little Saint Nick – The Beach Boys (1964)
  6. The 12 Days of Christmas – Straight No Chaser (2009)
  7. Christmas Canon – Trans-Siberian Orchestra (1998)
  8. Mis Desos/Feliz Navidad – Michael Bublé (2011)
  9. Go Tell it on the Mountain – Little Big Town (2008)
  10. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / We Three Kings – Barenaked Ladies (2004)
  11. Soul Cake – Sting (2009) This whole album is fab if you’ve never heard it.

Gosh, I really could keep going, I love Christmas music. But I hope you enjoy the songs on this list as much as I do (and have a great weekend preparing for Christmas if you’ll be celebrating it next week)! 🙂