My Top 10 Christmas Songs

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I was so excited last week when I discovered that one of my local radio stations had begun playing all Christmas music all the time. Happy days! So, what the heck, why not come up with a list of my Top 10 Christmas Songs? 

Top 10 Christmas Songs
Yep, I’m one of those. I decorated my house about 10 days ago. Yes. With Christmas decorations. I cannot wait to get a tree. Cannot. Wait.

 
So, since I a) love to make lists and b) love Christmas, I thought I’d start off the holiday season (for me, anyway) with my Top 10 Christmas songs.  


Dean Martin, 
“Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
Nothing says it’s Christmastime like plying a woman with alcohol and coercing her into spending the night with you.  Seriously, though, I love this song.  

Frank Sinatra, “The Christmas Waltz”

I love this song…I know it’s old-fashioned, but it holds so many memories…listening to this is like hearing the fire crackle in my grandparents’ house on Christmas Eve and smelling all the wonderful food simmering in the kitchen and spending the best of times with my family.  

Wham, “Last Christmas”

I love this song. Don’t judge me!

Bing Crosby and David Bowie, “Little Drummer Boy”

Stop looking at me like that. This is vintage awesomeness.

The Muppets (and John Denver), “The Twelve Days of Christmas”

I’m surprised as you that the Muppets have made the list on my Top 10 Christmas songs but, come on, who doesn’t love this? This is actually one of my favorite versions of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Ba-dum-bum-bum! 

Eartha Kitt, “Santa Baby”

This sounds like my Christmas list. Not a huge fan of Madonna’s version, although it’s listenable (barely). The original, as usual, is superior.   

Frank Sinatra, “Mistletoe and Holly”

(Same commentary on my first Frank Sinatra choice applies here.) 


Mariah Carey, 
“All I Want for Christmas”

This song is so much fun. This is one of the few exceptions to my general rule of thumb that I do not like “new” Christmas songs. And, by new, I mean anything since the 70s.  

Doesn’t this make you just want to dance around the room while belting this tune out? I mean, not that I would. That would be…so…incredibly lame. Don’t judge me!

 
Barbra Streisand, “My Favorite Things”

This is yet another song (from an iconic album) from my youth. It’s a great song…it’s hard to pick just one from The Christmas Album.

Harry Connick Jr., “Sleigh Ride” 

I love Harry Connick Jr. — his Christmas songs in particular. This was also tough to pick just one. I love his version of “Ave Maria” as well. 

Do you have a Top 10 Christmas Songs? What’s on your list?

While we’re at it, don’t miss the Christmas songs I hate. OK, not hate…how about “The Christmas Songs I don’t particularly enjoy?”

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Comments

  1. slommler says

    Great playlist!!! I love Eartha Kitt and her Santa Baby is priceless!
    And Harry Connick, Jr. is amazing!!
    Such good choices…!!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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