Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hark, Hear the Bells, Part One

'Tis the season to be jolly, and that means one thing: Christmas music!

Marie has already blogged about her love for Mariah Carey's Christmas songs and, after reading her post, I have this to say: word.

So, inspired by Marie's not-creepy-at-all obsession with Mrs. Nick Cannon (how's that for a pop culture reference - what up yo) and the happy memory of my sister's annual fascination with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, here's my ideal Christmas playlist (in no particular order):

1. Winter Wonderland - Aretha Franklin
2. Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
3. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
4. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Jackson 5
5. Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Bruce Springsteen
6. Let It Snow - Dean Martin
7. Last Christmas - Taylor Swift
8. White Christmas - The Drifters
9. Santa Baby - Marilyn Monroe
10. Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano
11. The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
12. Christmas Is All Around - Love Actually
13. Baby It's Cold Outside - Willie Nelson ft. Norah Jones
14. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams
15. All I Want For Christmas - Mariah Carey

Okay, actually, I could go on and on and on with this list, so I'm going to stop here.  Wait, what's that, Jon?  You say I forgot something?  Oh em gee, you're right!  Dear readers, Jon and I give you Danny Elfman.

Oh man, I love Christmas music.  What are your favorites?

(Adam, I know you're going to yell at me for not including anything, you know, choral.  That will be another post.  I promise!  But let me tell you this for now: I've had Harry Christophers on repeat for the past few weeks.  Heaven.)


  1. Note: The Sixteen's "Ding Dong Merrily on High" just came on - and Jon and Sam bust out their best falsetto to join along with the glorias. Amazing.

  2. The Sixteen's "Hodie: An English Christmas Collection" is def the best Christmas CD ever!


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