Sunday, November 23, 2008

Christmas Music

I am cross-posting from my other blog - forgive me for the non-paleo related blog post:

So I know we are less than a week out from Thanksgiving, but everywhere you go people are playing Christmas Music and have their trees, lights and decorations up! So today I got the iPod warmed up for all the "Holiday" music and started to make my playlist. I thought I would list below some of the music that I have (no laughing!) and see if anyone has any recommendations or can think of something I might have forgotten! You can tell what CD's I variations are appreciated.

  • Mr. Grinch
  • Happy Christmas - John Lennon
  • Silver Bells - Johnny Mathis or Bing Crosby
  • White Christmas - Bing Crosby
  • Holly Jolly Christmas - Burl Ives
  • Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
  • Rocking around the Christmas tree
  • Jingle Bells - Bing Crosby or Frank Sinatra
  • All I want for Christmas is you - Mariah Carey
  • Santa Clause is coming to town - Mariah Carey
  • Ho Ho Ho and a bottle of Rum - Jimmy Buffett
  • Mele Kalikimaka - Jimmy Buffett
  • Please come home for Christmas - Eagles or Mariah Carey
  • I'll be home for Christmas -Bing Crosby or Sheryl Crow
  • There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays - The Carpenters
  • Have yourself a merry little Christmas - The Carpenters or Martina McBride
  • Sleigh Ride - Johnny Mathis
  • Winter Wonderland - Johnny Mathis, Dolly Parton or the Carpenters
  • The Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting...) - Nat King Cole, Vince Guaraldi, or Sheryl Crow
  • Merry Christmas Baby
  • Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer - Burl Ives
  • Merry Christmas Darling - the Carpenters
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - The Carpenters or Martina McBride
  • A Christmas to Remember - Dolly Parton
  • Christmas Time is Here - Vince Guaraldi (A Charlie Brown Christmas)
  • Deck the Halls
  • Greensleeves - Vince Guaraldi (A Charlie Brown Christmas)

Church tunes
  • Do you hear what I hear
  • The First Noel - Bing Crosby
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Bing Crosby
  • Hark the Herald Angles Sing - Nat King Cole
  • It Came Upon a Midnight Clear - Frank Sinatra
  • Joy to the World - Bing Crosby or Mariah Carey
  • Oh Come all Ye Faithful - Frank Sinatra
  • O Holy Night - Sheryl Crow or Mariah Carey
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem - Frank Sinatra
  • Silent Night - Mariah Carey, Bing Crosby, or Frank Sinatra
  • We Three Kings
  • What Child is This


Garry Hayes said...

Have you come across Emmylou Harris' "Light of the Stable" or Kathy Mattea's Christmas album? They are both our favorites. I worried that you didn't include Vince Guaraldi until the end of your list...

ReBecca Hunt-Foster said...

Oh ya, can't forget the Charlie Brown Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Xmas - bah humbug!

Fairytale of New York - The Pogues

P said...

I can heartily recommend Barenaked for the Holidays by The Barenaked Ladies. "Elf's Lament" and "Deck the Stills" are great.

"The Night Santa Went Crazy" by "Weird" Al is good too.

And get some of the Christmas albums by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Unknown said...

I see you like Sinatra. For more swing, check out "Ella Wishes You a Swingin' Christmas" by Ella Fitzgerald. Her version of "Sleigh Ride" is a gem. For a new CD, try "Tony Bennett, A Swinging Christmas featuring the Count Basie Big Band." The track "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" is a lovely duet with his daughter.


Silver Fox said...

Ho ho ho. :D

ReBecca Hunt-Foster said...

Good one folks! Thanks! Weird Al is always a classic to have also. I need Adam Sandler's Hanukkah, not sure where that one went. I have one (at least) Trans-Siberian Orchestra song, just not sure what it is called. I will have to check out the Ella CD and the Tony Bennett one, I saw him on TV the other day promoting it.

Thanks for the tip! Keep them coming!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas...or Happy Thanksgivong!!

MDR said...

I am not a fan of Celine Dion but I do like her version of BLUE CHRISTMAS. Also, Vanessa William's jazzy rendition of WHAT CHILD IS THIS. One disk I play every year is ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS which includes among others tracks by T.Bone Burnett, Laura Nyro, Shawn Colvin, Harry Connick, Jr., and my personal favorite Shellyan Orphan's ICE (kind of an anti-holidays song - at least that's my read on it).

greg said...

Merry Christmas from the family-Robert Earl Keene

mp3hugger said...

I am a bit biased because I run the record label that brought this album out but 'An Indiecater Christmas' really is a nice new Christmas compilation. All 17 songs on it are original from some of the brightest new bands around. has all the info.