Monday, December 8, 2008

best christmas music...

these are my top 25 favorite christmas songs. i recommend you buying them if you do not already have them. these are just my 25 favorite fun christmas songs, like my own christmas movie soundtrack. i actually have many more favorites (i have over 20 hours of just christmas music), but will limit the list to just these 25. enjoy.

top 25 christmas songs (in no particular order... i do not have that much time)
1. all i want for christmas is you by mariah carey
2. merry christmas, happy holidays by nsync
3. jingle bell rock by bobby helms
4. rockin' around the christmas tree by brenda lee
5. a holly jolly christmas by burl ives
6. i want a hippopotamus for christmas by gayla peevey
7. pennies from heaven by louis prima (even though it technically is not a christmas song, but its on elf)
8. silent night by sarah mclachlan
9. i've got my love to keep me warm by dean martin
10. blue christmas by elvis presley
11. frosty the snowman by harry connick jr
12. let it snow by ella fitzgerald
13. jingle bells by wayne newton
14. santa baby by eartha kitt
15. a marshmallow world (live) by dean martin and frank sinatra
16. i'll be home for christmas by michael buble
17. christmastime is here by vince guaraldi trio (from charlie brown)
18. christmas song by dave matthews
19. mele kalikimaka by bing crosby
20. baby, its cold outside by leon redbone & zooey deschanel
21. we need a little christmas by the muppets
22. sleigh ride by ella fitzgerald
23. winter wonderland by tony bennett or peggy lee (it is a toss up between versions)
24. white christmas by dean martin
25. ave maria by josh groban

favorite christmas album
my all time favorite christmas album is mariah carey's merry christmas. it is a must have. liked by guys and girls and guaranteed to bring christmas cheer.

other favorite albums not appreciated by others (but that are part of my heritage)
1. elvis presley's elvis memories of christmas
2. alabama's alabama christmas
3. the chipmunks' christmas with the chipmunks.

some would argue that amy grant's a christmas album would also need to be on this list, but it has yet to be appreciated by me that much.

so what christmas music should you own? i think i just laid it out for you. i welcome any further suggestions or recommendations, but not criticisms. i like these and will always like these. they are a part of christmas for me and hope they become that for you as well!


Lydia said...

So many to choose from! But I also enjoy It's Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) because Bono sings it and he's awesome. I also like Christmas All Over Again by Tom Petty - but you're pretty much spot on with everything else!

The Brewer's said...

Oh.My.Gosh. I've secretly loved NSYNC Christmas for years! Thanks for being bold and putting that #2 on your list! :)

whitneyfinke said...

The chipmunks are part of your heritage?

When I saw the first one, it made me think of you at Kerr Christmas (not an act, just you singing and dancing to Mariah Carey). :) Fun memories!

Merry Christmas Becca!

ASuh said...

I'm sorry - but I disagree . . . no one can sing "The Christmas Song" like Nat King Cole :)

Ashley Sumners said...

Those are some really good ones. I love #1. It's one of the first I listen to every year (after Thanksgiving, of course.) Also, I just noticed, since you had song titles and people's names in your whole post, that your blog is in all lower case. Why no capitals?

Oh, and by the way, I read your blog. :)

Meaghan said...

mariah is def first on my list too. no, i'm not joking either.