Monday, November 29, 2010

fun christmas music...

with christmas upon us, i thought i would share some of my favorite fun christmas songs.  after all, as a dj, that is my forte.  so here you go. my top christmas songs: (feel free to add your favorites in the comment section)

top 30 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. the christmas song by frank sinatra w/ bing crosby (nat king cole's version is good too)
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
26. o come, o come emmanuel by christy nockels
27. god rest ye merry gentlemen by jars of clay
28. grandma got run over by a reindeer by elmo & patsy
29. the happiest christmas tree by nat king cole
30. rudolph the red-nosed reindeer by jack johnson

and as an added bonus - 12 days of christmas by relient k.  if your kids are in kidstuff or have been to winterfest at pine cove, they will know motions to this song. :)

what are your favorites? what do i need to buy to increase my library?


ASuh said...

Really? Blue Christmas by Elvis? Uggghhh! I agree with pretty much the rest of your list, but Blue Christmas is near the top of my least fave Christmas songs, close to "Last Christmas" by WHAM . . . :) But we can still be friends

Kindall said...

"All I want for Christmas" will forever remind me of singing in front of the Zandstras front porch and the unfortunate, but hilarious, loss of my license plate!

joanna said...

I didn't see 'little drummer boy' on your list and if you want it, you HAVE to get the jars of clay version. it is my favorite!

becca harris said...

angela - i LOVE blue christmas by elvis. i have an entire elvis christmas album. its under appreciated by most, but i grew up on it.

kindall - one of my favorite memories! that and sausage balls!

jo - not sure how that one got skipped. i totally have the jars of clay version or little drummer boy! i love that christmas album of theirs!

mgoff said...

well, a new fave of mine is "Last Christmas" by Wham! Seriously, cracks me up, so I LOVE to sing it! My patients really love it when I sing it as well!!! :)