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My Favorite Christmas Songs: Part One



In spite of the fact that I don’t believe there’s a very high demand for a list of my favorite Christmas songs, I decided to make one. I own over 700 (!) holiday-themed songs, so this list includes my top 50 faves. Here’s the bottom half….



(I don’t listen to music online - I just buy it - so all the links below will take you to a place where you can listen to and buy the songs, BUT! I also put the playlist on 8tracks for people who listen to music that way. Goodbye.)

26. The Ronettes - “Frosty the Snowman” / 27. Mariah Carey - “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" / 28. Kermit the Frog - “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - perhaps even sadder than the Judy Garland version / 29. Joni Mitchell - “River" / 30. George Fenton - “Goodnight Dear Void" (from You’ve Got Mail) - you may be thinking, “This is a Christmas song?” WELL IT IS! Poor Kathleen Kelly is all depressed about her store / her dead mother when this part of the score plays…. and it’s Christmas-time / 31. John Debney - “Main Title" (from Elf) / 32. Dean Martin - “A Marshmallow World” / 33. Michael Giacchino - “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Instrumental)" (from The Family Stone) / 34. Peggy Lee - “I Like a Sleighride (Jingle Bells)” / 35. The Crystals - “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" / 36. adorable elves - “We are Santa’s Elves" (from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer) / 37. The Fontane Sisters - “Nuttin’ for Christmas" / 38. Gene Autry - “Here Comes Santa Claus” / 39. Liverpudlian Lads - “Christmas Time (Is Here Again)” / 40. Clarence Carter - “Back Door Santa” / 41. The Beach Boys - “Little Saint Nick" / 42. The Border Brass - “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” / 43. Craig Armstrong - “PM’s Love Theme" (from Love, Actually) / 44. The Andrews Sisters - “Christmas Island” / 45. Barbra Streisand - “Jingle Bells" (the strangest version of this song ever recorded) / 46. Chuck Berry - “Run Rudolph Run” / 47. The Polyphonic Spree - “A Working Elf’s Theme" / 48. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - “All I Want for Christmas” / 49. Rosie Thomas - “Why Can’t It Be Christmas All Year" / 50. Mark Mothersbaugh - “Snowflake Music" (from Rushmore)

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My Favorite Christmas Songs: Part One
In spite of the fact that I don’t believe there’s a very high demand for a list of my favorite Christmas songs, I decided to make one. I own over 700 (!) holiday-themed songs, so this list includes my top 50 faves. Here’s the bottom half….

(I don’t listen to music online - I just buy it - so all the links below will take you to a place where you can listen to and buy the songs, BUT! I also put the playlist on 8tracks for people who listen to music that way. Goodbye.)

26. The Ronettes - “Frosty the Snowman / 27. Mariah Carey - “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" / 28. Kermit the Frog - “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - perhaps even sadder than the Judy Garland version / 29. Joni Mitchell - “River" / 30. George Fenton - “Goodnight Dear Void" (from You’ve Got Mail) - you may be thinking, “This is a Christmas song?” WELL IT IS! Poor Kathleen Kelly is all depressed about her store / her dead mother when this part of the score plays…. and it’s Christmas-time / 31. John Debney - “Main Title" (from Elf) / 32. Dean Martin - “A Marshmallow World / 33. Michael Giacchino - “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Instrumental)" (from The Family Stone) / 34. Peggy Lee - “I Like a Sleighride (Jingle Bells) / 35. The Crystals - “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" / 36. adorable elves - “We are Santa’s Elves" (from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer) / 37. The Fontane Sisters - “Nuttin’ for Christmas" / 38. Gene Autry - “Here Comes Santa Claus / 39. Liverpudlian Lads - “Christmas Time (Is Here Again)” / 40. Clarence Carter - “Back Door Santa / 41. The Beach Boys - “Little Saint Nick" / 42. The Border Brass - “Jolly Old St. Nicholas / 43. Craig Armstrong - “PM’s Love Theme" (from Love, Actually) / 44. The Andrews Sisters - “Christmas Island / 45. Barbra Streisand - “Jingle Bells" (the strangest version of this song ever recorded) / 46. Chuck Berry - “Run Rudolph Run / 47. The Polyphonic Spree - “A Working Elf’s Theme" / 48. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - “All I Want for Christmas / 49. Rosie Thomas - “Why Can’t It Be Christmas All Year" / 50. Mark Mothersbaugh - “Snowflake Music" (from Rushmore)

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