Tuesday, December 8, 2009

10 Of My Favorite Christmas Songs

Anyone who is around me for any length of time will quickly learn I'm a Christmas music fanatic. There are days in the middle of Summer that I will wake up and want to listen to songs that make we miss winter and Christmas lights. I thought I would share ten of my favorite songs with you though trust me when I say this, these 10 songs are just the tip of the iceberg. One of them I could not find a link to share with you but trust me when I say that Linda Eder's version of "Do You Hear What I Hear?" is phenomenal.

These are in alphabetical order by artist so first up is "Sleigh Ride" by Air Supply. This is a catchy version that never fails to bring a smile to my face.

"Cool Yule" as song by Bette Midler is just plain fun. When I listen to it in the car I can't help but sing along even when it gets on my son's nerves. By the way the video I found has some sexy Santas in it for those of you who like that sort of thing.

Bing Crosby singing "White Christmas" is a seasonal must for me. Between the song and the movie I can never get enough.

The Dean Martin version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is still the best rendition around. Between his cocky attitude and is sexy voice, you can't go wrong with this one.

Though Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is not one of my favorite musicals it does give us the fantastic song of "Hard Candy Christmas". There is just something about this song that makes me feel hopeful about the future.

No one can sing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" better than Judy Garland. I have yet to see Meet Me in St. Louis but I have been in love with this song for years.

"(Everybody's Waitin' for) The Man With The Bag" by Kay Starr is just a happy, bouncy song by a singer I have loved for years.

"Do You Hear What I Hear?" by Linda Eder is a powerhouse of a performance by one of the best female vocalists of her generation. I'm really sorry I can't find a audio clip for you guys but please try to find it on your own, you won't be disappointed.

Nancy Wilson has that voice that makes you want to enjoy a slow dance in front of the Christmas tree with you partner. "The Christmas Waltz" would be the perfect song for it.

Now my favorite "kids" song is "Snoopy's Christmas" by The Royal Guardsmen. I heard it for the first time a few years ago, though it's a lot older than that, and I can never get enough of it.


Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Some of these are new to me. Thanks for sharing. I am a huge fan of Linda Eder. I saw her live a few Christmases ago and my friend that I was with said I sat on the edge of my chair the whole time and swayed to the music. :) her voice is so powerful.
Do you have her Judy Garland CD? AMAZING!

Zia said...

I love Christmas music. Just about any kind makes me happy.

Lenore Appelhans said...

I just recently heard Hard Candy Christmas for the first time and really liked it!

robsad79 said...

I love Bing Cosby's White Christmas. That has to be one of my all time favorite's.....

And Judy Garland. Love the song and it always makes me want to cry. But I love it.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, what a fabulous group of songs! You can't beat Bing Crosby's songs, and Dolly Parton's "Hard Candy Christmas"...delectable!

Alexia561 said...

Thank you for introducing me to Linda Eder! Don't think I've ever heard of her before.

One of my favorite Christmas songs is Blue Christmas. Like both the Elvis & the Bon Jovi versions. *sigh*

Cecelia said...

Bing Crosby and Dean Martin...two of the BEST ever. You have good taste. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

AWESOME list!!! I have to say Bing is one of my favs. This whole list is of wonderful songs that I love to hear every year.

Great list!

Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

you've got some great songs on there ... Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, and especially that last one!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

What a great post.... now I have to go listen to some of these songs :)

Anonymous said...

What a great list. I love Christmas music, but some of these were new to me.

ibeeeg said...

You have a wonderful list. I love Charlie Brown so that song I really enjoyed.
I love Christmas music as well...I just posted about the 5 Christmas albums I listen to the most. Love this music!

Dulcinea said...

You've never seen Meet Me in St. Louis??? Shame on you, Ryan - go watch it immediately! ;-) Really, it is a truly wonderful movie, and if you love Judy singing that song, wait until you see her in her red dress - it will make you cry.

Bing's White Christmas and Judy's Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas are probably my two favorite 'classic' Christmas songs. Although Judy's is the best, Chrissie Hind also does an amazing version of the same song, and that is also among my favorites. I love so many Christmas songs, it is difficult to choose a top list. Lately I have really been into Trans-Siberian Orchestra's absolutely amazing Christmas CDs (there are three) - you have to read the story that goes along with each one, too.