I am so excited that radio stations have started playing 24/7 Christmas music!!!!! Those are the stations that stay on in my car from Halloween until New Years, ok maybe I take an occasional break for a little Luke Bryan. But when I’m in my house it’s all iTunes and Pandora all the time. It’s my only option really. Am I the only one who doesn’t have an actual radio in my house? Speakers, yes, computer that is capable of playing music yes, but a radio…nope. So instead of all of us having to search for all those faves to keep us in the spirit, I have done the work for you. Here are my all time favorite Christmas songs!
- Silent Night by Bing Crosby – Classic!
- Baby It’s Cold Outside by Idina Menzel/Michael Bublé – Cause who doesn’t love a little Bublé even though I am one of those that finds the song a little creepy
- Here Comes Santa Claus by Elvis – You can’t beat Elvis any time of year
- You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch from the Dr. Suess movie – Childhood at its best
- Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee – Her voice is so lovely and fun
- Winter Wonderland by Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga – A match made in Heaven
- I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby or Michael Bublé – no matter who sings it, it’s my favorite Christmas song and makes me a little weepy. (I think Bing may be my favorite thought)
- Mele Kalikimaka by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters – Ok Bing has many spots on this list but he is one of the best so I can’t help it. And Mele Kalikimaka is fun to say. AND The Andrews Sisters….nuff said.
- Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town by Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen – Cause even Christmas needs some rock n roll! And the part when he laughs in the live version is hilarious.
- All I Want For Christmas is You by Mariah Carey – ok I’m over Mariah but it’s not Christmas until I hear this song.
- Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt – The grown woman doing a baby voice thing that Madonna does irritates me so we have to go for the original version
- Frosty the Snowman by Jimmy Durante – Has to be the movie version or it’s just not right
- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer by Gene Autry – Because he is the most famous reindeer of all
- Up on the Housetop also by Gene Autry – This is my daughter’s favorite Christmas song so it had to make the playlist
- Little Saint Nick by the one and only Beach Boys – They add a little sunshine into winter
- Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives – Have yourself a cup of cheer and enjoy the music 🙂
- Twelve Days of Christmas another Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters – Does anyone know all twelve days without any help?
- Last Christmas by Wham! – Just one of those must have songs for an 80’s baby
- Someday at Christmas by Stevie Wonder – What playlist is complete without Stevie Wonder
- White Christmas by Louis Armstrong or Kelly Clarkson The two songs can’t even be compared because they are sung so differently but beautifully in their own right.
This year, my husband and I gave ourselves the coolest gift for listening to all our favorite music, SONOS! This speaker is so great. The sound is amazing and I can’t wait to add more speakers to the system. I know my workshop definitely needs one.
Ok, I gave you my top twenty songs and the best way to play them. I know there are a whole bunch more but I hope this gets you off to a good start!
What’s your favorite that I missed? Tell me so I can add it to my faves and not miss out!!!!