I can usually restrain myself from the Christmas music shuffle on the iPod until Thanksgiving. In fact, my iPod still has "regular" music interspersed with the Christmas music but that may change in the next day or two, obviously. There are several radio stations that play Christmas music locally and I will listen to them in the car - I also have a wide selection of Christmas CDs that make the rotation in December.
So what are the Brave Astronaut's favorite Christmas songs? What are yours? Feel free to comment.
Here is the first ten Christmas songs that came up on my iPod when writing this post. (All links are to YouTube videos of the songs, when I could find them)
- I'll be Home for Christmas - Frank Sinatra
- Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Frank Sinatra
- The First Noel - Emmylou Harris
- Silver Bells - Vonda Shepard
- Twelve Days of Christmas - John Denver and the Muppets
- Who Comes This Night - James Taylor
- There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays - Perry Como
- Christmas Time All Over the World - Sammy Davis, Jr.
- Whatever Happened to Christmas? - Frank Sinatra
- Winter White - A Fine Frenzy
Favorite "Traditional" Christmas Music
- Adeste Fidelis (O Come All Ye Faithful) (must include the Latin)
- Do You Hear What I Hear?
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
- Go Tell It on the Mountain
- It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
- White Christmas, always by Bing Crosby
- The Twelve Pains of Christmas
- Snoopy's Christmas - The Royal Guardsmen
- There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays
- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - the Michael Jackson / Jackson 5 version is currently getting a lot of play right now, it's one of Joe's favorites.
- The Marvelous Toy - The Chad Mitchell Trio (also one of the current favorites, my voice may have had a little hitch on on the final verse)
- The Christmas Song
- A Holly Jolly Christmas - Burl Ives
- Baby, It's Cold Outside
- It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - we miss you Andy Williams