Sunday, November 23, 2008

Favorite Christmas Songs

I used to not let myself listen to any Christmas music until after Thanksgiving--but this year I have completely broken down and I'm playing the carols pretty much 24/7. I'm also wrapping presents already. I don't even recognize myself!

So here are my top five Christmas songs:

1. O Holy Night--This is my top song and I don't have a particular version that I prefer--I just love this song!

2. All I Want For Christmas Is You (My Chemical Romance version)--I pretend that Gerard is singing it to me!

3. Mary's Boy Child by "Boney M"--This is such a fun song and I don't seem to hear it very often, so I'm always excited when it comes on the radio.

4. Blue Christmas (Elvis version)--I never get sick of this one.

5. Holly Jolly Christmas (Burl Ives)--I've love this song and the Rudolph movie that I've been watching my whole life!

What are your top five?


Ronda's Rants said...

Mary's Boy Child is my favorite Christmas carol...I love it so much. My Hubby and I went walking at Busch Gardens and they were playing Christmas carols!!!

Heather said...

O Holy Night is my all-time favorite Christmas song, too! One of my favorite renditions of it is by the Oak Ridge Boys, actually... :)

I'm such a Christmas nut; I have 23 Christmas CDs stacked next to my computer right now to load into iTunes for my iPod. (I just got it for Christmas last year so I haven't had a chance to load it up for the holidays yet!)

Other favorite Christmas songs -

- The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) by Mel Torme

- Have Yourself a Merry, Little Christmas from my John Denver and the Muppets Christmas album that I've had since I was a kid

- Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season by Andy Williams

- Mary Did You Know? ... maybe the Kenny Rogers version; don't really have a favorite

I could go on and on, I adore Christmas! :D

Erin said...

We try to follow the same rule, but the radio stations are playing Christmas 24/7!
I am a sucker for:
1. Silver Bells (Reminds me of my grandparents for some reason.)
2. Star of Wonder by Bare Naked Ladies.
3. All I want for Christmas- Mariah Carey
That is all I can think of right now : )

Temple said...

I am SO adding Money m to my holiday mix! Just when I was thinking I needed some more Jamaican-religious-groove sounds for the holidays and then you just give me the PERFECT song!

Temple said...

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Becky said...

Hands down Christmas Cannon. Love it! About cry when I hear it. I just downloaded it for my blog.

Next is Do you hear what I hear? I can't think of the artist in the version I like but it is a real rich deep voice, and was made in the 60's.


Kristin said...

Still can't do it until after Thanksgiving day.

steenky bee said...

It's a must that you listen to Christmas music starting the second week in November. A must I tell you! I love Frosty The Snowman by the Ronnelles or the Ronnettes (I forget which it is)

Jen said...

Great list! I love all of the carols... & listen to them all the time during the holidays. Hard to believe Christmas is so close, huh?

Anonymous said...

I love all those songs too...and I don't hear Mary's Boy child too often. I like Kelly Clarkson's version of Oh Holy Night..whomever is singing it really needs to belt it gives me goosebumps!!!

I love Its a Wonderful World too....the original redeos...

Sandi said...

I love Christmas! I love the music.

I agree with Becky, "Do you hear what I hear".

That is my favorite!

Jen said...

I still can't listen yet but those are some great versions.

Jo-Jo said...

I love O Holy Night. I sing it every year at my moms church for her...and like you I have broken down and started listening to Christmas music already as well!

Rebecca Jo said...

I have never heard of Mary's Boy Child in my life!!! How did that happen...very peppy tune!!!

O Holy Night is by far my favorite hymn.... love every version of it!

Also love "Do you hear what I hear" & "Mary did you know"

Jenni said...

My favorite 2 albums are the Bing Crosby and Elvis Christmas! I don't think I could pick 5 songs...I love almost every one!

But I don't like that Christmas Shoes song. There. I said it.

Shannon said...

I've started listening, too! One of the stations on Sirius has been playing nothing but Christmas music for awhile now. And yep, I've already started wrapping, too!

O Holy Night is my all-time favorite Christmas carol. I especially like Josh Groban's version. In fact, I love his Christmas CD he did last year!

I like Holly Jolly Christmas, too. And Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree!

Mamahut said...

I am about half way done with my shopping...I can't wrap them yet though. My boys will peek! I love any and all Christmas music.

Jane In The Jungle said...

girl I am with ya on this! We even put up one of our trees TODAY, we've NEVER put it up before Thanksgiving. OK my faves:
1. O Holy Night sung by Michael Crawford
2. The First Noel preferably by Vanessa Williams
3. Mary Did You Know?
4. A Strange Way To Save The World
5. Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy by David Bowie and Bing Crosby

I could just go on and on...

PS Don't forget my giveaway!!

Sera said...

Thanks for my introduction to Chemical Romance! Fun version of the song. And, I'll admit, I'd never heard the Mary's Boy Child song, either. I quite enjoyed the skinny guy with his shiny silver pants dancing to the beat and looking totally out of place. :) Hmmm, top 5 Christmas songs - O Holy Night is definitely up there, Carol of the Bells (I especially like the Destiny's Child version and the Trans Siberian Orchestra with Metallica - I think it's Metallica - version. Away in a Manger - it just brings back sweet childhood memories. For my 4th choice, I'm going to collectively say the Christmas songs from the original Home Alone - love all those classic songs. And # 5, possibly The Little Drummer Boy. I love Christmas tunes.

Susie said...

1. Sleighride.
2. Winter Wonderland.
3. Grownup Christmas List (Amy Grant).
4. Holly Jolly Christmas
5. Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time (Paul McCartney).

Anonymous said...

Um let's see. I love Away in a Manger, Last Christmas by George Michael (I know, I know), O' Christmas Tree, O Come All Ye Faithful....I think I need to find some new favs...I sound like an old lady.

Jennifer said...

NO!!! Not George Michael Cathy! Noooooooo!!

Coco said...

Way to get into the Christmas spirit!

Anonymous said...

My favorite Christmas songs? How kind of you to ask...nobody has ever asked me before! ;)
I love "Do you hear what I hear"...and the Little Drummer Boy is beautiful...and the Transiberian Christmas cannon is pretty too (or I Think that is the one I like - it is the one that sounds like Pachelbel's Canon?)

Putting the FUN in DysFUNctional said...

I am really in the spirit this year, too. I don't know what's gotten into me!
My favorite songs are The First Noel and Away in a Manger.