the sound of Christmas

I have very eclectic tastes in music, which of course carries over into my Christmas listening habits.

So here’s what plays in rotation on my Christmas Playlist pretty much the entire month of December:

“The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)” — Alvin & the Chipmunks

“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” — Barenaked Ladies

“I Came Upon a Roadkill Deer” — Bob Rivers

“Didn’t I Get This Last Year?” — Bob Rivers

“Flu Ride” — Bob Rivers

“The Twelve Pains of Christmas” — Bob Rivers

“The Twisted Chipmunk Song” — Bob Rivers

“Chipmunks Roasting on an Open Fire” — Bob Rivers

“The Chimney Song” — Bob Rivers

“I Wish Every Day Could Be Like Christmas” — Bon Jovi

“Please Come Home for Christmas” — Bon Jovi

“A Holly Jolly Christmas” — Burl Ives

“Silver & Gold” — Burl Ives

“Milk & Cookies (Til’ Santa’s Gone) — Clint Black

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” soundtrack

“We Three Kings” — Dolly Parton

“Hard Candy Christmas” — Dolly Parton

“Christmas Without You” — Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton

“With Bells On” — Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton

“Santa Baby” — Eartha Kitt

“Happy Xmas (War is Over)” — John Lennon & Sarah McLachlan versions

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” — Johnny Mercer & Lady Antebellum versions

“All I Want for Christmas is You” — Mariah Carey

“Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)” — Mariah Carey

“Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)” — Mariah Carey

“When You Give it Away” — The Oak Ridge Boys

“O Holy Night” — Reba McEntire

“Closing of the Year” — Rebekah Faith

“Christmas Carol” — Skip Ewing

“Last Christmas” — Wham! & Taylor Swift versions

“Christmastime is Here” — Vince Guaraldi Trio (the Snoopy Christmas song!)

“Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” — Elmo & Patsy

“Percy the Puny Poinsettia” — Elmo & Patsy

“The Gift” — Garth Brooks

“The Friendly Beasts” — Garth Brooks

“Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy” — Garth Brooks

How about you?  What are your very favorite Christmas songs that you just can’t get enough of this time of year?

And I’m always open to new recommendations, so if you have some good ones that aren’t on my list, send them my way! :xmastree


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  1. Minna says:

    Chipmunks Roasting on an Open Fire? I wonder if it’s on YouTube…

    Here are some of my Finnish favorites:

    Hassisen Kone – On jouluyö, nyt laulaa saa (It’s Christmas Night, Now You Can Sing)

    Pave Maijanen:Kuokkavieras (Gate crasher)

    Rajaton- Tonttu (Elf)

    (Christmas Has Been Cancelled) Joulu Peruutettu – Mamba

    • Heidi says:

      I love those translated titles! Wait for it…wait for it…okay, it’s Xmas *now* you can sing. LOL And how can something called “Xmas Has Been Cancelled” not be good? :biggrin

      • Minna says:

        “Xmas Has Been Cancelled” is a real anti-Christmas song. It starts with “It’s no wonder I don’t believe in Santa, every Christmas Eve some fat dork plugs up the chimney. And elves, I saw one yesterday, he looked at me from the mirror, his face upside down…”

        And that Santa on that YuoTube video? He looks just awful!

        We also have a song for pig, as that’s what we eat around here instead of turkey at Christmas:
        Juice Leskinen – Sika (Pig)

  2. Jessica Lemmon says:

    I have a soft spot for The Muppets at Christmas time. Especially their version of The 12 Days of Christmas. I bought the John Denver/Muppets album but truthfully, I can only stomach one or two songs. I’m sure he was a nice guy, but really not my cup of tea. I love the music you have on your list! And, the Barenaked Ladies Christmas album is awesome! Esp that song they do with Michael Buble… is that the one you listed? :question

    My all time favorite song is the David Bowie/Bing Crosby version of Little Drummer Boy.

    • Heidi says:

      I can’t remember any Xmas music from The Muppets, but I LOVE them! Now I’ve gotta go find something! :feellikedancin

      Love Barenaked Ladies, but don’t think I’ve heard anything from Michael Buble…gonna search for him, too, since you guys all seem to like his Xmas stuff so much.

  3. Dee says:

    You named quite a few of my favorites already on your list, Heidi, but I’m going to throw in Michael Buble as well. Also, as a kid I always loved Anne Murray’s Christmas album [my mom played it every year] and Brenda Lee’s version of Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.

    Plus 98 Degrees from my boyband days because there is nothing like Drew’s baritone singing Little Drummer Boy or the classic lines from “This Gift” which I did tell them can be taken so dirty [I must admit I only revealed it because Grey Goose and cranberry had been ingested]

    “I’ve been waiting to give this gift tonight/
    I’m down on my knees/
    There’s no better time…”

    • Heidi says:

      :beerlaugh Yeah, gotta tell ya…w/o reverent Xmas music in the background, I definitely take those lyrics in the dirty way.

      Hey, I think I’ve got an Anne Murray Xmas album…love her, I’ve just never added her to iTunes & w/ the Sirius music stations on TV, it’s usually easier just to tune into one of those than put a CD in the actual CD player! (Gads, how lazy can I get, huh? :frank )

  4. Hollie says:

    I have a few fave Christmas songs
    The 12 days of Christmas with Bob and Doug Mackenzie
    Angels Among Us by Alabama
    the muppets 12 days of christmas

  5. mary k says:

    Mine has always been the Chipmunks song (Christmas don’t be late) I’ve liked that since I was a kid and I still do. I’ll have to look some of thoe others up.

  6. Andria says:

    What about “Leroy The Redneck Raindeer”?????

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