I love Christmas music, always have. I know a lot of people hate Christmas music. If I worked in retail or left my house often enough to be accosted by mediocre Christmas music for hours a day, I'd probably hate Christmas music too. Since I mainly listen to Christmas playlists I've made myself and not some of the garbage on the radio, Christmas music is something I really look forward to each year.
I can be a bit of a Christmas music snob (no Mariah Carey for me!). I used to make mix CDs for friends and family of Christmas music. I even made a mix once called "Christmas music for people who hate Christmas music." I never give up on trying to get Scrooges into Christmas music.
Here are some of my favorites! There are some classics alongside some quirky variations. Enjoy!
1. Sleigh Ride ✧ The Ventures // 2. The Christmas Waltz ✧ She & Him // 3. The Christmas Song ✧ The Raveonettes // 4. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) ✧ Sarah McLachlan // 5. Auld Lang Syne ✧ Kate Nash // 6. Wonderful Christmastime ✧ Paul McCartney // 7. Christmas Swing ✧ Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli // 8. Little Saint Nick ✧ She & Him // 9. Baby It's Cold Outside ✧ Willie Nelson feat. Norah Jones // 10. Christmas Waltz ✧ Carpenters // 11. O Holy Night ✧ Tracy Chapman // 12. Christmas Wrapping ✧ The Waitresses // 13. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / We Three Kings ✧ Barenaked Ladies & Sarah McLachlan // 14. Wonderful Christmastime ✧ The Shins // 15. Blue Christmas ✧ Elvis Presley // 16. Trim Up The Tree ✧ How the Grinch Stole Christmas // 17. Carol Of The Bells ✧ Carpenters // 18. Step Into Christmas ✧ Elton John // 19. The Little Drummer Boy ✧ Johnny Cash // 20. Gettin' In The Mood [For Christmas] ✧ The Brian Setzer Orchestra // 21. Mr. Heatmeiser ✧ Big Bad Voodoo Daddy // 22. Linus And Lucy ✧ Vince Guaraldi Trio // 23. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year ✧ Andy Williams // 24. Merry Christmas Darling ✧ Carpenters // 25. Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season ✧ Andy Williams // 26. Sleigh Ride ✧ Leroy Anderson // 27. We Need A Little Christmas ✧ Percy Faith
What are your feelings on Christmas music? How early is too early to listen to it? What's your favorite song? Least favorite? Tell me in the comments! xo