holiday music

I loooove Christmas music.  My holiday CD collection (yes, I still own CDs) is on heavy rotation right after Thanksgiving and throughout the entire month of December.  There’s nothing that takes me back to my childhood faster than Perry Como, Nat King Cole, or Bing Crosby crooning a holiday tune.  But my collection includes more than just the classics.  I adore the mournful notes of Loreena McKennitt’s Coventry Carol, the hope in religious Christmas music, the 80’s revisited in songs with RUN-DMC’s Christmas in Hollis and We Are The World, I even have a soft spot for South Park’s Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poo.

Here are a few Holiday songs that you might want to add to your playlist:

Loreena McKennitt – Coventry Carol

The Magnetic Fields – All the World is One Big Christmas Tree

The Pogues – Fairytale of New York

Nordic Chamber Choir – Lauidsen’s O Magnum Mysterium 

The Ramones – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)

The Muppets – It Feels Like Christmas

Trans Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Cannon

Ella Fitzgerald – What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve

Metallica – Carol of the Bells

Bing Crosby – Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Christmas Song)

Do you have any unusual Holiday songs that you enjoy?  Please share them…who knows they may end up on one of my CDs!




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