In the meantime, I thought a few fun, festive posts would be a good change from the serious and the stress. So, I'm sharing one of my sanity-saving secrets for the holidays: feel-good tunes. I love Christmas music. I'm always ready to give it up by Christmas, since we listen to it nonstop. But, it's also bittersweet to know I won't hear it again until after Thanksgiving. So here is a list of my favorites. You know, those songs that I crave and can't help but sing along to while decorating, wrapping, or recovering from the store crowd battles. Pipe in with some of yours. Happy Howling!
|Thanks to Scribbles from Emily for free image|
- Christmas in Dixie :: Alabama
- Tender Tennessee Christmas :: oddly, also Alabama
- All I Want for Christmas :: Mariah Carey
- Miss You Most at Christmas Time :: Mariah Carey (she might be one of my fave holiday singers)
- Baby, It's Cold Outside :: So many good versions (and some not so good) Leon Redbone + Zooey Deschanel (Elf) is great, and you can't go wrong with the classic Dean Martin
- It's a Marshmallow World :: Dean Martin
- Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) :: Mariah Carey (told you)
- A New York Christmas :: Rob Thomas
- O Holy Night :: As long as a person can sing, it's hard to find a bad version. Here's a poll on this http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/12/14/o-holy-night-best-version-christmas/
- Merry Christmas, Baby :: Ray Charles
- That Spirit of Christmas (featured in Christmas Vacation) :: Ray Charles
- Grown Up Christmas List :: I like Amy Grant's & Kelly Clarkson's versions
- Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays :: N Sync (don't judge)
- I'll Be Home for Christmas :: Oodles of versions, but Bing is original
- Someday at Christmas :: Stevie had the original, but Jackson 5 also did it justice. Justin Bieber can stop ruining Christmas songs anytime.
As a special bonus, here's an oddball song you might not know. It's quirky, fun, and will absolutely invade your brain (and a funny video parody): Dominic, the Christmas Donkey. You're welcome.
Merry Christmas singing!