Thursday, December 10, 2009

20 Sweet: Christmas Songs

Some people go to malls or coffee shops the day after Thanksgiving and scoff at the Christmas wreaths, Christmas lights, and Santa Claus decorations that seemed to pop up overnight. Perhaps this commercialization is a little over-the-top, and maybe they should just wait until December at least, but there’s one thing I love about the whole deal.

Christmas music—it’s suddenly everywhere. Sure, some of the tunes you hear are a little rough – formerly hot boy bands trying to get a hit on the charts by any means necessary, or overly modernized, butchered versions of classics – but I still love it. Here are some of those guilty-pleasure Christmas favorites…enjoy, and feel free to post your own song suggestions.

1. Christmas Song – Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds
2. Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt
3. 2000 Miles – The Pretenders
4. Merry Christmas Baby – Otis Redding
5. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town – Bruce Springsteen
6. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – Jack Johnson
7. River – Joni Mitchell
8. Christmas Time is Here – Vince Guaraldi Trio
9. The Christians and the Pagans –Dar Williams
10. Little Saint Nick – The Beach Boys
11. Christmas is All Around – “Billy Mack” (from Love Actually)
12. Las Christmas – Jimmy Eat World
13. Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney
14. Winter Wonderland – Jason Mraz
15. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
16. All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey
17. Frosty the Snowman – Fiona Apple
18. Feliz Navidad РJos̩ Feliciano
19. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow – Dean Martin
20. Happy Xmas (War is Over) – John Lennon