My Top 10 Holiday Songs

IMG_1554I love this time of year, and I do love Christmas music, though it can be excessive when played from October on.  I grew up singing Christmas carols, but in general, I prefer non-traditional Christmas music.  My favorite carol to sing is Joy to the World.  My favorite carol in general is Carol of the Bells, but I prefer completely instrumental versions of it.  These are my favorites, in no particular order.

1.  Happy Christmas (War is Over)- John Lennon

2.  Father Christmas- The Kinks

3.  Christmas Wrapping- The Waitresses

4.  Same Old Lang Syne- Dan Fogelberg

5.  Christmas Eve/ Sarajevo 12/24- Trans-Siberian Orchestra

6.  Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer- Elmo & Patsy

7.  The Entire Mr. Hankey’s Christmas Album

8.  White Christmas- Bing Crosby

9.  Snoopy’s Christmas- The Royal Guardsmen

10.  Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry

Honorable mention: I HATE the song The Christmas Shoes by Newsong.  Most.  Depressing.  Song.  Ever.  It always makes me cry.

As a bonus, here’s a Top 100 list with lots of other songs… in case you’re looking for a playlist.  🙂