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Christmas songs?

December 9, 2008

Jana and I made a Christmas CD on iTunes this week for the season.  We made it together so obviously any girly songs were Jana’s idea and any of the more manly Christmas songs had to be mine… of course.  Here’s our current lineup…

1. It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas – Bing Crosby

2. Breath of Heaven – Amy Grant

3. White Christmas – Bing Crosby

4. Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms & the Anita Kerr Singers

5. Winter Wonderland – Tony Bennett

6. Carol of the Bells/Sing We Now of Christmas – Barlow Girl (this is seriously really good)

7. All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

8. Christmas Canon – Trans Siberian Orchestra

9. Frosty the Snowman – Jimmy Durante

10. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra

11. A Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives

12. Let it Snow – Michael Buble

13. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee (Home Alone anyone?)

14. Santa Clause is Comin’ to Town – Bruce Springsteen

15. Silver Bells – Relient K

OK – what did we miss?  What are you favorite Christmas songs?

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. Mary Bea permalink
    December 9, 2008 11:16 pm

    Some Manhatten Transfer…like Caroling Caroling is one of my faves by them– some old school stuff like the Ray Coniff Singers…way cheesy and I love them!!
    Mary Did You Know, Amy Grant…
    Vince Guaraldi’s Charlie Brown songs…
    And the manly song for Josh…Please Daddy Don’t Get Drunk this Christmas, John Denver 😉

  2. December 10, 2008 12:45 am

    O Holy Night – my favorite. I don’t care who sings it!

    That and a good ole’ “Santa Baby”
    I don’t know if I’d listen to it over and over on my ipod, but you gotta hear that song at least once every Christmas!

    Oh, and “Grandma got run over by a reindeer”

    But again, not ipod worthy… just one time wonders for me!

  3. shelley permalink
    December 10, 2008 9:26 am

    great idea! but….help me know which, besides #14 & 15, are the manly songs??…… For years we’ve wanted to make a cd like that & send it out as our Christmas card (never happened)!

    we traditionally put up our tree with a little Vince Guaraldi playing in the background!

    and mercyme’s “Joseph’s Lullaby” is a new perspective on Christmas & a beautiful song.

  4. Julie Howerton permalink
    December 10, 2008 9:43 am

    I know I want the theme song to Charlie Brown’s Christmas.

  5. josh permalink
    December 10, 2008 11:00 am

    Shelley – any song that you think is manly is one that I probably picked. I’ll leave it at that.

  6. Shi permalink
    December 10, 2008 3:25 pm

    Oh Holy Night is definitely my all-time favorite! I also love Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and The Christmas Song when they are done well….

    All I Want For Christmas is a fun one too. Mariah Carey Christmas CD is great, and Alan loves some NSync Christmas music!!! LOL

  7. Sue permalink
    December 10, 2008 3:47 pm

    Transiberian Orchestra.

    Faith Hill’s new Christmas song “A Baby Changes Everything” is incredible.

  8. josh permalink
    December 10, 2008 4:04 pm

    “Alan loves NSync Christmas Music”… that will get remembered.

  9. Patrick Myers permalink
    December 10, 2008 6:58 pm

    Ugh. I LOATHE Christmas music (mainly because it starts playing before Thanksgiving is even underway), but I’ll join in on this thread…

    Hands down, “Mary did you know” There’s an amazing guitar version out there with some sweet riffs and powerful chords, and i’ve heard it several times on the radio, but have been unable to locate it as of yet.

    As for manly christmas songs: The only TRUE manly christmas song is the Boar’s Head Song.

  10. josh permalink
    December 10, 2008 11:28 pm

    Patrick – sweet to get a Stunt Man’s opinion on Christmas Music! The Boar’s Head song!???!!!?

  11. Patrick Myers permalink
    December 11, 2008 1:20 am

    Yeah, it’s pretty obscure and definitely not an “American Christmas” tradition. The story goes that some time in the middle ages a student from Queen’s College in Oxford was walking in the grounds when a wild boar came crashing toward him. He ran as far as he could until his back was against the wall. The boar was pounding toward him, death imminent – untill the student pulled out a copy of Aristotle’s philosophy and rammed it into the boar’s mouth, killing it instantly. Its head was served in the Queen Hall that night – and every Christmas night up to the present time.

    You can find a version (and lyrics) at

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