As you might think, I'm big into Christmas. Always have been. Part of Christmas to me also is the music that goes along with it. I can honestly tell you that in the past 30-some-odd years, I've never put up the Christmas tree without playing Christmas Is… by The Percy Faith Orchestra. I play the whole album and regard it as one of my favorites of all time.
So in my iTunes Playlists for Christmas, here are my top 25. I encourage you to try each of them out if you don't already have them. Which of the 25 is my absolute favorite? Hm. I really have no idea. They're all pretty darned good.
1) White Christmas, Bing Crosby
2) Do They Know It's Christmas, Band Aid
3) We Need A Little Christmas, The Percy Faith Orchestra
5) Winter Wonderland, Johnny Mathis
6) Christmas in Dixie, Alabama
7) Blue Christmas, Cheryl Crowe
8) The Little Drummer Boy, The Harry Simeone Chroale
9) Happy Christmas, War Is Over, John Lennon
10) All I Want For Christmas Is You, Mariah Carey
11) Linus & Lucy, Vince Guaraldi Trio
12) Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reigndeer, Burl Ives
13) Frosty The Snowman, Jimmy Durante
14) You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch, The MGM Studio Orchestra
15) Merry Christmas Darling, The Carpenters
16) His Yoke Is Easy, The Royal Philharmonic & Royal Choral Society
17) Wonderful Christmastime, Paul McCartney
18) Christmas Is … The Percy Faith Orchestra
19) Home For The Holidays, Perry Como
20) All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth, The Chipmunks
21) Maybe Next Year (X-Mas Song), Meiko
22) Baby It's Cold Outside, Tom Jones & Cerys Matthews
24) Christmas Is Just Around The Corner, Barry Manilow
25) The Chanukah Song, Adam Sandler
Again, the order of the songs is debatable. But to me, any Christmas song playlist has to have these 25 in it to have the best of mixes. Enjoy.
Great list… only one I’d add is “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”~~~
Yes, but by which artist?