Favorite Christmas Songs

Every year you hear the same tired old tunes drug out from the archives.

Rocking Around The Christmas Tree.  Blue Christmas.  Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

They have their place, but it’s nice to hear a tune that is original (and not horrible) or a great redo of a classic holiday tune.

Here are some that I really don’t tire of hearing for the month that is “the season”.  No particular order.

Why Can’t It Be Christmastime All Year by Rosie Thomas.  Upbeat but not too pop.  She just sounds like she is having fun singing it.  Plus, the chorus is kind of catchy.  Fun song.

Christmas Time Is Here by MercyMe.  Their disc “The Christmas Sessions” is a nice holiday collection and this is the catch of the bunch.  This is just a nice, jazzed-up version of the song.

Driving Home For Christmas by Chris Rea.  How does this not get more air time?  

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? by Ramsey Lewis Trio.  First of all, it’s Ramsey Lewis.  The arrangement is fantastic.  I can listen to this one all day.

My Favorite Things by Tony Bennett.  This version is off the collection “A Swingin’ Christmas Featuring The Count Basie Big Band”.  I know, I know is this even a Christmas song.  Who cares?  It’s got Basie and Bennett.

Have a great Christmas and/or holiday season!

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