Thirteen Christmas Songs That I Love
- Little Drummer Boy
I love both the traditional version, and the Bing & Bowie version, below.
- Heirlooms by Amy Grant
This song was released in 1983, when LadyKay was pregnant with Kiddo #1, and about six months after my paternal grandfather died.
- Snoopy vs. the Red Baron (Snoopy’s Christmas)
I always lose it when the Red Baron cries out, Merree Chreestmas, mein friend!
- Holly Jolly Christmas
Oh ho, the mistletoe, hung where you can see / Somebody waits for you, kiss her once for me! Only the Burl Ives Snowman from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer version will do!
- Do You Hear What I Hear?
At some point each Christmas season, Shrike and I attempt to sing this unaccompanied and fail miserably, because we can never remember who heard, saw and knew what when.
- Happy Christmas, by John Lennon
War is over, if you want it . . . .
- You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Animated version, please!
- Feliz Navidad
This one brings back memories of my friends Christmas carolling in the halls at school with their Spanish classes. And Mexican restaurants.
- Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
I’ve always wanted to be invited to a Christmas Party Hop!
- Away in a Manger
The cattle are lowing, the poor baby wakes / But Little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes.
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Make the yuletide gay!
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Yes, I do sing along with the hand-motions while driving. You got a problem with that?
- Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Bruce Springsteen version
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