Happy Monday before Christmas!
That should lessen the blow a bit, right? Only three more sleeps till Santa Claus comes to town and then we can all rock around the Christmas tree…as long as we take a minute to remember Grandma and that horrible encounter with a reindeer on Christmas Eve! 😉
Believe it or not, I haven’t been rocking the Christmas tuneage for the last three and a half weeks like I usually do. For some reason, I didn’t really feel any of the songs I’d caught on the radio…until I was on my way to work Friday night! Since then, it’s been nonstop decking and fa la la’ing and o’ holy’ing and yeah, I think you get the picture. So I thought to myself, “Self, what a great idea would it be to do a Music Monday post featuring all of your favorite Christmas songs?” and then I answered myself, “Why Self, you ARE a freaking genius!”
Now, before you guys start thinking I’m hitting the ‘nog over here, I think we should just get things JINGLIN’ already! 😉
Starting with my ALL time favorite Christmas song, “Carol of the Bells”! I love love LOVE this version by Pentatonix…I mean, what song isn’t made better with their signature a capella twist? Answer: NONE!
And speaking of acapella…oh, and I’m throwing it all the way back to seventh grade for ya here…this version of “O’ Holy Night” by NSYNC (yes, I went there…no shame!) has to make the list. Who else out there burnt a hole in their copy of Home for Christmas while wishing that come Christmas morning, your very on JT would be waiting under the tree…unwrapped of course! 😉 Ha, like I would’ve even known what to do with a naked man at the ripe old age of 13!
And while I’m being all naughty, I might as well share this gem, “Maybe Next Year” by Meiko. Pretty sure you could make this one hell of a Christmas striptease…hey, just saying. You gotta keep warm somehow this winter! 😉
Of course, if you WERE good, maybe…just MAYBE you’ll get a ring…and I don’t mean on the phone! I have to say out of all the many variations of “Santa Baby” I’ve heard, not ONE beats the original by Eartha Kitt.
While I think his rendition of Santa Baby just puts a bad taste in your mouth (I mean, really?), I think Michael Buble’s “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” rivals many of the classic baritones.
I never EVER thought Dean Martin’s Baby It’s Cold Outside could be beat…and already had it planned for this post…UNTIL I heard Seth MacFarlane sweet angel voice. Seth MacFUCKINGFarlane! How in the hell did I not know this crazy bastard could make me all toodly in my bits?! 😉
But sometimes, you just gotta
get a handle on the hormones stick with the classics. Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Perry Como…there’s just something about those men’s voices that just make me FEEL Christmas…like I’m back at home, helping my mom decorate the tree all over again. And while we never actually had a white Christmas in Tennessee, I did always hope that somehow Bing could make it happen.
And you know, EVERYbody knows a turkey and some mistletoe! 🙂
But honestly, out of older songs out there, if you’re in need of a good holiday cry, nothing gets the tears a-flowing quite like Christy Lane’s Shake Me I Rattle, Squeeze Me, I Cry. Makes me wanna go dig “Heather Baby” out of my spare bedroom closet and give her a big hug!
This last one was the hardest for me to pick. I’m a big TSO fan. For all you laymen out there, that would be Trans-Siberian Orchestra…no, they don’t have white tigers, I already checked. A Mad Russian’s Christmas (<- awesome video!) always makes me wanna prance around like a ballerina and I’m not sure what it is about Christmas Canon, but it always makes me think of a beautiful white wedding, but whenever I hear “Christmas Eve Sarajevo”, all I see is a great big tree covered in lights in the middle of a snowy forrest…oh wait.
So there ya go, TEN of my favorite Christmas songs/carols/melodies that make me nostalgic/speechless/and/or randy! Lol. I hope you all have a very MERRY Christmas! I’ll “see” you back here on Friday for a recap of the festivities! 😀
What’s YOUR favorite Christmas song?
I’m always SOOOO sad when they stop playing Christmas music….they should play it all year round!
Definitely agree with Carol of the Bells as the Christmas favourite. And holy shit Seth MacFarlane – since when has he been able to do that?!?
TSO is amazing – I saw them live a few years ago and it was incredible.
Pentatonix is the BEST!!!! Anything michael buble is amazing as well!
I love these! Especially the last one. I like to turn it alllll the way up in my car.
I still like this one though: http://youtu.be/My5Bzf0PQhc
Or this: http://youtu.be/P37xPiRz1sg
I have that N’sync CD and proudly listen to it every Christmas. LOVE IT!
God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman the Garth Brooks version has been my favorite since it came out. I just love it. Something very personal and soulful about it.
Buble will FOREVER have my heart. His Christmas special was the best! I’m sure you saw it. 😉
A very merry Christmas to you and yours, Heather!