It’s Christmastime ladies and gents! It’s time to deck the halls, hang the mistletoe (if you’re into that sort of thing) and play Christmas music. I love Christmas music. When I was a kid I played Christmas music from morning to night. The feeling the music brings is unmatched by anything else going on this time of year.
When it comes to Christmastime music, I love the classics. I grew up on them. Over the years I added a song or two to my mixed cassette tapes or CD’s. Now I have a pretty versatile collection I’ve added to my iTunes playlist.
But there are some songs, no matter who else sings them nowadays that I will only listen to by certain artists. Because these artists fill me with certain warm Christmastime feelings, no one else will do.
Like the first song on my list…
The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
NO ONE sings this song better than this man! His voice is so smooth, so comforting. I hear Mr. Cole sing this song and I am immediately transported back to Christmastime’s past. His voice is just warm and beautiful!
Or how about this song:
Blue Christmas by none other than Elvis Presley
I mean, you can’t very well have a Christmastime music playlist without the king okay. Ignoring the screaming fans in the background of this video, his voice is one of a kind. Just amazing!
And if you want a baritone voice in your collection, how about…
Mistletoe and Holly by old blue eyes himself, Frank Sinatra
I just love that deep but smooth voice of his. There is something so soothing about his voice.
Now I’m about to upset a few people here with this next one.
Baby, It’s Cold Outside by the wonderful Dean Martin
This song recently got banned from many radio stations throughout the U.S. due to it’s “promoting of rape and triggering lyrics”. Checking the political debate at the door here but I saw this coming. It was only a matter of time. I still love the song though and always will.
Changing the subject now, lets talk about Rudolf for a minute…
Run Rudolf Run by Chuck Berry
I know this song has been sung by others but I just love Chuck Berry’s version the best. He’s Chuck Berry ya’ll!
Of course Christmas isn’t Christmas without…
Winter Wonderland by Tony Bennett
He does it the Vegas way baby!
Now for a few female voices in here…
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee
Can you really listen to her voice singing this song and not get a warm fuzzy feeling?
Or if you want a stronger voice let’s try…
All I want for Christmas by Mariah Carey
I was totally into Mariah Carey when I was 12 and 13 years old. You have to admit, she has a great voice!
Or the late great…
Do You Hear What I Hear by Whitney Houston
Her voice just screams Christmastime! She had such an amazing and beautiful voice. Just amazing!
This next song really takes me back to my teenage years…
Sleigh Ride by TLC
Hey, I was a teenager of the 90’s and while they had a lot of great male artists and bands, it was the women who really inspired me. And these women were on fire back in the day!
Rest in Peace Left Eye, AKA, Lisa Lopes (she tragically died in a car accident years ago)
Another song from another 90’s fave…
Santa Baby by Madonna
I was a huge fan of Madonna most of my life. While this song was done before, her version is my favorite. It just suits her doesn’t it?
This next song is new…
Jingle Bells by Gwen Stefani
I just found this song not that long ago but I really love the way Gwen sings it. She adds a perfect mixture of classic and modern to this timeless song!
Of course, I absolutely adore this next beautiful lady,
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Judy Garland
I absolutely adored Judy back in my teens when I went through my classic musicals faze. This song was in the musical Meet Me in St. Louis. Hey, I never said I wasn’t a dork, haha! But seriously though her voice is just so soothing.
And I can’t have a Christmastime playlist without this awesome song…
Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney
No one will ever replace his version of this song for me!
And for all you singles out there…
Last Christmas by Wham
I find this to be an inspiring song about moving on from a broken heart at a time of year when getting over that can be the hardest thing to do.
This next song is just…
This Christmas by Chris Brown
I’m not a fan of Chris Brown. Ever since his violent act towards Rhihanna, I haven’t listened to his music. With that being said though, I do love the way he sings this song. And I do hope he got some help and got better too. Staying positive here.
And ya knew I’d find a way to add this next artist into my Christmastime playlist…
Please Come Home for Christmas by Bon Jovi
FYI, I had no idea Cindy Crawford was in this video when I looked this up. I didn’t even know there was a video, haha. I’m a bad Bon Jovi fan 🙁
Alright ya’ll, my last song I promise then you can go back to listening to your own music I swear.
White Christmas by Bing Crosby
I am ending this post on one of the best Christmas songs ever! And no one will ever sing this better – for me – than the beloved Bing Crosby. Just no one. Not even Bon Jovi, 😱
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope your holidays are filled with wonderful tunes that fill you with warm fuzzies all over! What’s on your Christmastime playlist?
Thanks so much for reading!
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