So, This is Christmas…


Earlier this week I shared the first five of my favorite Christmas songs at Just Hear Those Sleigh Bells… I’m continuing with my final five favorites, once again in no specific order-

  1. Wonderful Christmas Time- Paul McCartneyHappy Xmas (War is Over)- John Lennon and Yoko Ono- Originally I had the Paul McCartney song in this spot but when I looked for a video, the first one I watched seemed to just be filled with Paul’s ego. I think that McCartney is an incredibly talented musician but after watching hours of videos and reading countless accounts over the years, I find his personality to be a bit too much for me and that detracts from my enjoyment of his music at times. In the case of this song, I couldn’t overlook it. So in it’s place, I’m giving you a song I actually prefer and it seems fitting that it is by John Lennon.

  2. Merry Christmas Darling– The Carpenters This is the Christmas song of my teenage years. It takes me back to my angsty totally crushing for the bad boy days.
  3. Christmas Eve/Sarajevo– Trans-Siberian Orchestra Having 3 musician children I would be remiss if I did not include one instrumental song. This one is the leader of the pack. It’s so moving and powerful. And I can’t resist the appeal of the strong piano and percussion components.

  4. Happy Holidays/White Christmas– Barry Manilow I’m a Barry Manilow fan. I admit it. I hope you won’t hold it against me. Then again, if you’ve been paying attention to my taste in music, it doesn’t come as a surprise to you, right? My Barry Manilow Christmas CDs are some of my favorites. What can I say? I love him!

  5. The Christmas Song– Nat King Cole This song transports me to my childhood and instantly makes me feel all Christmas-y. Like Sleigh Ride, it’s a song that has always been part of my Christmas season. It’s a classic and I love it.    

And so ends my favorite Christmas songs. Which songs are “must listen to” songs for you?