Today's the day we blog about Christmas music!
According to Tommy and Ryan (oh, and The G). So I'll throw my hat in the ring. I'm not much of a purist when it comes to holiday tunes -- I'm an equal opportunity spirit lover. I'm especially fond of most of the high energy ones that make you want to dance like Kevin McAllister with his Michael Jordan cardboard cut out. Ryan says Christmas is about the past, which is all well and good, but it's also about celebrating.
- Both "What Christmas Means to Me" and "One Little Christmas Tree" by Stevie Wonder
- Most everything that was played in Home Alone, particluarly "Jingle Bell Rock" (Bobby Helms), "Rockin Around the Christmas Tree" (Brenda Lee), "Run Run Rudolph" (Chuck Berry) and ESPECIALLY, the doo wop version of "White Christmas" by The Drifters
- "Just Like Christmas" by Low
- "Christmas Party" by The Walkmen
- "Christmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses
- "The Chipmunks Song" used to be up there, but I fear that this new abomination of a movie might make me re-think that. I just really like bobbing back and forth.
- "Linus and Lucy" from A Charlie Brown Christmas, obviously.
- And, I know. I know. All sorts of criticism will likely come my way for this one, but, I think if you reach deep down in your heart, you'll realize you love it too. "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey is top notch. There, I said it.
If you're a fan of Wham's "Last Christmas," check this out: these bloggers are compiling every cover of the song they can find. They have found an astounding number.