Saturday, December 1, 2012

Welcome To December! The Ultimate Holiday Playlist!

Only 25 more days until Christmas!
7 days until Hanukkah
And Kwanza is a-happenin' too!

I am going to be all up on some holiday blogging and some holiday decorating!

I got the boxes out when we got home from Thanksgiving travels.

Never Listless has already started the holiday fun with:

Here is what else you can look forward to as we sing our way through the next 25 days:
  • Ideas For Things To Do Around The Holidays

  • Ways To Display Your Holiday Cards
  • Holiday Food

  • DIY Food Gift Ideas

  • Hopefully, A Look At 1 Or 2 Holiday-Wild Houses

  • Crazy Christmas Lights
  • Crazy Santa Photos
  • And... An Interview With Santa, Himself!
My goodness! There is a lot to do.

One of the most important things on your to do list ought to be getting your
HOLIDAY PLAYLIST ready! I am here to help you with that!!!

Thanksgiving has come and gone. There is no need to hold yourself back from putting on holiday music anymore. As soon as there is even a touch of cold in the air I am ready to hear Nat King Cole use his sweet voice to tell me about Rudolph.

In honor of the holidays getting closer and my constant desire to rock out to Christmas music I have compiled The Ultimate Holiday Playlist for you!

Actually, I have made three!
  1. What I decided a Classic Holiday Playlist should include
  2. A Holiday Playlist geared toward children
  3. A Slightly Funkier Playlist

These are definitely more Christmas-oriented than they are all-encompassing-holiday-oriented. Sorry about that! I just happen to know a lot more about the song Must Be Santa and Silent Night than I do about The Dreidel Song.

Classic Holiday Playlist:
Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song
David Bowie & Bing Crosby - Peace On Earth/ Little Drummer Boy
Nat King Cole - O Holy Night
Coldplay - Have Yourself A Merry Christmas
Louis Armstrong - White Christmas
Temptations, The - Little Drummer Boy
Nat King Cole - Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
Chris Cornell - Ave Maria [Chris Cornell from Soundgarden... can you believe it? It is beautiful!]
Perry Como - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Nutcracker - Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
Dean Martin - Baby, it's Cold Outside
Paul McCartney- Wonderful Christmas Time
Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Beatles - Christmas Time (Is Here Again)
Johnny Mathis - The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Dean Martin - Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Nat King Cole - Caroling, Caroling
Kenny Rogers And Dolly Parton - I'll Be Home for Christmas [You know Dolly Parton belongs on a classic holiday playlist!!]
John Lennon - So This is Christmas
Perry Como - We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Ella Fitzgerald - Sleigh Ride
Etta James - Please Come Home for Christmas
Frank Sinatra - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
John Williams - Carol of the Bells
Whitney Houston - Do You Hear What I Hear
Nat King Cole - Silent Night
Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock
John Denver - Silver Bells
Hotel Cafe Medley - Auld lang syne (medley)

Kiddie Holiday Playlist:
Raffi- Must Be Santa
Charlie Brown- Christmas Is Coming
Muppets - We Need A Little Christmas
Charlie Brown - Skating
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Theme - You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Disney Characters - Here We Come A-Caroling
Muppets - One More Sleep 'Til Christmas
Jackson 5 - Frosty The Snowman
Dean Martin - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Johnny Mathis - Jingle Bell Rock
Muppets & John Denver - Twelve Days of Christmas
Macy Gray - Winter Wonderland
Disney Characters - Jingle Bells
Muppets & John Denver - Christmas is Coming
Willie Nelson - Here Comes Santa Claus [Willie Nelson really should be on every child's holiday playlist!]
Raffi - On Christmas Morning

Funkier Holiday Playlist:
Bandaid - Do They Know It's Christmas
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
Stevie Wonder - One Little Christmas Tree
Bing Crosby - Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas)
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Christmas All Over Again
Coldplay - 2000 Miles
Barbara Mandrell - It Must Have Been The Mistletoe
Stevie Wonder - Someday At Christmas
Jose Feliciano - Feliz Navidad
Otis Redding - Merry Christmas Baby
Wham! - Last Christmas
Everclear - Santa Baby
Cyndi Lauper - Early Christmas Morning
Billy Squier - Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You
John & Yoko - Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
Ingrid Michaelson - Winter Song ft Sara Bareilles
Musical Cast Of Toys, Wendy & Lisa - Closing Of The Year [Does anyone else remember this song? For some reason, everything about it reminds me of Christmas]
'N Sync - Kiss Me At Midnight [That's what I said... 'N Sync]
Beach Boys - Little Saint Nick
Spice Girls, The - Christmas Wrapping
Britney Spears - My Only Wish (This Year)
Death Cab For Cutie - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Bruce Springsteen - Merry Christmas Baby
Stevie Wonder - One Little Christmas Tree
Ringo Starr - White Christmas
Ron Sexsmith - Maybe This Christmas
Barbara Mandrell - It Must Have Been The Mistletoe
Frank Sinatra & Cyndi Lauper - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
New Kids On The Block - Funky, Funky Christmas

I can think of no better way to end a post than with the words, "New Kids On The Block - Funky, Funky Christmas."


  1. You left off the Kiddie list...Dominic the Italian Christmas Donkey and I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas...what were you thinking?? lol

    1. How could I have possibly missed Dominic the Italian Christmas Donkey?!?!? You're silly! I think I can picture you singing that song. I will have to find it and give it a listen!

  2. Maybe one year we will learn the words to all those great Christmas songs!