A Christmas Playlist For You

Curious at all about what we listen to around the house this time of year?  This is just a very, very small sampling of some our holiday favorites.  Just hit play and enjoy!  (I hope.)

  1. "Christmas Time is Here" - Vince Guaraldi Trio
  2. "I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus" - Brenda Lee
  3. "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" - Gayla Peevey (Big Sis insisted)
  4. "Merry Christmas Baby" - Otis Redding
  5. "Please Come Home for Christmas" - Charles Brown
  6. "Sugar Rum Cherry" - Duke Ellington
  7. "Carol of the Bells" - The Bird and the Bee
  8. "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" - Thurl Ravenscroft
  9. "Medley: Alfie, the Christmas Tree/It's in Every One of Us" - John Denver & the Muppets
  10. "Ol' St. Nicholas" - Doris Day
  11. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" - Frank Sinatra
  12. "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlement/We Three Kings" - Barenaked Ladies & Sarah McLachlan
  13. "Sleigh Ride" - Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops
  14. "Peace On Earth/Silent Night" - Dean Martin ("Peace On Earth" is from Lady & the Tramp)
  15. "The Christmas Waltz" - She & Him
  16. "I Wish My Mom Would Marry Santa Claus" - Gene Autry
  17. "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" - Peggy Lee
  18. "Ave Maria" - Sarah Vaughan
  19. "Frosty the Snowman" - Fiona Apple
  20. "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" - Perry Como
  21. "Mele Kalikimaka" - Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters
  22. "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" - Billie Holiday
  23. "Suzy Snowflake" - Rosemary Cooney
  24. "Children, Go Where I Send Thee" - Natalie Merchant
  25. "Once in Royal David's City" - Sufjan Stevens
  26. "Christmas for Cowboys" - John Denver
  27. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - Judy Garland
  28. "Light of the Stable" - Emmylou Harris
  29. "Caroling, Caroling" - Nat King Cole
  30. "True Blue Miracle" - Cast of Sesame Street (as of 1979)
  31. "O Holy Night" - Tennessee Ernie Ford and Gordon MacRae
  32. "O Come O Come, Emmanuel" - The Civil Wars
  33. "Christmas Time All Over the World" - Sammy Davis, Jr.
  34. "Nuttin' For Christmas" - Art Mooney & His Orchestra, featuring Barry Gordon
  35. "Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season" - Andy Williams ("The Holiday Season" was written by Kay Thompson!)
  36. "Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth" - Bing Crosby & David Bowie
  37. "Angels We Have Heard On High" - Joan Osborne
  38. "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" - Jane Monheit
  39. "In the Bleak Midwinter" - Shawn Colvin
  40. "Pretty Paper" - Willie Nelson
  41. "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" - T-Bone Burnett and Sam Phillips
  42. "Hard Candy Christmas" - Dolly Parton
  43. "This Time of Year" - Mandy Barnett
  44. "Patapan" - Julie Andrews
  45. "The Man With the Bag" - Kay Starr
  46. "Gabriel's Message" - Sting
  47. "Coventry Carol" - Loreena McKennitt
  48. "Little Altar Boy" - The Carpenters
  49. "Sweet Little Jesus Boy" - Mahalia Jackson
  50. "In Dulci Jubilo" - King's College, Cambridge Choir
  51. "The Holly & The Ivy" - Mediaeval Baebes
  52. "What Child Is This" - Vanessa Williams
  53. "White Christmas" - The Drifters
  54. "The Little Drummer Boy" - Harry Simeone Chorale
  55. "The Friendly Beasts" - The Louvin Brothers
  56. "Baby Born Today" - Elizabeth Mitchell & Friends
  57. "Someday at Christmas" - Stevie Wonder
  58. "Jingle Bells" - Ella Fitzgerald
  59. "Let It Snow" - Diana Krall
  60. "The Wexford Carol" - YoYo Ma with Alison Krauss
  61. "The Christmas Spirit" - Johnny Cash
  62. "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" - Johnny Mathis
  63. "Ole Santa" - Dinah Washington
  64. "Ding! Dong! Merrily on High" - The Chieftains with the Renaissance Singers
  65. "Marshmallow World" - Darlene Love
  66. "Winter Wonderland" - Chet Baker Quartet
  67. "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" - Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra
  68. "The Christmas Guest" - Grandpa Jones
  69. "Away in a Manger" - The Innocence Mission
  70. "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" - Sarah McLachlan
  71. "The Spirit of Christmas" - Ray Charles


  1. Is this your house? It's fabulous!!!!!!!!
    I love this song btw.

    1. Oh, no. Our house is tiny and we just got a few lights up yesterday. This is one of those fabulously synchronized houses. We always "visit" it a couple times a year. ;)

  2. Oh what a wonderful playlist! Thank you!
    We have a Frank Sinatra Christmas CD and a Bing Crosby one, and Joy to the World by Pink Martini and a Cd by a Greek children's choir and we've basically been listening to those every day for about a month. Great to hear something different and lovely :)

    1. Oh, the Pink Martini album is great! I didn't put anything from it on here, as I was already overloading this thing, but I really like it! My husband would be grumbling at the lack of classical and choral pieces. He's very particular. ;)

  3. well, this is lovely. We've been listening for the past hour. My husband is on the couch (work Christmas party last night =VERY sore head) and I'm mooching around the kitchen breathing a sigh of relief that my kids are finished in school and I won't be making packed lunches for a while. Thanks!

    1. Omigosh, I was ready to jump up and down last night, because I didn't have to pack any lunches for today. Hooray for break! My youngest has decided she doesn't like to eat at school. Except for cupcakes when someone in her class has a birthday or something.... that's different! :/

      I'm so glad you're enjoying my playlist! xoxo


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