Fav Christmas Tunes

by - Monday, December 10, 2018

Ahhh Christmas! The season that literally has its own type of music, spanning all genres--new & old. I couldn't not write up a post about some of my fav Xmas jams that I blast this time of year. Now, I do have a 5 hour and 15 minute Christmas music playlist, sooooo..... I'm a bit Christmas crazy haha! This is on Apple Music, so if anyone was even thinking about checking it out, I'm sorry for that as Spotify seems to be the most popular mode for streaming music :')

I'm going to divide this post up into three categories: Carols, Oldies, Modern Oldies, & Modern (of which there will be only a few haha). I prefer a lot of old music in general anyways, so if you were thinking this would feature a lot of today's pop artists take on Christmas, you'd be mistaken. 
At the same time, I love loads of Christmas songs from the 80s, and I don't think that counts as today/new/fresh modern! (Does this make any sense? Probably not.) As much as I love Michael Buble's Christmas album, my heart will always belong, first and foremost, to icons like Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby.

I'm just going to list my top 7 in each category otherwise this post could be super long lol!

I was raised on classic Christmas carols, so it always really surprised me when my friends or peers didn't know songs like "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" or "The Holly and the Ivy." Anyways, I'm going to list a few of my favs.
1.  The above two that I mentioned
2.  Joy to the World
3.  Noel
4.  Little Drummer Boy 
5.  Hark the Herald Angels Sing
6.  It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
7.  What Child Is This?

1.  It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Andy Williams)
2.  Blue Christmas (Elvis)
3.  Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Frank Sinatra)
4.  The Christmas Song (Nat King Cole)
5.  White Christmas (Bing Crosby)
6.  It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Perry Cuomo)
7.  Let it Snow! (Frank Sinatra)

1.  All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah, because duh)
2.  Do They Know It's Christmas (the original Band Aid 1984 edition, although I do adore BA30's)
3.  Last Christmas (Wham! what an absolute bop)
4.  Wonderful Christmastime (Paul McCartney)
5.  Thank God It's Christmas (Queen)
6.  Step Into Christmas (Elton)
7.  Merry Christmas Everyone (Shakin' Stevens)

This is mainly albums as I don't have very many specific song favourites from the modern era :')
1.  Jingle Bells (Michael Buble)
2. Any of Michael W. Smith's Christmas albums
3.  Santa Tell Me (Ariana)
4.  Christmas: The Peace Project (Hillsong Worship)
5.  Mary Did You Know? (Pentatonix)
6. The Vamps Christmas album

What's one of your favourite Christmas songs/albums & by who? This playlist gets longer & longer each year, so I'd love some new additions :) 

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