December 8, 2008
1. the christmas song | nat king cole (favorite song of all-time)
2. sleigh ride | leroy anderson
3. jingle bells | the andrews sisters
4. white christmas | bing crosby
5. here comes santa clause | bing crosby & the andrews sisters
6. caroling, caroling | nat king cole
7. holly jolly christmas | burl ives
8. have yourself a merry little christmas | judy garland, ella fitzgerald
9. let it snow | vaughn monroe
10. happy holidays | andy williams
11. christmas time is here | vince guaraldi trio
12. winter wonderland | the andrews sisters
13. rudolph the red-nosed reindeer | gene autry
14. o holy night | nat king cole
15. a marshmallow world | frank sinatra and dean martin
16. jolly old st. nicholas/little drummer boy medley | ray conniff & the ray conniff singers
17. i'll be home for christmas | frank sinatra
18. mistletoe and holly | frank sinatra
19. it's beginning to look a lot like christmas | perry como & the fontane sisters
20. baby it's cold outside | dean martin (grant's favorite)
21. there's no place like home for the holidays | the carpenters
22. santa baby | eartha kitt
23. hark! the herald angels sing | vince guaraldi trio
24. the most wonderful time of the year | andy williams
25. santa claus is comin' to town | the andrews sisters & bing crosby
from a very young age, my dear dad taught his daughters to recognize and appreciate the timeless, untouchable quality of the classics. (true story: i became addicted to nat king cole in the 4th grade.) and for this, i am eternally grateful to him. one of my favorite christmas memories is the drive home from grandma's house, when dad would find a radio station playing classic holiday music. us girls would play 'name that singer' and dad would judge. he is, of course, all-knowing, when it comes to this game.
so, in hopes of sharing what dad shared with me, and in case you've been wanting to bulk up your christmas playlist in itunes, i've compiled a list of 25 of my favorites. classics, of course. (if two artists are listed, i consider both versions to be worthy of a mention.)
ps. my cool advent calendar was a gift from haley last year. thanks, hales!

8 comments:

notebookdoodles said...

oh my goodness!! thank you for sharing this with us =) i will try listening to them now.

♥sb

bryant said...

this is indeed a great list of Christmas songs.

Miss Aimee said...

love your blog too. Thanks for visiting. Stop by again tomorrow please.
:)

Blair said...

What a great "play list". I think I make some i-tunes additions to my Christmas playlist. It is always so hard to find the perfect voice for each song!

please sir said...

I just downloaded a bunch of these! They make me so happy...

Renee said...

Great list Summer!!
Remember how, when playing "name that artist, Dad's clue so many times would be, "first name ends with a "Y"?!!
Great memories! Let's play again this year, huh?

ChRiStY said...

I've been listening to pandora radio station in the coffee shop studying for the better part of the day. Many of these songs have played! They sort of just make your heart warm... like a peppermint hot cocoa on an icy winter day!-- Christina is great!... I wish you could have seen her face last night when she found out I decided to follow your blog!

{michelle} said...

I love Christmas music, I'd play it all year long if people wouldn't complain every time they got in my car! P.S. Love your blog!

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