I’ve been very carefully building a Christmas playlist for the past few years. I only add one song a year, and I only listen to the songs on the list between Thanksgiving and the Epiphany. There are now nine songs on the list.
- “The Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues
- “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley
- “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Judy Garland
- “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” by John Lennon
- (New) “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby
- “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” by Dean Martin
- “Baby It’s Cold Outside” by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan
- “Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy” by David Bowie & Bing Crosby
- “Merry Xmas Everybody” by Slade
My mom has Bing Crosby’s Christmas album on vinyl. As a kid I used to love playing records, and she has a great collection of Christmas albums. It’s hard to pick, and I already have a Bing Crosby tune on the list, but if anyone is allowed to appear twice on a Christmas playlist, it’s Bing Crosby.