Christmas Playlist 2017

I’ve been very carefully building a Christmas playlist for over a decade. 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 seventeen songs on the list.

  1. “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” by Darlene Love
  2. “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley
  3. “The Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues
  4. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Judy Garland
  5. “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby
  6. “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” By Dean Martin
  7. “Christmas Time is Here (Instrumental)” by Vince Guaraldi Trio
  8. “The Christmas Song” by Nat “King” Cole
  9. “I Wish It Could be Christmas Everyday” by Wizzard
  10. “Here Comes Santa Claus” by Elvis Presley
  11. “Baby It’s Cold Outside” by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan
  12. “What Christmas Means to Me” by Stevie Wonder
  13. “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” by John Lennon
  14. “What a Wonderful World” by Joey Ramone
  15. “Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy” by David Bowie & Bing Crosby
  16. “Father Christmas” by The Kinks
  17. “Merry Xmas Everybody” by Slade

This year’s addition is “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday” by Wizzard. I’ve heard this song pop up here and there more often in the past few years and I dig it. I was sort of leaning toward Weird Al’s “Christmas at Ground Zero” but it seems a bit too on the nose for ’17.

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