Christmas Playlist 2009

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.

  1. “The Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues
  2. “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley
  3. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Judy Garland
  4. “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” by John Lennon
  5. (New) “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby
  6. “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” by Dean Martin
  7. “Baby It’s Cold Outside” by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan
  8. “Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy” by David Bowie & Bing Crosby
  9. “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.