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 thirteen songs on the list.

  1. “The Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues
  2. “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley
  3. New “Father Christmas” by The Kinks
  4. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Judy Garland
  5. “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” by John Lennon
  6. “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby
  7. “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” by Dean Martin
  8. “The Christmas Song” by Nat “King” Cole
  9. “What Christmas Means to Me” by Stevie Wonder
  10. “Here Comes Santa Claus” by Elvis Presely
  11. “Baby It’s Cold Outside” by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan
  12. “Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy” by David Bowie & Bing Crosby
  13. “Merry Xmas Everybody” by Slade