Christmas Playlist ’19
I’ve been carefully building a Christmas playlist for over a decade, adding one track a year. There are now eighteen songs on the list.
- “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” by Darlene Love
- “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley
- “The Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues
- “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Judy Garland
- “A Holly Jolly Christmas” by Burl Ives
- “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby
- “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” By Dean Martin
- “Christmas Time is Here (Instrumental)” by Vince Guaraldi Trio
- “The Christmas Song” by Nat “King” Cole
- “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson
- “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” by John Lennon
- “I Wish It Could be Christmas Everyday” by Wizzard
- “Here Comes Santa Claus” by Elvis Presley
- “What Christmas Means to Me” by Stevie Wonder
- “All I Want For Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey
- “What a Wonderful World” by Joey Ramone
- “Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy” by David Bowie & Bing Crosby
- “Father Christmas” by The Kinks
- “Merry Xmas Everybody” by Slade
This year’s addition is “Sleigh Ride.” I’m using the Leroy Anderson orchestral version, but the Ronettes’ is also great. We played “Sleigh Ride” every year in high school band so I just have a soft spot for the version without lyrics.
It’s been a few years since I’ve looked at the song sequence. I might change things around a bit once I listen to it a few times.