As you all know, I love Christmas music. I have a large collection of Christmas music that I play nonstop throughout the Christmas season, but there are some songs/albums that I play on repeat, like Harry Connick Jr. or Mahalia Jackson’s “Silent Night” or Harry Connick Jr.
If you know me well you also know that, in my opinion, Harry Connick Jr. is number one. I fell in love with Christmas music when I was in middle school by listening to his album “When My Heart Finds Christmas.” It’s still the first album that I play the day after Thanksgiving and nothing makes it feel more like Christmas than listening to the opening strains of “Sleigh Ride.”
Like I did last year, I thought I’d put together a playlist of songs that I’ve been drawn to this year. I narrowed them down to 25 this year.
In no particular order:
- Sleigh Ride by Harry Connick Jr.
- White Christmas by Michael Bublé and Shania Twain
- It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas by Harry Connick Jr.
- Christmas Is the Time by Katharine McPhee
- Jingle Bells by Michael Bublé
- Silver Bells by Martina McBride
- Frosty the Snowman by Harry Connick Jr.
- Santa Baby by Kellie Pickler
- All I Want for Christmas Is You by Michael Bublé
- Same Old Lang Syne by Dan Fogelberg
- It’s Not Christmas Without You by Katharine McPhee
- My Grown-Up Christmas List by Kelly Clarkson
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Julianne Hough
- Christmas Canon by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
- Oíche Chiúin (Silent Night) by Enya
- Mary, Did You Know by The Isaacs
- The March of the King/Hark the Herald Angels Sing by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
- O Come, O Come, Emmanuel by Enya
- The First Noel by Josh Groban and Faith Hill
- Silent Night by Mahalia Jackson
- What Child Is This? by Josh Groban
- Away in a Manger by Martina McBride
- We Three Kings by Harry Connick Jr.
- What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? by Harry Connick Jr. (Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt come in at a close second.)
- Auld Lang Syne by Pink Martini