Christmas Music

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:

  1. Sleigh Ride by Harry Connick Jr.
  2. White Christmas by Michael Bublé and Shania Twain
  3. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas by Harry Connick Jr.
  4. Christmas Is the Time by Katharine McPhee
  5. Jingle Bells by Michael Bublé
  6. Silver Bells by Martina McBride
  7. Frosty the Snowman by Harry Connick Jr.
  8. Santa Baby by Kellie Pickler
  9. All I Want for Christmas Is You by Michael Bublé
  10. Same Old Lang Syne by Dan Fogelberg
  11. It’s Not Christmas Without You by Katharine McPhee
  12. My Grown-Up Christmas List by Kelly Clarkson
  13. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Julianne Hough
  14. Christmas Canon by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  15. Oíche Chiúin (Silent Night) by Enya
  16. Mary, Did You Know by The Isaacs
  17. The March of the King/Hark the Herald Angels Sing by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  18. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel by Enya
  19. The First Noel by Josh Groban and Faith Hill
  20. Silent Night by Mahalia Jackson
  21. What Child Is This? by Josh Groban
  22. Away in a Manger by Martina McBride
  23. We Three Kings by Harry Connick Jr.
  24. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? by Harry Connick Jr.  (Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt come in at a close second.)
  25. Auld Lang Syne by Pink Martini
What are your favorite Christmas songs?

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Sarah Holmes
    December 21, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Wait, I'm confused…are you saying you like Harry Connick Jr.? You were a little vague about him 😉

    • Reply
      Crystal
      January 2, 2013 at 4:01 am

      Eh, he's okay. 😉

  • Reply
    Optimistic Existentialist
    December 28, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I hope you had a Merry Christmas Crystal 🙂

    • Reply
      Crystal
      January 2, 2013 at 4:01 am

      Thanks, Keith! I had a great Christmas! I hope you did too. 🙂

  • Reply
    *tarazza
    January 2, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    LOL– huzzah for Harry Connick, Jr.! His Christmas songs are fantastic! This whole playlist is great.

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