December 23, 2011

Fact is Better: Christmas Music Through the Years

Every Christmas season it seems I get obsessed with a particular holiday-themed song or album.  I thought it was time to share these delicious festive audible treats with you.

Don't judge me.

1997: "Christmas Time" - Hanson
1998: "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" - N*Sync
1999: "Christmas Song" - Dave Matthews
2000: "Here We Come A-Wassailing - A Putamayo World Christmas
2001: "Simply Having A Wonderful Christmastime" - Paul McCartney
2002: "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" - The Peanuts (Vince Guaraldi Trio)
2003: “All I Want for Christmas” – Mariah Carey
(but really the Love Actually version)
2004: "Sing Noel" - Newsong /"Light a Candle" - Avalon
2005: "Thankful Heart" - The Muppets Christmas Carol
("One More Sleep 'Til Christmas," too)
2006: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - James Taylor
2007: “Last Christmas” - WHAM
2008: "I heard the bells on Christmas Day" - Casting Crown
2009: "Sister Winter" - Sufjan Stevens
2010: “Christmas Lights” – Coldplay
2011: “Merry Christmas, Here’s to Many More” – Relient K
2012: "Auld Lang Syne" – Andrew Bird
2013: "Christmas In The Room" – Sufjan Stevens
2014: ???

While we're at it, let's pay homage to those songs I was obsessed with as a child:

"The Maine Christmas Song" - Unknown Artist/Every 4th Grade class in the State
"Round and Round the Christmas Tree" - Bing Crosby
"Home for the Holidays" - Perry Como
"12 Days of Christmas" - The Muppets and John Denver
"Feliz Navidad" -José Feliciano
"Walking in a Winter Wonderland" - Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

Let's finish this yuletide musical trip down memory lane with a few of the songs that I have come to LOATHE:

"Santa Claus is Coming to Town" - Bruce Springsteen
"Little Drummer Boy" - David Bowie and Bing Crosby
(not the song, just the version of it . . . *shudder*)
"My Favorite Things" - Tony Bennett
(maybe I would like this song more if it was done with a little dubstep flair)
"Please Come Home for Christmas" - The Eagles
"Santa Baby" - Eartha Kitt
"White Christmas" - The Drifters

Happy Christmas!