The Definitive Christmas Playlist

… according to me.

Two disclaimers: 1. I wanted Louis Armstrong’s version of Winter Wonderland from the soundtrack to When Harry Met Sally, but couldn’t find it. 2. R-rated songs are last three. Tiny Tim claimed he wrote his song on this list before they knew how serious the disease was. Nothing like a Casio and a wildly inappropriate song to complete my Christmas mix.

Here it is. Let the debate begin.

Christmas Time is Here – Vince Guaraldi Trio
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams
White Christmas – The Drifters
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Twisted Sister
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
Have a Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives
Happy Christmas (War is Over) – John Lennon
Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney
Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
Feliz Navidad – Jose Feliciano
Little St. Nick – The Beach Boys
Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley
Last Christmas – Wham!
The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
O Holy Night – Josh Groban
Christmas is Coming – Vince Guaraldi Trio
This Little Baby is Born Again – The Wiggles
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Barenaked Ladies and Sarah McLachlan
You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch – Thurl Ravenscroft
Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy – Bing Crosby and David Bowie
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Bing Crosby
There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays – The Carpenters
Please Come Home for Christmas – The Eagles
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry
Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Sleigh Ride – Johnny Mathis
Winter Wonderland – James Taylor
Let it Snow – Frank Sinatra
Gabriel’s Message – Sting
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2
All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
Santa Baby – Madonna
Do They Know it’s Christmas (Extended) – Band Aid
Swiss Colony Beef Log – Eric Cartman
Santa Claus Has Got the Aids This Year – Tiny Tim
Holy S**t, It’s Christmas – Red Peters


5 thoughts on “The Definitive Christmas Playlist

  1. I will forever associate Do They Know it’s Christmas with Nora Fitzpatrick! I haven’t even heard it this year – is it on your cd?

  2. Love the list!! HOWEVER- Madonna can’t touch Ertha Kitt. And “Up on the Rooftop” has a special place in my heart. It wass the first christmas song I learned in preschool.

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