December 16, 2006

JV’s Top Fifteen Christmas Songs—2006

It’s been a fantastic season with 77 Santas. After the holidays, check out our sister blog IDM for some great (non-seasonal) tunes. We’re going to do a redesign and welcome a new contributor.

As promised, it’s time for my countdown of my favorite Christmas songs of all time. I tried to keep it to ten but there are just too many that I love too much and couldn’t exclude. So, here’s the top fifteen. I’ve written about many of these already. I could write a blurb for every song but suffice it to say that they are all personal to me and many are rooted in my childhood memories.

Thanks to everyone who’s read the site—and remember, keep reading, because PC still has some goodies left. It’s been a blast and I can’t wait to do it all over again next Christmas; we already have some plans on where we can take 77 Santas next year.

Until then, have a safe, happy, warm, fun—whatever you want it to be—holiday.

15. Sleigh Ride – The Ronettes

14. Please Come Home for Christmas – Charles Brown

13. Santa Claus Is Watching You by Ray Stevens

12. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee

11. Santa Claus Is Back In Town by Elvis Presley

10. In the Bleak Midwinter by The King’s College Choir
by Sarah McLachlan

9. I’ll Be Home for Christmas by The Beach Boys

8. Little Toy Trains by Roger Miller

7. Carol of the Bells by John Williams

6. This Time of Year by Brook Benton

5. Little Saint Nick by The Beach Boys

4. O Holy Night by Nat King Cole
by The Vienna Boys’ Choir

3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Mel Torme
by Judy Garland
by Sarah McLachlan

2. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) by John Lennon

1. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Darlene Love
by U2

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great list! Some real classics. I've been enjoying the blog this Christmas