I know the Christmas music usually hits the radios right around Thanksgiving.
Alas, I won’t lie — I usually like it.
I’m a fan of Christmas music and always have been. But, with how this year has gone, I’ve found I’m not in the most festive mood. I’m sure today and tomorrow will be fine. I’ll have the chance to spend time with family and friends and for that, I’m thankful and happy.
However, being in a bit of a hum-bug mood this year, I’ve not really listened to much when it comes to holiday music. And that’s a bit of a shame because, honestly, it usually helps put me into the holiday mood.
So, while processing photos, I decided to hit up YouTube and find some of my favorites.
I figured I’d also share them with all of you.
In no certain order, here are some of my favorite songs for this time of year.
Mariah Carey — All I want for Christmas is you
One of my all-time favorites. Whenever I hear this, it really does get me into a more festive mood. She’s really an amazing artist and this song is such a big part of our society, it seems, that it’s hard to not have on the list.
Burl Ives — Holly Jolly Christmas
A classic. Probably my all-time favorite. Plus, it’s in the Rudolph special!
If you want to see a really cute video to go with this song, check this one out — it’s Lady Antebellum’s version. The short video is really cool, too.
Jose Feliciano — Feliz Navidad
Come on now … be honest. This song totally has to get you into the festive mood!
Andy Williams — Most wonderful time of the year
It really is, isn’t it?
Fred Astaire — Santa Claus is coming to town
It’s Fred Astaire. And a Christmas song. How isn’t this awesome?
Gene Autry — Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Many have been done, but Autry’s is still the best, I think.
Frank Sinatra — Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Anything with Frank rules. That’s pretty much a solid guarantee.
Jimmy Durante — Frosty the Snowman
Though originally done by Autry — many a generation knows this song as sung by Durante in the popular holiday cartoon.
This is, by far, not a full list of my favorites. But it is a bunch I wanted to share. So what are your favorite holiday tunes?
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