12 November 2007
Who Waits For Thanksgiving Anymore?
Took this last year after Christmas at the Loveless Cafe.
So, I have to admit that I started listening to Christmas music in June. When I put it that way, I never really stopped listening to it. Christmas music is such a fiery debate topic these days. Some people love it, and some people absolutely refuse to listen to it 'til after Thanksgiving. Some might even lobby for a constitutional ammendment banning Christmas music from the airways until Turkey Day has passed. Well, I'm not one of them.
In order to help you all get in the mood, I've put together a list of all my favorite Christmas songs (and albums). There are some traditional ones in the mix, but most of them are, like me, a little out of the ordinary.
1. Tennessee Christmas
(I stumbled across this one before we spent "a tender Tennessee Christmas" in the South with the 'rents)
2. Christmas in Hawaii
The Beach Boys
(I can't wait for the day)
3. 8 Days of Christmas (Album)
(Make your Christmas more "bootylicious")
4. Yule Shoot Your Eye Out
5. Christmas Time Is Here
Gatsby’s American Dream
(A great change to the classic song)
6. (It Must Have Been ‘Ol) Santa Claus
Harry Connick, Jr.
("Happy ho ho ho to you")
7. The O.C. Mix 3: Have a Very Merry Chrismukkah (Album)
(Nothing screams Christmas cheer like The O.C. Mix 3)
8. Celebrate Me Home
(It must be in my blood, but I like Kenny Loggins)
9. Dominick the Donkey
(Why did I not know this song before I was 18? Hee haw, hee haw)
10. All I Want For Christmas Is You
(So I like it...)
11. Wonderful Christmastime
(Everyone's favorite living Beatle)
12. Wintersong (Album)
(Just good Christmas music)
13. Christmas Wrapping
(I wish every Christmas playlist was provided by KROQ)
14. The Christmas Song
(WEEZER--What would Christmas be like without my favorite band, who was broken up but is back together and releasing albums at the end of this year and the beginning of next year?)
15. Last Christmas
(The all-around favorite. FM100 played it non-stop every year while we were in Utah. We made fun of it so much that it became a REAL favorite.)