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
Amy Grant
(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)
Destiny’s Child
(Make your Christmas more "bootylicious")

4. Yule Shoot Your Eye Out
Fallout Boy
(Something different)

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
Kenny Loggins
(It must be in my blood, but I like Kenny Loggins)

9. Dominick the Donkey
Lou Monte
(Why did I not know this song before I was 18? Hee haw, hee haw)

10. All I Want For Christmas Is You
Mariah Carey
(So I like it...)

11. Wonderful Christmastime
Paul McCartney
(Everyone's favorite living Beatle)

12. Wintersong (Album)
Sarah McLachlan
(Just good Christmas music)

13. Christmas Wrapping
The Waitresses
(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.)


Diane said...

I was feeling a bit bahumbugish before reading this post...thanks for the boost of Christmas spirit! This is quite a diverse list of favorites. I suppose you've put them all together on a CD that we can listen to on Thanksgiving! Ahhh...that tender Tennessee Christmas...everyone should have the chance to experience one. Good memories.

Diane said...

"Last Christmas, I gave you my heart, and the very next day you gave it away....next year....I'll give it to someone special!" la la la la!

RobynandJoe said...

Those are some funny songs. I'm glad you introduced me to the Dominic the Donkey song...it's a definite favorite now! Joe loves the tender Tennessee Christmas song...too bad we get to have a tender Utah Christmas this year while you're all in sunny San Diego!

Michael said...

I hate to inform you that I have since realized that the correct spelling is bootilicious and not bootylicious. I'm glad that I noticed before more people commented.

Kimberly and Devon said...

No Kenny Chesney? Shouldn't everybody want a real good tan for Christmas? How could you leave him out? I am ashamed to call you my brother...just kidding. Really?...you like Mariah Carey and Destiny's Child's Christmas albums. OK, I guess you are my brother. You do have good taste in music and I can't wait to download some of your favorite Christmas songs!

Grandma Hand said...

I am so glad that you like CHRISTMAS MUSIC! I loved to hear the traditional Christmas Music and I never got tired of it. I was always felt bad when the FM100 stopped playing them on Christmas night and went back to the regular commercial - blaaaa music. Good Memories and mine go back even further.