I’m a little bit of a Christmas music snob. I don’t typically go in for the holiday music played on the radio or streaming through department stores but I actually love Christmas songs when they are done well, and especially when they feel fresh and maybe a little current. That’s a fine line though – sometimes a musician is just trying way too hard to reinvent the wheel and it doesn’t work at all.
Looking for some more Christmas tunes to add to your playlist? I’ll save you some legwork and share ten of my favorites that you’ll want on a regular rotation this season.
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by She & Him *
- Baby It’s Cold Outside by She and Him *
- Elf’s Lament by BNL *
- It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas by Michael Buble *
- Ave Maria by Michael Buble *
- Wizards In Winter by Trans-Siberian Orchestra **
- Little Drummer Boy by Mary J. Blige (Ray Charles does a great one, too, but it isn’t available on MP3)
- Mary Did You Know by Clay Aiken
- Deck The Halls by Pomplamoose *
- We Three Kings by Harry Connick Jr.
*Do yourself a favor and buy the whole album.
**My husband would probably say you should buy the whole album but in my opinion, all you need is one or two of their songs and you pretty much have the situation covered.