Behold! The Christmas music playlist.
I was wallowing in Scroogeland for quite some time, and after my Bah Humbug post, I decided to put on my big girl Santa socks and suck it up and enjoy the holiday for once in my life. Plus, I got Huey this really great shirt that I think he will totally dig and I can’t wait to give it to him!
I’ve been hearing everyone blogging and posting about the worst Christmas songs in the world, but I have decided to focus on the positive and list my favourite Christmas songs. I had been meaning to put together a playlist for some time to help me get in the Spirit this year, but I had just never got around to it.
The Charlie Brown Christmas Soundtrack – Vince Guaraldi This is the penultimate collection of Christmas music and the only thing I will tolerate at this time of year.
There are, however, some honourable mentions:
Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses
Little Drummer Boy – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Do They Know it’s Christmas? – Bandaid. And yes, I do own the recording on a 45” record as I purchased the single when it came out.
Winter Wonderland – Annie Lennox
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana. Don’t ask me why, but every time I hear the Nevermind album, it reminds me of Christmas.
Dirty Boots – Sonic Youth. See explanation above.
We Three Kings – Sarah McLaughlin and the Barenaked Ladies
Silver Bells – Anne Murray. Don’t you judge me, I’m Canadian!
Oi to the World – No Doubt or the Vandals whichever, you choose.
The Little Drummer Boy – Bing Crosby and
Christmas Baby Please Come Home – Death Cab for Cutie
Mele Kalikimaka – Elvis Presley
Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley
Hazy Shade of Winter – The Mamas and the Papas
– The Pogues New York
Bullet with Butterfly Wings – The Smashing Pumpkins. See explanation for Nirvana above.
I also remembered that I bought red jeans! I put on those bad boys, cranked my special Christmas playlist, and got Christmas Spirited all up in here!
AND Christmas shopping? DONE!