The holiday spirit is in the air…or at least the holiday songs are on the air. If you listen to the radio, watch TV, or walk through a store or mall, you’ve most likely heard some holiday songs. Over on radio station Magic 107.7 they’ve continued their tradition of programming nothing but holiday music from Thanksgiving Day until Christmas Day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I think it’s safe to say that if you were to listen to their broadcast continuously during that time period, you would hear every version of every holiday song ever performed.
I mean, I’m sure there are some exceptions. I’ve yet to hear “I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus”, “Frosty The Hitman”, “I’ll Be Homeless For Christmas” or “Santa Claus Is Gunning You Down”, but most every other song is on their rotation.
That got me to thinking about my Top Ten Favorite Holiday Songs and what they might be. My tastes are pretty eclectic because I enjoy holiday songs by some of the older artists and some newer ones, some older versions of songs and some contemporary ones. I love listening to Mannheim Steamroller perform seasonal songs, and some old traditional ones like Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas”, but I also like Rock n’ Roll holiday songs and the satirical or humorous songs like, “The 12 Pains of Christmas”. So, I decided to list my Top Ten Favorite Holiday Songs under 3 different categories: Top Ten Favorite Traditional Holiday Songs, Top Ten Favorite Rock n Roll Holiday Songs and Top Ten Favorite Humorous Holiday Songs. Some will be just the song itself, but some will include a specific artist if that artist’s version is my favorite. Here we go:
Top Ten Favorite Traditional Holiday Songs
And my Number One Favorite Traditional Holiday Song:
Top Ten Favorite Rock n’ Roll Holiday Songs
And my Number One Favorite Rock n’ Roll Holiday Song:
Top Ten Favorite Humorous Holiday Songs
And my Number One Favorite Humorous Holiday Song:
So, there are my lists. I’m curious to know what your favorites are. Do you share any of mine? Do you have some I didn’t list?