Fairytale of New York – No Use for a Name (Creepy random YouTube video, I know.)
I have a thing for any sort of Christmas media. I watch Christmas movies year round, and love making ridiculously long Christmas mixes.
I’ve accrued a great deal of songs over the years, and every year, I revamp my “select” Christmas music mix. (I still retain a full playlist of all of them, but a girl’s got to pick some yearly favorites!) One year it was only jazz and swing music, one year it was only punk covers, one year it was Christmas movie soundtracks, one year it was only super-pretty indie. This year? A mush of all of it. Without further ado, here’s this year’s mix of 26 of my favorites, in no particular order.
- Angels We Have Heard on High – Relient k
- Better Do It Right – Smash Mouth
- Christmas of Love – Little Isidor and the Inquisitors
- Come Though Fount of Every Blessing – Sufjan Stevens
- Deck the Halls – Relient k
- Do You Hear What I Hear – Rosie O’Donnell & Elmo (Ridiculously adorable. I can’t help but love it. Irritates the mess out of some.)
- Fairytale of New York – No Use for a Name (Ultimate favorite non-traditional Christmas song. Played year-round.)
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Relient k
- Handel’s Messiah – Relient k
- Hark the Herald Angels Sing / Carol of the Bells – SHeDAISY
- The Hat – Ingrid Michaelson (Another super-favorite. When I worked at Old Navy, this was a part of their mix, and I loved hearing it every time it came on.)
- I Saw Three Ships – Sufjan Stevens
- I’ve Got a Boner for Christmas – Nerf Herder (Completely inappropriate, but it always makes both of us laugh. It’s just, yeah. NSFW.)
- Lo! How a Rose E’er Blooming – Sufjan Stevens (Adore this song, any version, so much so that we had it played during the unity candle lighting at our wedding.)
- Lonely Christmas Eve – Ben Folds
- Nuttin’ for Christmas – Smash Mouth
- O Come O Come Emmanuel – Sufjan Stevens
- O Holy Night – Relient k
- Oi to the World – No Doubt
- Peppermint Winter – Owl City
- Silent Night – Priscilla Ahn
- Sleigh Ride – Relient k
- So This Is Christmas? – Mxpx
- We Wish You a Merry Christmas – Relient k
- Zat You, Santa Claus? – Smash Mouth
- Pennies from Heaven – Louis Prima
Hope you can add some of these to your Christmas playlist! Everybody loves new Christmas songs, right?
All of these songs are available via iTunes and for a listen on YouTube, and if I weren’t such a busy bee I’d probably link to all of them. Later, I hope!