What’s this? Two posts in one week??? Has Jill gone mad, posting more than once a week???? What is wrong with her?!?!?

Well, nothing’s wrong,  and someone new subscribed to my blog (hello anonymous new person!!) so I felt like I should sorta, you know, blog about something.

 

So since I’m feeling the Christmas spirit now, let’s talk about something very near and dear to my heart: Christmas music!  Yes I am one of those annoying people who listen to the All Christmas Music All The Time radio station.  I love Christmas music and today I am going to share my Top Ten Favorite Christmas Songs!!  Ready? Here we go in no particular order:

Sorry, Heino. You didn't make the list. Better luck next year.
  1. White Christmas – Bing Crosby (you don’t mess with the Classics)
  2. (Christmas) Baby Please Come Home – U2.  Not your traditional Christmas song, but I truly love this song and it gets me moving every time I hear it.
  3. The entire score from A Charlie Brown Christmas. Seriously, I have an affection for this cartoon that borders on scary. Love it that much, I do.
  4. Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt (again, you don’t mess with the classics. Sorry Madonna, but your version irritates the hell out of me)
  5. Oh Holy Night – Nat King Cole. His voice soothes the soul.
  6. Rocking Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee.  Another song that gets me boppin and hoppin!
  7. The Christmas Song – The Carpenters – Karen Carpenter’s voice is so hauntingly beautiful on this one.
  8. Mary Did You Know – Kenny Rogers. Yes, seriously.
  9. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer – Gene Autry. Love me some cowboy Christmas
  10. Silent Night – sung by elementary school kids in a Christmas program. Makes me cry every. single. time.
  11. And as a bonus for my Jewish friends, Adam Sandler’s Happy Chanukah. This one is a classic in it’s own right.  🙂

 

I’ll admit it was hard to narrow this list down to just ten because I don’t get tired of listening to Christmas music. As much as I love Christmas songs by the classic artists, I have an equally passionate disdain for any Christmas music sung by Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Jessica Simpson or anyone else born after 1960. It’s hard to improve on perfection and I wish certain artists would stop trying. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, I say.

 

So now it’s your turn.  What are your favorite Christmas carols? Do you also listen to as much Christmas music as you can for 30 days like I do or do you hate Christmas music with the white hot fury of a thousand blinking Christmas tree lights?