The Sassy Pear’s Top Ten Christmas Songs

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?

6 thoughts on “The Sassy Pear’s Top Ten Christmas Songs

  1. Im soooo happy to see you .
    I love the santa baby song.
    Also like the snow on this page. If i sit and stare at it for too long I completely zone out.

    So I should probably stop now.

    great post : )

  2. Oh now I know the secret to getting you to post more often–just pretend I am an anonymous blogger and subscribe to your blog. Which, BTW, is that something that WordPress just started notifying me of, or do I just now have my first two subscribers???

    Yes, I like Christmas music (said in a grumpy old man voice.) I just get tired of the radio stations can play it 24/7 and play ONLY secular songs. Ooooh, it does drive me nuts.

    Darn good list there, Jillie! That Kenny Rogers version of Mary Did You Know is THE definitive version, as far as I am concerned. Oh, I love the Hallelujah Chorus–does that count as Christmas music? And I love a couple of the songs on the Selah Christmas album.

    1. Debby: Here’s what we found. Pandora will let you choose a sacred songs only Christmas station. You can even choose only instrumental if you want. It’s glorious.

  3. Debs – I think that must be a new WordPress thing. I’ve got other subscribers, but this is the first email I’ve gotten about it.

    I guess living in the Bible Belt, our radio stations play ALL the Christmas music, not just the secular stuff. 🙂

  4. If I had my way, I’d start playing Christmas music the second my feet hit the floor on the morning after Thanksgiving, and I wouldn’t stop until the 2nd or 3rd of January. I might turn it down if I was on the phone or something but probably not. Now you know why I don’t get my way.

    Kenny Rogers’s Mary Did You Know should definitely , positively, absolutely be on the list. Aside of that, I’m going to have to go for the old Christmas Carol hymn type stuff. You know, O Come All Ye Faithful and Hark the Herald Angels Sing and all of those. But I will agree with you that if someone is younger than I am, they shouldn’t be allowed to sing Christmas music at all. And there are some songs that should NEVER be remade period. Whew! Got that off my chest.

  5. I so agree with the Kenny Rogers version of “Mary Did You Know”. I CAN NOT get through that song without tears! I just love it. Okay, I don’t know when she was born, but I do love my Amy Grant “Home for Christmas” cd. It’s one of my favorites.


    P.S. I had to look it up. Amy was born Nov, 25, 1960. Can she pass?

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