I think I got time for one more fire blog before heading out to SeaDick’s Christmas party tonight. SeaDick has been taking requests for Christmas songs, which got me thinking, being the premiere blogger that I am. What, exactly, are the Top 10 Christmas songs of All Time??? Well, here’s the definitive list, IN ORDER.
10. We Are The World/Do They Know It’s Christmas
These songs are at the front of my brain lobes, obviously, because I’ve been dropping fire blogs about “We Are the World” all weekend. Can’t get it out of my head. And you really can’t separate the two songs because that is part of the story. The Africans are starving, but hey, do they know it’s Christmas? Good question, but We Are the World. Makes perfect sense. But whatever, still get gets the 10 spot.
9. I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas – The Drifters
Great song, but let’s be honest with one another, it makes the list because of Home Alone. Little Kevin McAllister dancing around the house and screaming and what not. Home Alone on Christmas. Sad.
8. Blue Christmas – Elvis
Gotta have The King on the list, and this is his best Christmas song. And I will have a blue Christmas without her, but that’s on me.
7. Wizards in Winter – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
This song came out of the blue a few years ago when some genius somehow set the lights of his house to the music, and the rest is history. Always wanted to try that, but I am more of a mechanical guy than an electrical guy.
6. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
A classic. Gotta be on the list.
5. O’ Holy Night – Luciano Pavarotti
Just some epic pipes on this guy. Ridiculous. A little religious for my taste, but the singing does it for me. FALL ON YOUR KNEES. Wow!
4. Happy Christmas – John Lennon
Always loved the idea that Lennon, a known atheist, recorded a Christmas song. But his song kind of redefines the holiday for us heretics. We may not praise sweet baby Jesus, but we reflect on the year past, and think about a new year with family and friends. Merry Christmas, John Lennon. You are missed. Another year older, and a new one just begun.
3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra
That voice, am I right? Just warms up the whole house when you play this one. And is that a chorus of angels in the background. Love it. From now on our troubles will be miles away. Wish that were really true. Through the years we all will be together, if the fates allow.
2. Song for a Winter’s Night – Sarah McLachlan and Jewel
This isn’t a Christmas song. It is a winter song. And if you read the history of the winter solstice, and I have, it is no coincidence that all religions have their major holiday at this time of year. That time of the year when the days stop getting shorter, and start getting longer, and we hunker down with family to survive the cold. Our genes dictate that we celebrate that, and all the rest is just made up. That is what I think, anyway. You do you.
1. Song for a Winter’s Night – Gordon Lightfoot
An even better version of my favorite winter song. If I could only have you near, to breathe a sigh or two. Indeed.
This songs just reminds me of a better time. Ugh. Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals.