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Dec 14 2012

Weekend Soundtrack: All is Calm All is Bright, Christmas 2012 Mix

All is Calm, All is Bright: Christmas 2012 Mix

One of the things that can be irritating about piped-in holiday music is that my tastes are so specific to how I grew up. I made this Christmas mix for me, so I could hear just the right thing over cocoa. It can be a starting point for your own mix, or an easy collection for cocktails.

My top-ten favorite Christmas songs:

1. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Judy Garland
2. Silent Night, Holy Night, Frank Sinatra
3. Santa Baby, Eartha Kitt
4. Silver Bells, Stevie Wonder
5. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Michael Bublé
6. Frosty the Snowman, Fiona Apple
7. Go Tell it On the Mountain, Dolly Parton
8. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Gene Autry
9. What Child is This, Kristen Chenowith
10. O Holy Night, Kelly Clarkson

That last one especially.

What songs put you in the mood for decking the halls?

9 Responses to “Weekend Soundtrack: All is Calm All is Bright, Christmas 2012 Mix”

  • Herself Says:

    Fairy Tale of New York, The Pogues & Kirsty McCall. It’s not Chrismtas till I hear it.

  • Amy H Says:

    I love your blog, Maggie, but how incredibly tone deaf can you possibly be? I’m not looking for an “easy collection for cocktails” right now.

  • Becky Says:

    I’m going to go ahead and guess this was auto set up to post. Seriously, you think anyone (especially a mother) would purposely gloss over such a tragedy?

  • Lilybett Says:

    I adore Tim Minchin’s White Wine in the Sun. It really speaks to different parts of me in terms of Christmas – the non-Christian, the Australian, the mum, the daughter… It’s a little melancholy but it feels more like Christmas to me than all the songs filled with snow, chestnuts roasting, etc. We eat cold ham and go to the beach on Christmas Day.

  • Sarah E Says:

    Eartha Kitt is always a great choice. Santa Baby can only be done by her

  • Beth C Says:

    My absolute favourite is Darlene Love’s Christmas (Baby Please Come Home). You tube it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV8x7H3DD8Y

  • Nora Says:

    This year, I’ve been listening to Tracey Thorn’s new Christmas album a lot. Yesterday, the song Joy seemed especially apt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YATi-BzC-U&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  • katie Says:

    My favorite Jingle Bells – Bing Crosby & the Andrews Sisters:

  • Jenine Says:

    I’m an Eartha Kitt purist, there’s nothing like her purr. Enjoy your xmas tunes in a shiny twinkly swirl.