Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Christmas music.

I'm coming a bit unstuck trying to write a list of my favourite Christmas songs, and have concluded that it is impossible. But some essential music to be played over Christmas at my house will be Phil Spector's Christmas Album, to hear The Ronettes singing Frosty the Snowman; Rotary Connection's album Peace, inimitable, ethereal Christmas music; and the Motown Christmas Album, to have Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson wishing us a Merry Christmas.

And one of my absolute favourite Christmas songs is this; the beautiful voice of Donny Hathaway singing This Christmas.


  1. Stevie Wonder- One Little Christmas tree. Best Christmas song EVER!

  2. Dick in a Box, by Herr Justin Timberlake/Saturday Night Live

  3. Just packing my Christmas selection - I believe guests get first pick! Now where's that Bach Christmas Oratorio?

  4. oooh I just got O to do a guest post and he chose that brilliant song too - great minds. Hoep youare feeling christmassy - what are the cats doing?....xxxxx

  5. I have a Christmas playlist on my iPod, I smile every time the Darkness "Christmas Time (don't let the bells end...)" comes on.

    I might also have to admit a secret soft spot for Mariah Carey "All I want for Christmas", but don't tell anyone!

  6. Abigail: that is indeed a stellar song.

    Tammo: well, bleedin' hell. It is a tune in a half, though! they're good thanks, not enjoying the snow much. I think it might put them off going out forever!

    Retro: fear not, absolutely no Mariah hate around here. That song's a CLASSIC.

  7. So based on our seasons beatings work (4 volumes deep) - i thought I'd heard all the xmas songs there are to here.... but this year I triumphantly discovered

    Big Star: Jesus Christ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tJ1BuqurO0

    Teenage fan club: Christmas Eve: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd0rCuLRv34

    And also Forgot about Kams "holiday Madness" - annoyed we excluded that one - what a tune!

    Also heard some excellent new Xmas mixes this year, i have to give it up for them: - Matthew Africa and Chris Read..

    But when all said and done - my no1 Xmas tune.... has to be The Waitresses..... still nothing comes close...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QVeW7qPSGw (watch the vid... so funny)

    Merry Xmas yall!!