Christmas Playlists

20 Dec

It’s the most wonderful time of the year….

time for CHRISTMAS MUSIC!!!!

I admit it. I’m a Christmas Music obsessive-compulsive. I have hundreds, if not thousands, of Christmas songs on my iPod. Every year, I pick 20 or so songs and create a mixed CD to give to friends and family. They tell me that they wait each year for my compilation. So, here is 2007’s version.


(Links to YouTube provided, where available.)

1. Christmas Blues Traveler 5:47

2. O Holy NightTracey Chapman 3:28

3. I BelieveFrank Sinatra 2:34

4. This Time of YearBrooks Benton 2:30

5. We Call It ChristmasKeb ‘Mo 3:40

6. All I Want For Christmas is YouMariah Carey 4:03

7. Must Have Been Ole Santa Clause – Delbert McClinton 4:40

8. The Little Drummer Boy Lou Rawls 3:01

9. A Marshmallow WorldDean Martin & Frank Sinatra 2:19

10. His Will Was DoneLee Ann Womack 3:42

11. Don’t Save It All (For Xmas Day)Celine Dion 4:38

12. Baby Jesus is Born Garth Brooks 3:59

13. Christmas Mem’riesBarbra Streisand 4:47

14. Happy ChristmasJimmy Buffett 5:44

15. Holly Leaves & Xmas Trees – Elvis Presley 2:14

16. Such a NightAaron Neville 3:24

17. O Christmas Tree­ – Aretha Franklin 3:34

18. Santa Clause is Back in TownJonny Lang 4:20

19. Please Come Home for XmasCharles Brown 2:50

20. Merry Christmas, Baby Otis Redding 2:34

Now, ma sistah from anutha mistah, the great and all powerful, Shrew, is also a Christmas music junkie, and come to find out she also produces a Christmas mix each year. Here is this years effort, entitled Comfort & Joy.


Angels We have Heard on High ~ The Roches

The Land Of Christmas ~ Carly Simon

The Christmas Song ~ Diana Krall

Darlin’ (Christmas Is Coming) ~ Over The Rhine

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen ~ The Roches

Mele Kalikimaka ~ KT Tunstall

Frosty’s Rag ~ Anita Baker

Winter Wonderland ~ The Roches

We’re Going To Pull Through ~ Over The Rhine

I Like A Sleighride ~ Peggy Lee

Deck The Halls ~ The Roches

Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep ~ Diana Krall

Christmastime Is Here ~ Nancy Wilson

The Man With The Bag ~ Kay Starr

Song At Midnight ~ Peggy Lee

Old Landmark ~ Aretha Franklin

Shrew’s playlist has more obscure songs, so I couldn’t find any on YouTube. You’ll just have to ferret out those on your own. I reckon iTunes is good place to start.

These are some great new finds from Shrew, and I’m always looking for more.

So, how about you? Give me your Christmas song playlist. Twenty of your favorites that you like to share.


Posted by on December 20, 2007 in christmas


11 responses to “Christmas Playlists

  1. Little Deb

    December 20, 2007 at 11:11 am

    Great Christmas songs. I’ve got two to add.

    Cause I know you love JT – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

    And because I love this beautiful song and Kathy Mattea’s voice.

    Mary Did You Know

  2. music maven

    December 20, 2007 at 12:58 pm

    Great choices, Little Deb. Actually, both were on my 2006 Xmas CD.

  3. Little Deb

    December 20, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    I found this one yesterday. Since you used to be a Kenny fan, you might remember the special on TV. I love the video.

    Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton – Christmas Without You

  4. shrewspeaks

    December 20, 2007 at 6:29 pm

    Old Landmark – Aretha audio only…but trust me that is all you need!

    The Roches…not the songs I put on…but will give you an idea. Oh and this too

    Over The Rhine doing Leonard Coen’s Hallelujah

    Count your blessings Diana Krall

    Man with The Bag

    That’s what I found to share

  5. wompuss

    December 20, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    Michael Buble’s Grown Up Christmas Wish!

  6. jenfera

    December 20, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    -Anything by Johnny Mathis
    -The Christy Minstrel Singers
    -The Ray Coniff Singers
    -John Denver & The Muppets
    -The entire Manheim Steamroller collection, although I don’t have the new one yet. I saw their Christmas concert once. It was a blast!
    -Bruce – Santa Claus is Coming To Town
    -Bryan Adams – Run, Run Rudolph
    -Do They Know It’s Christmas (Sting and Simon LeBon sound great together – oh, the 80’s rhapsody!)
    -Hall and Oates – Jingle Bell Rock
    -Harry Connick Jr – Frosty The Snowman
    -Eurythmics – Walking In A Winter Wonderland

  7. Little Deb

    December 21, 2007 at 7:31 am

    I found this one. It must have been a pretty amazing experience for John Denver to perform at the Vatican.

    John Denver – Little Drummer Boy at the Vatican

  8. morewines

    December 22, 2007 at 5:33 pm

    I have the biggest vehicle, so I cart everyone around to all the

    various Christmas gatherings from dinners, cocktail parties, new

    winery openings and drives to see Christmas lights around town.

    My 6 disc CD player is loaded with the following:

    I burned a copy of my “A Very Special Christmas”
    which now includes Taylor Hicks Christmas at the Rockefeller

    Center and Hicks in Christmas in Washington DC. I left off

    Run-D.M.C.’s Christmas in Hollis. Surprisingly I left Santa Baby

    sung by
    Madonna on this copy. Added to the text (if your CD player reads

    text on music CDs) “I can’t
    believe I put this on this CD. Makes my friends
    laugh because they know I don’t like Madonna
    yet see this song title and artist on my CD player.

    Here are the other tracks.
    The Pointer Sisters
    “Santa Claus is Coming To Town”
    “Winter Wonderland”
    Whitney Houston “Do You Hear What I Hear?”
    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
    “Merry Christmas Baby”.
    The Prentenders
    “Have Yourself a Marry Little Christmas”.
    John Mellencamp
    “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.”
    “Gabriel’s Message”
    “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”
    Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
    “The Little Drummer Boy”
    Bryan Adams
    “Run Rudolph Run”
    Bon Jovi
    “Back Door Santa”
    Alison Moyet
    “The Coventry Carol”
    Stevie Nicks
    “Silent Night”
    Listen Here


    The Alligators Records Christmas Collection
    Listen here

    1. Merry, Merry Christmas Koko Taylor
    2. Christmas Time In The Country Kenny Neal
    3. I’m Your Santa Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials
    4. Deck The Halls With Boogie Woogie Katie Webster
    5. Please Let Me Be Your Santa Claus William Clarke
    6. Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’ Tinsley Ellis
    7. Boogie Woogie Santa Claus Charles Brown
    8. Lonesome Christmas Son Seals
    9. Christmas On The Bayou Lonnie Brooks
    10. Santa Claus Little Charlie & The Nightcats
    11. The Little Drummer Boy (instrumental) Elvin Bishop
    12. One Parent Christmas Saffire–The Uppity Blues Women
    13. Christmas Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
    14. Silent Night (solo) Charlie Musselwhite

    One of my favorites.
    Christmas Renaissance (cassette tape)
    Got to put this on a CD. It’s out of print.
    Richard Searles and Gilbert Yslas
    1.Ding Dong Merrily On High
    2.Good Christian Men Rejoice
    3. Wassail Song
    4. Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel
    5. Glouchester Wassail
    6. March of The Kings
    7. Bring a Torch Jeannette, Isabella
    8. The Twelve Days of Christmas
    9. La Volta
    10. Oh Christmas Night (Sussex Carol)
    11. I Saw Three Ships
    12. Coventry Carol
    13. Toy
    14. The Holly and The Ivy
    15. Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
    16. The Nightingale
    17. Christmas Comes Anew

    He has redone this on a CD and added other
    tracks to it.

    A Christmas Gift

    Instrumental Christmas carols performed on Classical & Steel

    String Guitars, Hammered Dulcimer, Recorders, Oboe, Harpsichord

    and Keyboards.
    Holiday favorites such as Joy To The World and Silent Night as

    well as lesser heard Renaissance carols like March of the Kings

    and Gloucestershire Wassail all played in a neo-Renaissance style.

    Tis The Season Christmas Sax
    (Out of Print)

    Trans Siberian Orchestra
    Christmas Eve and Other Stories


    Mannheim Steamroller


    a Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas


    Ok I’m stopping now.

    I’ll try again to post this. If it doesn’t work oh well. Already tried
    twice. I guess it might be too much.


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