Musical Mistletoe for a Thursday Thirteen

'Tis the season for music galore -- here are just a few of my holiday favorites...

Dean Martin (with Shirley Jones!) ~ “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow”

Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration ~ “Hallelujah Chorus”

Death Cab for Cutie ~ “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”

Aimee Mann and Grant-Lee Phillips ~ “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”

Guster ~ "¿Donde Esta Santa Claus?"

Barenaked Ladies (feat. Sarah McLachlan) ~ “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings”

Eartha Kitt ~ “Santa Baby”

Spinal Tap ~ “Christmas with the Devil”
(C’mon. You know I have NO willpower when it comes to these guys...)

Sufjan Stevens ~ “The Friendly Beasts”

Sixpense None the Richer ~ “Silent Night”

Handel’s Messiah ~ “And the Glory of the Lord”
(Deep down, I'm a classical girl, especially when it comes to this piece)

Ray Charles and Betty Carter ~ “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
(Maybe one of the sexiest songs evah...)

Whitney Houston ~ “Joy to the World”
(Yeah, I know. But I simply love this version of this song)

Clarence Carter ~ “Back Door Santa”


Barbara said...

Fun list!

On a limb with Claudia said...

What a great list! I love how you have new, cool stuff, mixed in with older, also very cool stuff. Your mp3 player must BURST with songs and delight.

Sheez, if I hang around here I might just get infected with Christmas spirit! ;)

TopSurf said...

That Whitney song is one of my favorite Christmas songs, that woman can sing. This is a fantastic list of which I'm sure will end up on my playlist.

Crystal said...

The Eartha Kitt version of Santa Baby will forever be the only one that I will listen to. I can't stand the others because they try too hard to make it sound sexy and you can hear them trying, while Eartha just doesn't need to try at all.

perpstu said...

I love Christmas songs and belt them out at the top of my lungs from November through January. These are some great pics!


jason said...

I love that Clarence Carter! It's been years since I've heard that.

thanks for making the season bright.