Listography - Top 5 Christmas Songs


Every time I read a weekly Listography post I swear I'm going to join in, yet I never seem to get around to it. When reading my friend Looking for Blue Sky's recent post I knew that this was the week I just had to join in!

You see as this week's list is 'Top 5 Christmas Songs' I simply can't resist. I think my 'Elevator Elf' duty last weekend - whereby I brought many children up in 'Santa's Secret Lift', which they entered via his super cool 'chimney' - has got my Christmas spirit soaring!

I found it quite difficult to restrict my list to 5 I must say, but here goes anyway: My Top 5 Christmas Songs:

1) 'Santa Baby': For it's cheeky cuteness.






One day, when I've imbibed enough wine, I'm going to sing this song, at some party or gathering somewhere. I even have the lyrics! Consider yourselves warned! Mind you I can definitely relate to these alternative lyrics too, as I'm sure many of you can also!



2) 'Rocking Around the Christmas Tree': For it's making you rock around the kitchen every time it's played, you know, when you're drinking making that sherry trifle or Christmas pud!






3) 'Walking In a Winter Wonderland': For it's lovely traditional feel and sing-a-long factor. I also choose it for the childhood memories it evokes. I fondly remember the Christmas morning that Santa my parents gave me a record player. With four accompanying LPs: 'Black and White Minstrels' (what were they thinking?!), Andy Williams, Perry Como Christmas LP (containing this song) and the Nutcracker Suite which was the only album chosen with my tastes (I loved Ballet) in mind!!

I like this song so much that I chose it to accompany the 'Snow Days Movie' I made in November 2010 - when we had snow the like of which we'll never see again - and this is the video I'm sharing here:




                                                     Gosh, my Teen Boy is so young in this!


4) 'Blue Christmas' by Elvis Presley: Because no song list of mine would be complete without my teenage crush Elvis Presley! When I finally got to build up my own record collection Elvis was definitely my artist of choice, and I still have the LP that this song is on!

To this day Elvis still has the serious swoon factor that makes my heart go all a-flutter....









5) I had wanted to include 'White Christmas' by Bing Crosby here, because no list would be complete without this gorgeous, timeless, Christmas classic. However You Tube decided to be an ass and to frustrate me by not allowing me share any Bing Crosby version of this song!
So, instead I've chosen 'Silent Night' which is also a gorgeous, timeless Christmas classic. And I'm sharing Sinead O'Connor's haunting and very atmospheric version...





This week's Listography is being hosted over at Plus2point4 and I'm off over there to link up and read all those lovely bloggers who have joined in!


Let the Christmas festivities and preparations begin!


Lots of holly and baubles to you all ;-)


xx

11 comments:

  1. I love walking in a winter wonderland too! The more of these I read the more I want to add to my own. Glad you joined in finally - fun isn't it?

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  2. @Midlife Singlemum: I know, me too! Hopefully we can get access to the final playlist! I'm glad I finally got to join in too and yes, it IS fun :-)

    xx Jazzy

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  3. I love all these songs, and the new lyrics to Santa Baby! Christmas carols are all about I listen to in November and December!

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  4. Nice to see a bit of Elvis on your list too! And I love the reworking of Santa Baby- very funny!

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  5. @Shelly: They're good, the alternate lyrics, aren't they?! I can't quite get my head around Christmas songs in November but I'm starting to get into them now!

    @Sonya Cisco: Wouldn't be the same without some Elvis! Yeah, found those lyrics the other day on Pinterest and thought they were rather good!

    xx Jazzy

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  6. Those lyrics for Santa Baby are very, very appropriate. I want a bottle of gin for Christmas this year :o). Some great choices my dear. X

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  7. I LOVED YOUR list
    Loved re- listening to Kylie minogue's song

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  8. Love all of those, to me it's not Christmas unless you have heard all of them! :) x

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  9. Great list of classics, and I think we need to see and hear your version of Santa Baby :) xx

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  10. I love your list! My favorite would have to be Nat King Cole's O Holy Night - reminds me of my dad : ) Happy Christmas to you and yours! xoxo

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  11. Love all these, Santa baby is my favourite and those alternative lyrics had me chuckling!

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