Saturday, January 12, 2013

What Are We Listening To? (Christmas)

I'm surprised to see that I haven't done this since January 2011. My goal had been to do Christmas yearly and everything else twice a year. I'm also surprised to see what happens when you allow some songs to be in rotation all year ("Here With Us" and BNL's "Jingle Bells" and all the "Let It Snow" variations.) I want to look to see if there are some more of a Christmas theme that would make good year-round music like JJ Heller's "Wake Up the World." So here's the top 25 list from iTunes. The 2011 rankings in [brackets]. Links to Amazon so that you can listen to short clips if you're not familiar with any of these.

1. Here With Us - Joy Williams [3]

2. Jingle Bells - Barenaked Ladies [1]

3. Linus & Lucy - Vince Guaraldi Trio [new]

4. Christmas Lullaby - Mannheim Steamroller [new]

5. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow - Dean Martin [new]

6. I Saw Three Ships - Mannheim Steamroller [new]

7. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Bing Crosby [new]

8. Let It Snow - Celtic Woman [new]

9. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Frank Sinatra [new]

10. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow! - Jaci Velasquez [new]

11. Let It Snow - Jon Sayles [new]

12. Away In A Manger - Mannheim Steamroller [new]

13. Song For The King - Michael W. Smith [new]

14. Ave Maria - Laurence Harvey [new]

15. Stille Nacht (Silent Night) - Mannheim Steamroller [new]

16. In Dulci Jubilo - Mannheim Steamroller [new]

17. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow - Mathew West [new]

18. When Love Came Down - Point of Grace [12]

19. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow/Sleigh Ride - Point of Grace [new]

20. What Child Is This - Toby Bresnahan [new]

21. Christmas At Hogwarts - John Williams [2]

22. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings - Barenaked Ladies (feat. Sarah McLachlan) [5]

23. All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey [11]

24. Christmas Hymn - Amy Grant [6]

25. Emanuel, God With Us - Amy Grant [7]
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