My Top Five Favorite Christmas Songs:
1. All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey
I just found out she also co-wrote this song, although I have no idea what level of involvement that indicates. Does anyone else remember the video with her playing in the snow in a Santa suit/dress? I used to love that.
2. Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Johnny Mercer and Margaret Whiting
How can you not love this song? So cute. I always liked the line “My maiden aunt’s mind is vicious… Well maybe just a half a drink more,” for some unknown reason. I think it’s because I didn’t know what a maiden aunt was, but I thought it was funny to describe someone’s mind as vicious.
3. All That I Want – The Weepies
I first heard this song on a JCPenney Christmas commercial, then my cousin Jen put it on her annual Christmas mix CD. It’s fabulous.
4. I Saw Three Ships – Sting
Both songs 4 and 5 are a testament to the voices and musical abilities of their singers. I normally don’t like religious Christmas songs, but Sting really does a bang up job on this one.
5. I Pray on Christmas – Harry Connick, Jr.
Harry Connick, Jr. doesn’t have a bad Christmas song, if you ask me. The poor man was just born a few decades late. This is one of my faves, though. Really a cool doo-wop song.
Merry Christmas, everyone!