I know everyone only remembers Hanson from MMMBop, but listen up! I’ve had the Pandora Christmas station on for about 3 weeks now and one day I was just listening and I was like “Wow, I love this song. Who sings this?” So I looked and BAM, there it was…Hanson. I was surprised myself but then I listened to more of their album, and it really is excellent! And it got me thinking, what other great Christmas songs don’t I know about? So I polled my office and came up with a list based on my own favorites as well as some of the favorites I received from others that I am now also a fan of.
So without further ado, here are the Top 5 Christmas Songs and Albums. If you haven’t heard some of these before, I strongly urge you to listen before judging. (Oh, and these are in no particular order, except I’m not gonna lie, if I had to listen to only one of these albums for the rest of this Christmas, it would be Hanson).
Top 5 Christmas Albums:
Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton: Once Upon a Christmas
Best song from the album: “Christmas Without You”
Celine Dion: These Are Special Times
Best song from the album: “Don’t Save It All For Christmas Day”
SheDaisy: Brand New Year
Best song from the album: “That’s What I Want For Christmas”
Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas
Best song from the album: “All I Want For Christmas Is You”
Hanson: Snowed in
Best song from the album: “Merry Christmas Baby”
Top 5 Christmas Songs:
“All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey. Of course Mariah does it best, but I also love the performance done by Joanna in Love Actually:
“Santa Baby” originally by Eartha Kitt, but it’s also been covered by like every singer in the world including: Madonna, Taylor Swift, Kylie Minogue, even a male version by Michael Buble, which is kind of cool. I actually really like the versions by LeAnn Rimes and Santana from Glee, but ultimately Eartha Kitt’s original is best.
“You’re A Mean One, Mr Grinch” by Thurl Ravenscroft
“The 12 Days of Christmas” by Straight No Chaser (these guys actually rock and could potentially move up to Top Album once I get a chance to listen to more of their songs)
“Silver Bells” or “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby
Do you have a video of your favorite Christmas song? Let’s see it!
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