Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Music to put you in the mood!

I realize that the over-commercialization of the holiday season has ruined Christmas for many. And there are those who want to gouge their ears out when they hear that first Christmas song before the Halloween pumpkins have even been tossed out. Personally, I can't wait for November 1st, so I can crank up my Spotify "The Cool Christmas Collection" playlist. (You can search for it under that title and become a follower so that the playlist is available to you.)

I know there are some out there who HATE Christmas music. I am just the opposite...I can listen to it in July and it had nothing to do with the holiday...I just dig the music. Personally, Christmas was never a favorite season of mine when I was young for personal reasons that would just be a downer to read, so we will skip it. Yet, the music has always really done it for me. And now there is just some VERY COOL stuff. I know these lists are subjective...so share yours.

I had to really think it over to narrow down MY top 10. (And most if not all of the can be found on my Spotify playlist "The Cool Christmas Collection".)

But before I get to it, just can't forget this song that was perhaps one of the largest gathering of Pop Stars who wanted to make a difference:

#10 The Waitresses...perhaps the best "Story" song EVER! Patty was under-appreciated.

#9 Dino! The man was awesome!

#8 Bing & Bowie...I actually watched this special that spawned this classic...

#7 This was hard to put at 7..I like it WAY more...but it gets tough from here for me.

#6 I never miss this...and will NEVER grow tired of this classic.

#5 Okay, I cheated here...I know it is three songs, but it is MY list.

#4 Today's female pop tarts got nothing on the original Cat Woman!

#3 Karen Carpenter was my FIRST crush!

#2 I am a sucker for the instrumentals...

#1 The guitar work simply blows me away and the power behind this piece is amazing!

Now...I have to include a couple of "honorable mentions" just because they are fun.


  1. aw - some good giggles, some aaaahs and only a couple of eeeewwwws!! fed up of xmas music now - had it since November over here!! stupid shops

    1. Yeah. It starts the day after Halloween here also. But I love Christmas music. I even play it in July!

  2. I downloaded this song by Sara Groves from Amazon for free. Had never heard of her before but I LOVE this song! It's hilarious!


    My other favorite Christmas song is Carol of the Bells.



    I don't even celebrate Christmas (for several reasons) but some of the music is so good that like you say, it can be listened to all year long.

    In case my name doesn't show up on this reply, it's me, Major Beers.