Christmas Music for Your Holidays

Remember when I used to give music CDs away every month? I really miss that. And some friends were asking about holiday music – since I am such a sucker for Christmas music. ALL KINDS of Christmas music. Seriously. ALL.

I always start listening to those tunes on Thanksgiving – it kicks off the holidays in a fun, festive way. And Thanksgiving is my FAVORITE holiday. All good thoughts and good food. Love it.

So, I created a playlist on iTunes for the upcoming weekend and then shared the playlists to both Rdio and Spotify. Songs dropped off on both services, due to clearances I suppose – but they are still pretty long. And full of fest.

Feel free to check them out – see if there are any new holiday songs you would like to add to your collection – or depending on which service you use, and how you use it – you could just go ahead and let this play while your turkey is cooking!



Spotify Christmas 2011 Playlist (will open Spotify app)

Rdio Christmas 2011 Playlist (will open new browser window)

Oddly enough, iTunes grabbed even less of the whole list, but here is their version.

And since I am a crazy fool, here are the names and artists of ALL the songs actually hanging out on my computer this holiday season. Well, DUH, I clearly have WAY more holiday music than this – these are just my faves this year.

Do They Know It’s Christmas? by Band Aid
Run Rudolph Run by Chuck Berry
Silver Bells by Alice Smith
Christmas Time by ALO
Gee Whiz It’s Christmas by Diane Birch
Winter Wonderland by Aretha Franklin
Underneath the Mistletoe by Blondfire
Christmas Day by Dido
Christmas Ain’t Christmas by Bobby Womack
Mary’s Boy Child/Oh My Lord by Boney M.
Santa Bring My Baby Back by Elvis Presley
Jingle Bells by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Home For The Holidays by Brian McKnight
Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday by Carole King
Silver and Gold by Burl Ives
2000 Miles by Coldplay
Christmas Tonight (with Hillary Scott) by Dave Barnes
Back Door Santa by Clarence Carter
Frosty The Snowman by Fiona Apple
Mistletoe by Colbie Caillat
The Little Christmas Tree by Bon Voyage
Jingle Bell Rock by Daryl Hall & John Oates
Christmas Time With You by David Ian (feat. Andre Miguel Mayo)
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! by Dean Martin
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Death Cab For Cutie
Mr. Heat Miser by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
This Christmas by Donny Hathaway
The Little Drum Machine Boy by Beck
Sleigh Ride by KT Tunstall
Step Into Christmas by Elton John
Carol of the Bells by The Bird and the Bee
The Christmas Song by Alana Davis
When I Get Home for Christmas by Snow Patrol
Ave Maria by Celine Dion
Winterlove by Parachute
In the Morning by Jack Johnson
Snow Miser by FM Static
Mele Kalikimaka by Bing Crosby
Christmas Can’t Be Very Far Away by Darla Day
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town by James Taylor
Sweet Secret Peace by Neil Finn
Wake Up! Wake Up! by Matt Wertz
Christmas Means Love by Joan Osborne
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel by Bebo Norman
Snowflakes by Jeremy Fisher
Mrs. Christmas by Jessie Baylin
It’s Not Christmas Without You by Katharine McPhee
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus by John Mellencamp
We Call It Christmas by Keb’ Mo’
We Wish You a Merry Christmas by John Denver & The Muppets
Christmas Time Is Here by Shelby Lynne
All My Bells Are Ringing by Lenka
A Great Big Sled by The Killers
Father Christmas by The Kinks
Children Go Where I Send Thee by Ledisi
What I Want for Christmas by Macy Gray
Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan
Just Like Christmas by Low
Merry Christmas Baby (live) by Eric Clapton & Sheryl Crow
O Come All Ye Faithful by Weezer
Christmas for Two by Sixpence None The Richer
I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Holly Conlan
You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch by Queens Club
Christmas by Teddy Thompson
No Christmas for Me by Zee Avi
This Time of Year by Etta James
Blue Christmas by Nicole Atkins
Peace by Norah Jones
White Christmas by Tony Bennett
Santa Please… by Toni Braxton
My First Snow by Matt Morris
Come On Santa by The Raveonettes
A Snow Globe Christmas by Pink Martini
Not So Merry Christmas by Raul Malo
Christmas in Hollis by Run-D.M.C.
All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
The Little Drummer Boy by Sean Kingston
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree by Surrogate
Angels We Have Heard On High by Indigo Girls
That Spirit of Christmas by Ray Charles
Always in the Season by Pomplamoose
O Holy Night by Shane Barnard & Shane Everett
Last Christmas by Wham!
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Shawn Colvin
Ain’t No Chimneys In the Projects by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
I Believe in Christmas Eve by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Silent Night by Stevie Nicks
Song for a Winter’s Night by Sarah McLachlan
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas by Michael Bublé
Someday At Christmas by Stevie Wonder
A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss) by Glasvegas
Winter Song by Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson
Season’s Greetings by Robbers on High Street
Maybe Next Year (X-Mas Song) by Meiko
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by The Temptations
Raise the Tree by Trent Dabbs
Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses
Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt & Henri René
Peace At Last by Hem


This article has 15 comments

  1. Anonymous

    Hooray! I am so happy! – m

  2. zipper

    Awesome. Thanks!

  3. Magpie

    I love you. Thank you.

    (I have an insane amount of Christmas music. Days and days worth, according to iTunes.)

  4. PunditMom

    You rock. 😉 xo

  5. leaca

    wow. thanks for sharing. that is a lot of work.

  6. Mixtape Jones

    This is a link to the playlist of my holiday Mixtape Jones show last year:
    This year’s will air on 12/20.

  7. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    And you are welcome, guys! It’s so fun!!!

  8. Helen

    AWESOME! Thank you!!

  9. MargieK

    $%&*#@ workplace filter!

    Will have to see how many of these are on YouTube (which oddly enough isn’t blocked).

  10. FireMom


    Perfect timing.

    I was just bumping around on Spotify looking for a Christmas list. And here you are, already delivering.

    Thank you.

  11. Deb

    You are fabulous. Love it.

  12. euregirlsandboys

    This list looks awesome. I need to go through it when I’m not sitting in a conference and try out some new Christmas songs! I always love adding new ones to my holiday playlists.

  13. PunditMom

    Do you have the Aimee Mann Christmas album? It’s amazing!

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