Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Saturday Seven: My Favorite Christmas Songs

Well, it's that time of year for all things Christmas, and I've been shuffling the ole iPod to my Christmas tunes. There are some songs that I love, and could listen to over and over. Now, it would be difficult to make a short list of my favorite ones, but I like herculean tasks from time to time, so decided that is exactly what I would do for this week's scintillating edition of: The Saturday Seven: My Favorite Christmas Songs
#1 The Christmas Song, by Nat King Cole

#2 The Most Wonderful Time of The Year, Johnny Mathis or Andy Williams


#3 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Judy Garland
#4 Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree, Brenda Lee

#5 Last Christmas, Wham!

#6 Santa Claus is Coming to Town, The Beach Boys

#7 White Christmas, Bing Crosby


Bonus Entries #1 Mele Kalikimaka, Bette Midler



Bonus Entry #2 Gabriel's Message, Sting


What are YOUR favorite Christmas songs? In the spirit of Christmas, ALL COMMENTS ARE FREE TODAY!
-Rick Rockhill

21 comments:

Sunshine said...

Even though I was a Wham! chick back in the day, I don't remember ever seeing that video. I think George Michael was the first of a very long line of gay men I had horrible, heart-breaking crushes on.

Judy Garland....that's my fav on your list.

jackie said...

what about Sleigh Ride or My favorite Things? love those two songs. fun post

Palm Springs Savant said...

Sunshine- funny you should say that, I had never seen that video either, but was thrilled to find it on You Tube today!

Jackie- Sligh Ride is a good one too

paisley said...

with out a doubt,, my all time favorite is "father christmas" by the kinks.....

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i am partial to manheim steamroller at christmas, something about their sound i just love!

smiles, bee

Catch said...

oneof my favorites is Rockin ARound the Christmas Tree with Brenda Lee too, it always takes me back to the "teenage years".

Anonymous said...

an oldie but a goodie is baby it's cold outside

Marlupe said...

I think I prefer Frank Sintra's version of White Christmas over Bing Crosby. I am also a Dean Martin fan, he sang some great Christmas tunes.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Miss Bee- yes good one, the Manheim Steamrollers are wonderful.

Marlupe- good call on Frank...can't say I disagree.

lime said...

i do love 'baby it's cold outside.'

i wanted to hear your sting selection since i was unfamiliar with it but for some reason it doesn't want to play for me.

Olivia said...

Christmas is not Christmas without Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, and Bing Crosby. But especially Nat...

Starting dinner at 10pm is very Continental but also very crazy. What time did the restaurant close?

Have you ever eaten beef carpaccio Italian style with rock salt, olive oil, black pepper, rocket (arugula?) leaves?
Those japanese sauces are delicious, I love what they do with the sesame flavour.

airplanejayne said...

My favorite Christmas songs:

Mary Did You Know? by Kathy Mattea

Where Are You, Christmas? by Faith Hill

Do You Hear What I Hear? by anyone....but I really (still) like the Andy Williams version

Do They Know it's Christmas?

egads -- I just realized I've got a thing for question songs....perhaps I need therapy?
oops -- more questions....


:)

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

All good choices, especially White Christmas. I love Bing Crosby.

I think you know mine. ;-)

Linked you back. Thanks.

Palm Springs Savant said...

airplanejayne- I completely forgot about "Do They Know its Christmas"...good addition.

Whimsical- yep Bing was a cool dude

HoosierGirl5 said...

The "White Christmas" clip is from one of my favorite Christmas movies: "Holiday Inn".

But you forgot the Charlie Brown Christmas music!

XO,
J.

Akelamalu said...

Love your choice of Christmas Songs. I have some playing on my blog but I couldn't find White Christmas by Bing - my favourite Christmas song of all time.

Canadian flake said...

I totally love the judy garland and bing crosby clips...I could just listen to them over and over again...they make me feel so peaceful...

thanks for sharing...and for the smiles...

WAT said...

The Peanuts Xmas song is superb. John Lennon's Happy Xmas (War is Over), if only Yoko didn't ruin it with her horrid voice. The Chipmunks singing their Xmas song is too cute.

And last but not least, my final fav Xmas song is on my latest blog post thanks to YouTube.

Mags said...

Oh...I love Judy Garland's Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas...that movie is one of my all time favorites!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Everybody Has To Work On Christmas Sometimes-Harvey Danger

This Christmas-Donny Hathaway

Walking Around In Womens Underwear-Bob Rivers

Naomi said...

I love White Christmas. It's one of my all time favourite films Rick. Love the song too. I also like Last Christmas and Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Great festive songs!

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