Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Christmas Songs that Seem to Fit This Year!

I was thinking about this year being so different in terms of gatherings with family and friends and made my own little musical play list (in no particular order) of songs that seem to take on a bit more relevance this year! (Some of these arrangements are not the usual singers! And some are!)

(I should add that some of these are favorites but some are NOT my favorite songs. They're just sad songs. My Christmas playlist of favorites is far longer and only a few of these make that list!)

  • We Need a Little Christmas (Johnny Mathis)

  • Hard Candy Christmas  (Dolly Parton)

  • Merry Christmas, Darling  (The Carpenters)
  • Blue Christmas  (John Denver)
  • I'll Be Home for Christmas  (Michael Buble)
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas  (John Denver and Rowlf)
  • The Christmas Blues  (Dean Martin)
  • My Christmas Tree is Hung with Tears  (Sarah Brown)
  • Please Come Home for Christmas  (The Eagles)
  • Baby, Please Come Home

42 comments:

Joanne Huffman said...

What a thoughtful Christmas gift for all of us!

Sally Wessely said...

All fit perfectly. Love it.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Jeanie

I love all of these Christmas songs on your list. I have to look back at my play list, most of yours are favorites of mine too. Take care, have a happy day!

Divers and Sundry said...

I have a Christmas playlist on Spotify that's over 24 hours long lol so I'm definitely a fan of Christmas songs. You have a great selection here :) Thanks!

William Kendall said...

I avoid Christmas music at all opportunities, actually.

L said...

I love them all! My favourite by far is the group pentatonix Mary did you know. , they also sing Hallelujah ,,, in a cave, acoustics,,, wow!

Sandra Cox said...

I especially like We Need a Little Christmas and I'm sure it will be playing in my head the rest of the day:)

Valerie-Jael said...

Thanks, but I seem to be related to the Grinch, I don't care for Christmas music or films. I'll stick to murder and mayhem! Hugs, Valerie

Nikki - Notes of Life said...

I feel the need to tell you about "Can't Stop Christmas" by Robbie Williams... The video is well worth a watch! :)

Lowcarb team member said...

What a nice collection here, thank you.
Unfortunately Please Come Home for Christmas (The Eagles) will not play/video not available. I am sure we can find it elsewhere on You Tube though.
Once again, thank you for this selection.

All the best Jan

Martha said...

Love it! When I finish my blog rounds I'm going to come back and listen to them all :)

Susie said...

Jeanie, I love the Eagles, Carpenters and all the rest were great choices too. I need to listen to them again . Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Mae Travels said...

I have a soft spot for Spike Jones:
All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
I'm Gettin' Nuttin for Christmas

Have fun... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

We enjoy a lot of the music from your playlist, Jeanie.

anno said...

Just spent a wonderful afternoon working my way through this playlist -- thank you!(Also, thankful for the introduction to Sarah Brown.)

My name is Erika. said...

Clever Jeanie. I bet there are some covid parodies out there. I know most of these except a couple. I need to go check them out now. Hope it was a good Wednesday!

Sakuranko said...

Oh very nice songs
xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love the Eagles but never heard that song before. I am not one for Christmas music, I guess. You have a nice playlist, though. I think my favorite is Little Drummer Boy, but doesn't fit with your song list.

shoreacres said...

My all-time favorite popular Christmas song is "Silver Bells." I'd put it on the list, just because!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

What a great post! You are right. These are perfect for this year.

Rita C at Panoply said...

Love these, and don't forget Elvis' Blue Christmas. ;)
More importantly, how about GRP's Let There Be Peace on Earth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A70ZLD1CRzA

We so need it!🙏

La Table De Nana said...

It will be sodifferent for everyone..Monsieur Macron has Covid now..no one is spared.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

This is spot on. I know my sister gets super sad this time of year - she is in Tucson and so rarely gets home for Christmas. But now we are all feeling those same feelings of sadness and missing out. :( I have high hopes for 2021!!

Mary Rose's said...

Oh, I *LOVE* that you made this list!

For me, it's not Christmas until I hear The Carpenters "Merry Christmas Darling." Takes me back to my radio days, sitting in a control room, cueing up that song and talking (long distance!) to my then boyfriend.
Warm memory!

I'd add the Mannheim Steamroller to the lineup, too!

Merry Christmas, Jeanie - xoxo

handmade by amalia said...

This was fun! Thank you!
Amalia
xo

Tammie Lee said...

Thanks for the music.
Lovely holidays to you and Rick!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

It's funny I've been hearing "we need a little Christmas" in my head for days. Not the version you quoted but Lucille Ball as Mame in the movie. I think the song was written for that play originally? maybe, anyway it's in my head and it's true.

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

I really like Buble' and I might have to come back and check out your link.

gigi-hawaii said...

You have inspired me. I shall listen to some Christmas CDs today, and think about having music at my Christmas party when my daughter's family shows up.

Sandra Cox said...

I second adding Manheim Steamroller.

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

Michael Buble is one of my favorites at Christmas.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Very special music to keep in the Christmas mood. Michael Buble has an amazing voice. Soothing and such a treat.

Pam Richardson said...

Jeanie, that is a very appropriate play list. I see our favorite John Denver made your list. Michael Buble has such a fabulous voice. We have seen him twice in concert! His voice was just as good in person as recorded. We have seen a lot of concerts in our time, and the only other one whose voice was just as good as his recordings was John Denver! Have a wonderful weekend!

Thelma said...

Michael Buble is my favourite also. I also like Andy Williams.
Thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas
Thelma.

NanaDiana said...

I am saving this to come back when I have time to listen to the songs. The only one I didn't recognize is the one by Dolly Parton- Hard Candy Christmas.
Have a wonderful night- xo Diana

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

You've put together a lovely concert. Happy Holidays!

Iris Flavia said...

Oh, Rowlf! Crazy, Ingo just the other day talked about how Rowlf played the piano, trying to read the notes! (I´m nearly 8 years younger than Ingo and never understood the Muppets, yet my parents parked me in fron of the program, assuming it´s for kids).

I´ll listen my way through, thank you for the list and as you wished: Freddie (or Queen) with

"Thank God It´s Christmas"

(I have to do some research on why it is so fitting for today. Was it HIV already?)

BeachGypsy said...

I loved going through this list Jeannie, fun! I didn't even know the Eagles did any Chritmas songs??!! The weekend is here, last minute Christmas things to get done, hope you are feeling well and able to get out some. We have alot of presents to wrap up for Fairy Granddaughter!!

Pamela said...

I recognize many of these. I haven’t started listening to Christmas music yet this year, even though it’s just a week away. What a strange strange year this is. Are better days ahead? I certainly hope so.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Some of these songs really do make you feel overwhelmed with a sad feeling...but in a good way! heehee! I love Christmas music and will listen to some of these today on my IPAD! Thanks for the links! holiday hugs!

Sandra at Maison De Jardin said...

Jeanie I love your play list and thank you for the links. Some of them I had forgotten and will listen to them again. I am a great fan of Michael Buble.

Marilyn Miller said...

I have been listening to Michael Buble's Christmas music, but generally I haven't been listening as much this year. I miss it.

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