Christmas Song Mix - Twisted Mix Tape 36
I LOVE CHRISTMAS MUSIC! Love it. I will listen to it randomly throughout the year – May, July, doesn’t matter. If I need to hear it I’m going to play it and I’m usually looking for the first song on the list below.
This week, for Twisted Mix Tape 36, Jen asked everyone (you too, so get thinking) to put together a Christmas Song Mix. Honestly, I’m not sure I can do it, I feel like you are going to be missing out on some seriously great music if I can only choose 5 songs. My Christmas Song Mix – the one I play all the time; the one that, like a love-struck teen in the 90’s, I will burn to CD and hand out to all my friends and family (because it really is the best mix ever); the one that is only my favorite Christmas songs – has over 200 songs on it!
Don’t think I’m indiscriminate though; I don’t love all Christmas music…I had to take the Il Divo album off my “general (not favorites) Christmas playlist” because it was really just too much. I feel that Christmas music is mood music – it brings back memories and makes me smile. That album made me want to claw my eyes out, and that’s not very Christmassy, so I will only add in a song or two randomly throughout the season.
For this link-up I would like to make about (25) five-song playlists such as: funny, when-I-was-a-kid, melancholy, must-hear, classics, non-traditional, if-I-hear-this-on-the-radio-one-more-time, this-just-makes-me-smile, I could go on…but I won’t. I think you get what I’m saying.
What I’m saying is, narrowing this down to five songs is nearly impossible. No lie that I’m having anxiety right now. I will play by the rules though, so here we go…
“Omigod I Love This Song“ is understood for each of these songs, I won’t rewrite it each time, even though I am saying it in my head.
White Christmas, Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters
The video, oh I just love the video. I could (and do) watch it several times a year. I don’t know exactly what it reminds me of but I have a smile on my face the whole time.
White Christmas, Otis Redding
I am aware it’s the same song. But they sound so different!
Pretty Paper, Kenny Chesney & Willie Nelson
I don’t know when or where I heard this song; I just know I liked it. KC’s album is pretty decent because it’s not all traditional songs.
That Old Christmas Moon, Leon Redbone
I’m fairly certain I got this from the Elf Soundtrack but I don’t care, I love that movie.
Oh Come Let Us Adore Him, Shane Barnard & Shane Everett
I was torn between this and another of their songs, Oh Holy Night, which fits my theme (of randomness?) better but this one is prettier.
So, there they are, 5 of my 200 all-time favorite Christmas songs you could put on a loop and I would never get tired of listening.
How do you feel about Christmas music? What would you put on your Christmas Song Mix if you were making a Twisted Mix Tape of your very own? I’d love to hear what you think in the comments!
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