Christmas Song Mix -Â Twisted Mix Tape 36
I LOVE CHRISTMAS MUSIC! Love it. I will listen to it randomly throughout the year â€“ May, July, doesnâ€™t matter. If I need to hear it Iâ€™m going to play it and Iâ€™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. Â Honestly, Iâ€™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 â€“ the one I play all the time; the one that, like a love-struck teenÂ in the 90â€™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 myÂ favoriteÂ Christmas songs â€“ has over 200 songs on it!
Donâ€™t think Iâ€™m indiscriminate though; I donâ€™t love all Christmas musicâ€¦I had to take the Il Divo album off my â€œgeneral (not favorites) Christmas playlistâ€ because it was really just too much. I feel that Christmas music is mood music â€“ it brings back memories and makes me smile. That album made me want to claw my eyes out, and thatâ€™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 onâ€¦but I wonâ€™t. I think you get what Iâ€™m saying.
What I’m saying is, narrowing this down to five songs is nearly impossible. No lie that Iâ€™m having anxiety right now. I will play by the rules though, so here we goâ€¦
“Omigod I Love This Song“ is understood for each of these songs, I wonâ€™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 donâ€™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 itâ€™s the same song. But they sound so different!
Pretty Paper, Kenny Chesney & Willie Nelson
I donâ€™t know when or where I heard this song; I just know I liked it. KCâ€™s album is pretty decent because itâ€™s not all traditional songs.
That Old Christmas Moon, Leon Redbone
Iâ€™m fairly certain I got this from the Elf Soundtrack but I donâ€™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? Iâ€™d love to hear what you think in the comments!
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