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My Favorite Christmas Songs!

I’m usually not one for re-runs, but here’s the list of my favorite Christmas songs I compiled last year.  I didn’t include the links, but that’s what The Google and the search box at the right is for. :3

  1. Please Come Home for Christmas, The Eagles
  2. Winter Wonderland, The Eurythmics
  3. Little Saint Nick, The Beach Boys
  4. If It Doesn’t Snow on Christmas, Gene Autry
  5. Baby It’s Cold Outside, Dean Martin
  6. Christmas Vacation, Mavis Staples
  7. What Child is This, Llona Byrd
  8. White Christmas, The Drifters
  9. Do They Know It’s Christmas?, Band Aid
  10. Santa Claus and His Old Lady, Cheech and Chong
  11. There’s Always Tomorrow, Janice Orenstein
  12. Feliz Navidad, Jose Feliciano
  13. Wonderful Christmastime, Paul McCartney
  14. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, Bruce Springsteen
  15. Last Christmas, Wham!
  16. Happy Xmas, John Lennon and Yoko Ono
  17. Run Rudolph Run, Chuck Berry
  18. Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy, Bing Crosby / David Bowie
  19. Someday at Christmas, Stevie Wonder
  20. Merry Christmas Darling, Carpenters
  21. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings, Barenaked Ladies featuringn Sarah McLachlan
  22. We Need a Little Christmas, Percy Faith and his Orchestra and Chorus
  23. Blue Christmas, Elvis
  24. A Charlie Brown Christmas Soundtrack
  25. Christmas at Ground Zero, Weird Al Yankovic
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My Favorite Christmas Songs #25

“Christmas at Ground Zero,” ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, 1986

The world was still in the throes of the Cold War in the 1980’s, so this holiday themed apocalyptic tune from the Prince of Parody (dunno if that’s his actual title but it sounds good to me) hits a nerve in addition to being pretty darn funny.  Look for President Ronald Regan about halfway through in the video.  The air raid sirens fading out at the end genuinely creeped me out at a teenager, because fear of someone ‘pushing the button’ and ending the world was still a thing back then.

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for reading, and Merry Christmas!