1). The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
But this version? This is THE version! It is the torch to which all other versions are barely sparks in comparison. From the string section that opens the song, to Nat's succinct & soothing voice...how can one not like it? Seriously...HOW?!?!
2). Thankful Heart from The Muppet Christmas Carol
3). Christmas in Hollis by Run DMC
4). Oi! To the World covered by No Doubt (originally by The Vandals)
5). Snow Miser/ Heat Miser Song(s) from A Year Without a Santa Claus
Another favorite/must-see for me, A Year Without a Santa Claus is a stop-motion Christmas movie by the makers of my favorite holiday flicks: Rankin/Bass! This might not technically be a Christmas song (or two christmas songs heehee), but I have to hear it every year! It's not Christmas without it!
Some hard to choose from runner's up:
Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy sung by David Bowie and Bing Crosby- I just heard this today, and thought about how Peace on Earth really applies to today ("every child must be made aware...") and how children today aren't taught to think of others...it's kind of an afterthought. And cause DAVID BOWIE!!!
Hanukkah Blessings by Barenaked Ladies- I was always a little jealous that I didn't celebrate hanukkah (and it wasn't the "eight days of presents") because it's so rich in history, and, I think it's cool that it is still celebrated to this day.
Baby, It's Cold Outside as sung by Chris Colfer and Darren Criss in Glee because they are in my singing range and I heart them.
Fairytale of New York by The Pogues - I can't believe I forgot this on Friday, but this song is a must sing for my brother and me. It's brilliant and is about how we let things like fairytale's, Christmas, and places we've built up in our minds aren't always what they seem. But mostly, it's about New York.
What are your favorite holiday songs? Also what are your favorite (if any) Christmas albums/compilations?