Post # 1
What are your favorite Christmas songs (modern or traditional) that get you in the holiday mood? I’m working on a mix of awesome Christmas music to post on my blog tomorrow.. A few of my favorites, I especially love modern artists covering traditional songs:
The Waitresses – “Christmas Wrapping”
Jimmy Eat World – “Last Christmas”
Sense Field (or John Lennon) – “Happy Christmas (War is Over)”
Dan Wilson – “What a Year for a New Year”
Vince Guaraldi Trio – “Christmas Time is Here” (from Charlie Brown)
Any Christmas songs you hate?? I can’t stand “Santa Baby,” “I Saw Mama Kissing Santa Claus,” or “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.”
Post # 3
We need a Little Christmas from the musical Mame. I really don’t think I had heard this song before. It is definitely my favorite this year. I am pretty much obsessed with it.
I’m also a sucker for Mariah Carey’s Christmas CDs
Post # 4
Hehe I like Christmas Wrapping too! I also love some traditional stuff like Silver Bells.
Post # 5
@solaneoh: I’ll have to check that out – I’m a former theater nerd but I’m not very familiar with Mame. Did you know that “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” was written for the musical “Meet Me in St. Louis” with Judy Garland? I watched a documentary on it for some reason, when the song was first drafted, the lyrics were terribly depressing, something like “Have yourself a merry little Christmas, it may be our last.” They got the composer to change them for the movie, lol.