Christmas Songs: Classics and Covers
Some of the best memories I have of that sugar plum time of year dance through my mind with specific beats, music, lyrics, and visions of laughter.
My favorites include all the happy feels, like “Jingle Bells” and “Rudolf the Red Nose reindeer,” and I am not ashamed. I really love them so much, and I feel a little embarrassed, but what-evs, so yea. All that to say, isn’t the point of the song to get you all jazzed up with the Christmas Spirit.
Let me just preface that when you listen to this spectacular duet, you feel like you’ve just walked into the best inside joke of the year. You have no idea, and then slowly, you feel like you are a part of one of the most precious moments in the entire universe. Only the best of the best can do this, even through a recorded performance years and years later. Cry-laughing, hitting replay, because I wished I could have seen this live. My goodness.
I need to hear this every year. Her cutesy, sultry voice makes me start dancing and singing along every time. Am I right? Click and dance wherever you are.
This one gives me all the smiles. And holy hippos have you seen this cutie sing? I guess she’s actually lip-singing, the video is so vintage. But she really did sing it for the recording. I had no idea it was a little person. I mean I’ve heard this song all my life, every Christmas, and it’s always been one of my favorites. But I had no idea she was 10 years old. I seriously thought it was Brenda Lee. But nope, it’s adorable Gayla Peevey. Here she is singing at 10 and again at 73. Oh my heart.
This song is from my very favorite Christmas movie. White Christmas. Need I say more?
This one is all the fad.
It’s a beautiful song, and it’s so special to listen to.
Hello Johnny Cash!
Okay, maybe this sounds disrespectful, or strange, but I really plan to say hello and thank you to Johnny Cash when I get to heaven. His music was one of the only things I listened to during college. Him, Paul Simon, and Sufjan Stevens, whose Christmas Album you need to go listen to as well.
Raising a glass to the aforementioned Sufjan. I have to say that this one is an absolute must listen. MUST LISTEN.