This may be my favorite original Christmas song of all time. It’s so silly & funny & clever – everything I love about BNL.
I’m in full-on Holiday Cheer mode, & I can’t get enough of my favorite Christmas songs. My favorite versions of my favorite songs are as follows:
» Frosty the Snowman – Fiona Apple
» You’re a Mean One, Mr Grinch – Rockapella
» Rise Up, Shepherd & Follow – GLAD
» I’m Getting Nuttin’ for Christmas – Relient K
» God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Barenaked Ladies/Sarah Maclachlan
» Christmas is All Around – Billy Mack (Love Actually)
» The Snoopy Dance
» Mad Russian’s Christmas – Transiberian Orchestra
» Santa Baby – Everclear
» Carol of the Bells – Transiberian Orchestra
» Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
» I Saw Three Ships – Barenaked Ladies
» Jingle Bells – Barenaked Ladies
» Silver Bells – Martina McBride
» Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
» Have a Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives
» It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
» Angels We Have Heard On High – Reliant K
» O Holy Night – Jewel
» Joy to the World – GLAD
» All I Want for Christmas is You – My Chemical Romance
» One Quiet Moment – GLAD
» Rockin’ On Top of the World – Aerosmith
» Winter Wonderland – Rockapella
» Let It Snow – Dean Martin
» Go Tell It On the Mountain – Jewel
» Holidays are Coming
I have these songs both on a CD that gets played too much during December & on my iPod. There are some other ones too, but these are definitely the ones worth mentioning. Honestly, it’s a shame those GLAD ones are nowhere to be found – it seems the CD is out of print – because they really are gorgeous. Thank goodness my file-sharing fu back in the day (raise your hand if you used Napster & Audiogalaxy!) grabbed them before they disappeared forever!
I’ve thrown all those videos into a playlist if you’d like to spend the day jamming out to some fantastic holiday tunes! As you can see, I generally prefer ones with a bit of fun, but I enjoy unique renditions as well. What do you think of my choices?
What are your favorites? Link me to your favorite versions in the comments – perhaps I’ll find something new to love!