just a drop of simple sunshine

He may wonder where the toys went…

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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!


Author: Sarah

I'm Sarah Amazing: 32. Teen librarian. Feminist. Fangirl. Nerdfighter. Ohioan. Happily entwined.

One thought on “He may wonder where the toys went…

  1. Jewel is excellent. If you like the Xmas classics, I’d love you to listen to the version of “O Holy Night” I just recorded. I’m offering it as a free download. Let me know what you think & Enjoy your holidays.
    Twitter: @CharlieWMusic


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