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Old 11-01-2012, 09:31 AM
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Favorite Christmas Songs - by category

I've tried answering posts about my favorite Christmas songs, but it always seems so hard. Besides the trouble I have narrowing down my huge Christmas song library to just a few tunes, my tastes in a particular style changes all the time. So I tried to come up with a list of categories of Christmas music to make my list of favorites. Feel free to post yours and give your thoughts of categories I'm missing.

The categories I came up with:
  • Traditional carol (religious or secular songs written before 1930)
  • Religious (any era)
  • Early Pop era (recorded 1930-1969)
  • Modern Pop era (recorded 1970-today)
  • Instrumental
  • Kids songs (Santa, Frosty, Rudolph, etc.)
  • Adult songs (nothing you wouldn't let a kid listen to, just adult theme)
  • Novelty
  • Country
  • Favorite new discovery (something that hasn't been in your playlist long)
  • Christmas song you love to hate (you reach for the dial every time)
  • All-time favorite

Try to avoid repeating (except all-time favorite), even if your favorites cross categories.

Here's my list:
  • Traditional carol - The Holly and the Ivy - Bing Crosby
  • Religious - Hark the Herald Angels Sing - The Peanuts gang
  • Early Pop era - The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
  • Modern Pop era - The Christmas Waltz - The Carpenters
  • Instrumental - O Tannenbaum - Vince Guaraldi
  • Kids song - Frosty the Snowman - Leon Redbone & Dr. John
  • Adult songs - All I Want For Christmas is You - Vince Vance and the Valiants
  • Novelty - The Rusty Chevrolet - Da Yoopers
  • Country - I Believe in Santa Claus - Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
  • Favorite new discovery - Merry Christmas Eve - Better than Ezra
  • Christmas song you love to hate - Christmas Shoes - Newsong
  • All-time favorite - The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole (The 1947 version before his voice got deeper)
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