The Greatest Christmas CD Ever!

I have eclectic tastes.  Some days I like Frank.  Some days I like The Monkees.  Some days I like Eminem. Some days I listen to science fiction movie soundtracks.  Some days I listen to musicals.  I’ve never been beholden to any one type of music, because I find that incredibly restrictive.

The same goes for Christmas music.  I have yet to find a single Christmas CD wherein I love every single track on it.  So, every year or two I mix my own.  A little of this, a little of that, and suddenly I have a CD that I can play over and over in my car, filling me with the holiday spirit, as illustrated below.

This year, admittedly, I may have gone a tad overboard.  I’ve got 50 tracks, but each one is solid gold.

Lacking anything better to write about tonight, I present the track listing for the greatest Christmas collection of all time.  The links provided will either send you to Amazon or iTunes, where you can purchase them, or to…other destinations… if they’re not available for purchase.

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Diverse, right?  Fiona Apple doing “Frosty”?  The guy who played Johnny Fontane doing “What Child Is This”?  Annie?!  Trust me.  This is a banging CD.

Disagree with some of my choices?  Did I forget something?  Let me know.  (And if any of you says “Christmas Shoes”, you’re off my friend list.  Permanently.)

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8 responses to “The Greatest Christmas CD Ever!

  1. Smokey Robinson’s Christmas Everyday, The Waitresses’ Christmas Rapping, Queen’s Thank God It’s Christmas…

  2. Louis Prima’s What Will Santa Claus Say, The Ramones’ Merry Christmas, I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight, all of the Phil Spector Christmas Album…

  3. Rod Miller

    Gene Autry is a Christmas legend,just from Rudolph. Now listen to Up on the Housetop. A hammer and lots of tacks? Who wouldn’t go up on the housetop, down through the chimney? Blatant disregard for children’s well-being! Won’t someone think of the children?!

    Also–Domenic but no Hippopotamus?

  4. Joseph F. Berenato

    I may have to add some things from Johnny Mathis’s new Christmas album. Have you heard that? Man sounds like his voice hasn’t aged since he did the “Family Ties” theme song.

  5. Charles Brown’s Please Come Home For Christmas, Rufus Thomas’ I’ll Be Your Santa, Jackson 5’s Frosty, Temptations’ Rudolph, Sammy Davis Jr’s Christmas Time All Over The World…

  6. Rod Miller

    I love Dean Martin’s Rudolph.

  7. Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You, Vince Vance And The Valiants’ All I Want For Christmas Is You, how you can omit the Pogues’ Fairytale Of New York if you’ve happened to have heard it is completely beyond me…

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