Twice before I’ve written about the songs that I never-skip when my music is on shuffle (you can see them here and here), and now the time has come for me to do the same about Christmas songs. You see, I don’t start listening to Christmas music until after Thanksgiving, and I generally really enjoy it for those few weeks of the year. There are, however, lots of Christmas songs that I get tired of quickly. You know the ones – the songs that you hear once at the very beginning of December and you already don’t want to hear it again until next year. On the flip side, here are 10 Christmas songs that I never get tired of, no matter how many times I hear them during the holiday season. It should be noted that I’m weirdly particular about the artist of Christmas songs – I don’t really enjoy Christmas covers – the songs have to be by the artists listed below. Christmas quirk.
1. “Carol of the Bells” George Winston
2. “The Christmas Song” Nat King Cole
3. “Happy X-Mas (War is Over)” John Lennon
4. “Last Christmas” Wham!
5. “Merry Christmas Darling” Carpenters (this one takes the cake as my favorite Christmas song of all time)
6. “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” Johnny Mathis
7. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” Brenda Lee
8. “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” Bruce Springsteen
9. “Sleigh Ride” Ella Fitzgerald