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Thursday, December 22


scoboco loves tons of things about christmastime.

there's the presents, obviously: shopping for, giving and receiving... and the fact that there always seems to be four pounds of chocolates wherever we go (including our kitchen)... and the lights and decorations all over this beautiful city and, most especially, trimming our own tree... and time with family, friends, laughter, love, etc.

we also love love LOVE christmas songs. in fact, we listen to christmas mixes pretty much non-stop these days when we're home, which sounds like it could get a little sickening unless, like us, 1) you don't start too early in the season 2) you enjoy ALL types of xmas tunes, old and new.

here, then, are this year's favorite 25 (though there's about 40 more that are in regular rotation)

darlene love: christmas (baby please come home)*
low: just like christmas
harry connick jr: (it must have been ol') santa clause
john lennon: so this is christmas
judy garland: have yourself a merry little christmas
nat king cole: the christmas song
johnny mathis: sleigh ride
run dmc: christmas in hollis
beach boys: christmas day
the whos down in whoville: welcome christmas
charlotte church: o holy night
weezer: the christmas song
brenda lee: rockin around the christmas tree
mariah carey: all i want for christmas is you
andy williams: it's the most wonderful time of the year
burl ives: holly jolly christmas
carpenters: merry christmas darling
vince guaraldi trio: christmastime is here**
stevie wonder: someday at christmas
bobby helms: jingle bell rock
alvin and the chipmunks: the christmas song
eurythmics: winter wonderland
bing crosby: do you hear what i hear?
diana ross and the supremes: silver bells
darlene love: white christmas

anyone have any favorites we've missed?

* of all christmas songs, this tune seems to have the most really good covers (o holy night is right up there, too). we like u2 and death cab for cutie's versions of this as well, but the ronettes' one gets the nod here for it's longevity.
** yeah, the whole hark-the-herald-angels-sing part--from the gang doing "loo loo loo, loo loo loo loo loo", then shouting "merry christmas charlie brown!" before breaking into song--ALWAYS gives us goosebumps... but christmastime is here is a better song, don't you think?



Anonymous dglass said...

Nice tree, Scoboco!

11:38 AM, December 23, 2005


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