Wednesday, December 9, 2009

'Tis the Season.....

Thinkin' of my Holiday Top5's..........

While I try and grow a "Christmas Mustache" for this year's festivities, I thought I would also take the time to list my Top5 Christmas tunes. Every Christmas song has been recorded countless times by too many popular artists to name. The question is, who's version do you like the best? Here's my Top5:

5) That Song At The Beginning of Christmas Vacation - I have fond memories associated with this song...The time I heard it on a chartered bus coming back from Sweetwater, Tx almost 13 yrs ago stands out in my mind....

4) Do They Know it's Christmas? (Band Aid)

3) Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Bruce Springsteen) Imagine that.

2) All I Want For Christmas Is You (Vince Vance and the Valiants) This is a great song that is sung with passion by some girl I've never heard of. I don't even know who Vince Vance is to be honest.

1) The First Noel (The Crash Test Dummies) That's the band who's considered a one-hit wonder.

What are yours?

Happy Holidays,

Now...Back to growin' the 'stache....
Christmas 2008


Lyle said...

1) The Christmas Song (Nat King Cole)
2) Christmas Canon (Trans Siberian Orchestra)
3) I'll Be Home for Christmas (Elvis)
4) Home For the Holidays (Perry Como)
5) Holly Jolly Christmas (Burt Ives)

Honorable Mention:

Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer (Dean Martin)
Blue Christmas (Elvis)
White Christmas (Bing Crosby)

Christopher, for years and years you said that Mariah Carey's version of "All I Want for Christmas is You" was your favorite Christmas song...Any explanation for your change, as you didn't even list her version in your top 5.

The Franker said...

[5]"Something About Christmas Time" by Bryan Adams

[4]"Little Drummer Boy" by Bob Seger

[3] "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Vince Vance & the Valiants

[2]"Do You See What I See?" by Bing Crosby...I also recently heard Bob Dylan do a cool version of this song that I like very much as well

[1] "Happy X-mas (War Is Over)" by John Lennon

*Honorable Mention*
-"Mom & Daddy Please Don't Steal For Us This Christmas" by Little Suzannah

"Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)" by Trans-Siberian Orchestra

"Hark The Herald Angels Sing" by Neil Diamond

"Santa Claus Has Got The AIDS This Year" by Tiny, not really but I just wanted to type that out :)

...thus spoke The Franker

Joko said...

like the discussion....

5) Silent Night - Bing Crosby

4) Mr. Grinch - Burl Ives

3) Snoopy's Christmas - The Royal Guardsmen

2) Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me - The King

1) Hark the Harold Angels Sing - Charlie Brown

Christopher said...


I've never been a fan of Mariah Carey's version. Vince Vance and the Valiants' version is the one that occupied the #1 spot for many years. I ranked it at #2. In retrospect, the Crash Test Dummies' The First Noel is relatively new to me and maybe should have been ranked accordingly.

Happy Xmas (War is Over) is one of those songs that I tend to listen to "out of season". Having said that, it definately should of at least been given a shoutout.

I love your Elvis choice, Joe.

Lyle said...

Good picks Joe. Got me to thinking that I should have included "Christmas Time is Here" from the Charlie Brown Christmas as well, given my love for the Peanuts shows.

But its good to know that someone else shares a more traditional view of their top Christmas songs. Surprised Chris didn't have Axl Rose singing "Silent Night".

Christopher said...

Believe me if Axl Rose a.k.a. "The greatest frontman of all-time" recorded a Christmas song, it would no doubt make my list....