Nick's 2009 Christmas Album

Andy gave his list of 2009 favorite Christmas songs, so I'll do the same.

1. O Holy Night - Josh Groban
This is my favorite Christmas song and Josh Groban's recording is currently my favorite. I wish I could sing this like he does.

2. Go Tell It On The Mountain - James Taylor
His style really shines through in this great song.

3. The Christmas Can-Can - Straight No Chaser
I, like most people, fell in love with SNC after their 12 Days Of Christmas video that went viral a few years ago. This song of their 2009 album Christmas Cheers is very funny and pokes fun at everything that Christmas shouldn't be about.

4. The Prince of Peace - Trans Siberian Orchestra
Not the kind of song you expect of when you think of TSO. The album version of this song is good. But when I heard it live by a man (very likely the one in the video below) it blew me away.

6. Jesus, Light of the World - Third Day
Christmas Offerings is my current favorite Christmas album and has been for a few years now. Every song is great, and the originals are as well. I also love their version of O Come All Ye Faithful.

7. Jingle Bells - Frank Sinatra
I love this s-o-n-g. I don't know why, but sometimes the classics are classics for a reason. Sinatra's Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is an all time favorite as well, but my girls love this one.

8. Linus and Lucy - Vince Guaraldi
It would not be the Christmas season without this classic TV show. Though the whole album is fantastic.

9. Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! - Dean Martin
I remember starting to listen to Dean Martin in college and didn't associate this song with him until Andy took be to a Bills game against Miami in December and it did what it was supposed to and started snowing and they played this song. I'll never forget that game. Ricky Williams ran for 200 yards, but the Bills won led by their then hero Drew Bledsoe.

10. Jesus Child - Denver and the Mile High Orchestra
Sing Alleluia! Praise the Lord! Jesus Child is born today! Can't get out of my head. Timeless Christmas is a decent album if you like the big band-swing style.

11. Winter Wonderland - Harry Connick Jr.
An awesome solo piano instrumental from the When Harry Met Sally soundtrack.

12. The Spirit of Christmas - Ray Charles
It's probably best known for it's appearance in Christmas Vacation, when Clark is locked in the attic watching old movies. One line though baffles me: "I was sitting by the fireside, taking a walk through the snow."

13. Silent Night - Josh Groban
Nice and simple. Simply beautiful.

If you read this, post your favorite songs for this Christmas Season!

Posted bypiscotikus at 9:21 PM  


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