A Christmas Season Playlist

Last year I assembled a holiday song set that, a year later, could stand to be refreshed. So here is an alternate playlist including some of those overroasted chestnuts along with some different versions of the same songs. There are also a few additions and songs that benefit from a dash of regional favoritism.

  • The Christmas Song, Nat King Cole (1946)
  • O Tannenbaum, Vince Guaraldi Trio (1965)
  • Here Comes Santa Claus, Elvis Presley (1957)
  • Feliz Navidad, José Feliciano (1973)
  • Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, Ella Fitzgerald (1960)
  • White Christmas, Bing Crosby (1942)
  • Frosty the Snowman, Harry Connick Jr. (2003)
  • Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, the Crystals (1963)
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem, Emmylou Harris (1975)
  • Jingle Bells, Frank Sinatra (1957)
  • Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Brenda Lee (1958)
  • Silent Night, Johnny Cash (1963)
  • The Christmas Song, Mel Tormé (1966)
  • Here Comes Santa Claus, Los Straightjackets (2002)
  • Feliz Navidad, Billy Joe Shaver and Flaco Jimenez (2002)
  • Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, Dean Martin (1959)
  • White Christmas, Elvis Presley (1957)
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Brian Wilson (2005)
  • The Christmas Song, Johnny Mathis (1958)
  • Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Bruce Springsteen
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Aimee Mann (2006)
  • O Come, O Come Emmanuel, Sufjan Stevens (2006)
  • Baby, It’s Cold Outside, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis (2006)