The imaginative folks at National Trust NI are keen to celebrate Christmas traditions and have asked me to come up with my own festive playlist. I love Crimbo music so this was a no-brainer for me to do.
I try to squeeze in as much Christmas music as possible in the run-up to the festive season. On goes the Christmas album when I’m decorating the tree and wrapping the presents (this album I love). On Christmas morning I have to put on some Christmas music before we settle down to open our presents. Setting the scene is very important to me!
So what are my Christmas music preferences? I gravitate towards vintage classics, the songs that have survived the test of time. I first began to write this post last week and since then my song choices have undergone several edits. I want you to know I have taken this task VERY SERIOUSLY. So without further ado here are my top five Christmas tunes…
1. It’s Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas performed by Johnny Mathis (from the ‘Home Alone 2’ soundtrack)
2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town performed by Ray Charles (from the ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ soundtrack)
3. Rockin’ Robin performed by Bobby Day (from the ‘You’ve Got Mail’ soundtrack)
4. Santa Baby performed by Eartha Kitt (from the ‘Elf’ soundtrack)
5. White Christmas performed by Otis Redding (from the ‘Love Actually’ soundtrack)
What makes these songs so wonderful for me is that they are all performed by musical legends with distinct voices and amazing charisma. They are all classic Christmas songs, from the fun and upbeat ‘Rockin’ Robin’ to Otis Redding’s fabulous soul version of White Christmas’. I have a few of the soundtracks mentioned above and I love playing them around Christmas time. I can vividly recall the scene in which each piece of music is played.
I think it’s pretty clear I’m a bit of an old soul when it comes to Christmas music. Are you? Or do you prefer more modern Christmas songs to play in the run-up to Christmas? I’d love to know!