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Buzz In: What Holiday Songs Do You Never Tire of Hearing?


Many people complain about the holiday tunes that drive them completely insane this time of year, especially since holiday songs are practically inescapable, no matter what you do. At the drug store, the gas station, restaurants — they're everywhere! So it's truly impressive that there are still some seasonal songs that don't make us want to grab the earmuffs.

It may be because of my love for Love Actually, but I never tire of hearing "All I Want For Christmas Is You." Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime" actually has the reverse effect that it has on many people: It makes me happy. I also like most versions of "Joy to the World" (especially the Whitney Houston version featured in The Preacher's Wife), perhaps because it's, well, joyful. And not that it's as "everywhere" as other tunes, but Otis Redding's "Merry Christmas Baby" never fails to make me feel good.

What about you? Are there any songs this season that put a little bounce in your step no matter how often you hear them?

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allibs08 allibs08 7 years
oh hey buzz. I'd like to echo comment #43 by I Am Awesomeness. The Christmas Shoes song makes me cry every time i hear it! That or it reminds me of my dorm room in college. Which one is it? that's one secret i'll never tell. xoxo
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 8 years
The Christmas Shoes by Newsong! (such a beautiful song about a child's love for his mother and the generosity of others during the holiday season). IMO this is the best Christmas song ever ever :) & the song by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I love Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You," Josh Groban's "Believe," Burl Ives' "Holly Jolly Christmas," etc. There are so many more but I can't think of them right now.
pricanprincess pricanprincess 8 years
rocking around the christmas tree and "all i want for christmas is you"-the mariah carey version
Angelica Angelica 8 years
Eartha Kitt's Santa Baby and What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? I can't deny I love a little Mariah during the holidays too. That video is CLASSIC.
rivrchild rivrchild 8 years
Not really technically a Christmas song I guess, but - Joni Mitchell's River. Also as others have said - MC's "All I Want for Christmas (Is You)" and Lennon's Happy Christmas (War is Over)
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
Mary Did You Know White Christmas - Bing Crosby version Christmas Eve Sarajevo/Carol of the Bells - Trans-Siberian Orchestra And best of all Christmas Eve candlelight service where the entire church is holding candles singing Silent Night acapella. So beautiful. I can never make it past the 2nd verse cause I'm crying so hard. laura1jl - I loved that version of Auld Lang Syne too!
jadenirvana jadenirvana 8 years
I love the Destiny's Child "8 Days of Christmas" version performed at the Victoria Secret fashion show a few years ago.
blu-eyes blu-eyes 8 years
My faves are "Same Old Lang Syne" by Dan Folgerberg and The Chipmunks Christmas song!
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
I love pretty much all the Christmas music except just this year I've heard only a couple songs I definitely don't care for. But anyway, I love the music from the Nutcracker, Happy Christmas (War Is Over), every Xmas song by The Ronettes, etc. etc.
scissorz scissorz 8 years
louis armstrong doing 'baby its cold outside' with velma,.,.its awesome. several years ago i worked at a book store and we had to put christmas cds on. this was the only one that i could enjoy all day every day!
Phorrest99 Phorrest99 8 years
My favorite holiday song is Carol of the Bells.. I also love the Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack
JustSomeChick JustSomeChick 8 years
Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Bruce Springsteen (my absolute fav!) All I want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey There are so many more, but I really enjoy those two.
OhFish OhFish 8 years
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas- Frank Sinatra White Christmas- Bing Crosby or Dean Martin Silver Bells- Dean Martin The Christmas Song- Nat King Cole Baby, It's Cold Outside- Dean Martin (and Doris Day?) I love those guys and listening to them always reminds me of the holidays.
skilledatlife4 skilledatlife4 8 years
i love all christmas songs.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Temptations Silent Night - Temptations Let it Snow - Frank Sinatra
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto - James Brown Sleigh Ride - Alexander O'Neal All I Want 4 Christmas is to Get it Crunk - Dirty Boyz Sleigh Ride - TLC What Christmas Means to Me - Stevie Wonder
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
Merry Christmas Baby - Otis Redding Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Jackson 5 This Christmas - Donnie Hathaway Joy to the World - Aretha Franklin Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays - N'Sync All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
JennaV JennaV 8 years
Last Christmas - Wham
sharshar sharshar 8 years
The Christmas Song - Josh Groban All That I Want - The Weepies Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Tori Amos
Audrey1974 Audrey1974 8 years
My favorite thing to listen to around the holidays is Hanson's Snowed In. I LOVE their songs on there. It is just wonderful and fun and my go-to Xmas disc. Some others: Happy Xmas (War is Over) -- John Lennon Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight) -- The Ramones Christmas in Hollis -- Run DMC Love on Layaway -- Gloria Estefan Wonderful Christmastime -- Paul McCartney Sleigh Ride -- Debbie Gibson Mele Kalikimake -- Bing Crosby (and the Bette Midler version is great too!) Christmas Wrapping -- The Waitresses
nessa17 nessa17 8 years
all i want you for christmas is you!
radarkitty radarkitty 8 years
Ol' Saint Nicholas - Doris Day. Luvs it!
popcorn19 popcorn19 8 years
-"Do They Know It's Christmas Time At All?" (I Know that's not the title... it's just such an empowering song!...in a way.) -"God Bless Us Everyone" by Celine Dion -"Christmas Shoes" --(of COURSE!)
laura1jl laura1jl 8 years
"Aulg Lang Syne" My favorite version is the one that was in 'Sex and the City: The Movie' when Carrie goes over to Miranda's on New Year's Eve!
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