It’s not even December yet, but thanks to the early passing of Thanksgiving we have a running head start on holiday music. It’s already everywhere, including our car, and as such the boys have started to make requests for their favorites. It’s going to be a long month.
Truth be told, I’m actually a big fan of Christmas music and I’ll share my own playlist in another post. Good luck sitting on that suspense.
I asked my kids to list their Top 5 Christmas Songs, and they are available below for your listening enjoyment. It should be noted that they based their picks on what they have access to, and that may not include the favorites of your own children, so please don’t take it personally.
Also, I told them that they could only choose five, mostly because I’m too lazy to write a longer post. That said, honorable mention goes to “The 12 Days of Christmas” and every song from the classic holiday cartoons which I finally had to ban before the claws (Claus?) came out.
Please note, there is not a hippopotamus on this list. Enjoy!
I spent longer than I should trying to find an actual video of Alvin and the Chipmunks singing “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth” (which was a favorite of my own childhood), but all I could find was this:
My youngest loves marshmallows and he’s also pretty fond of the world. Put them together and you’ve got two of the coolest cats ever singing about perfection! It’s a “Marshmallow World” when you are Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra:
The only thing more festive than “Jingle Bell Rock” is Hall and Oates performing it. You’re welcome.
I tend to lean toward the Dean Martin version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” but the boys know it from Elf. Fun fact: Buddy has also had a big impact on their ability to use an escalator.
The number one holiday song, hands down, is “Electronic Santa” by Blazer Force, which is actually Mr. Brett McKenzie, half of Flight of the Conchords and writer of great songs from The Muppets. It’s got a good beat and I could dance to it, assuming I danced.
What holiday songs are on your child’s playlist?
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