You guys, I’m starting off our week (and really, the official start of the Christmas season) by causing more TROUBLE!
It’s with another edition of TOP FIVE, BOTTOM FIVE but this time…it’s all about CHRISTMAS SONGS!
Buckle up. Things are about to get controversial.
If you missed my last post, I shared my Top Five, Bottom Five: THANKSGIVING FOODS and quite honestly, I had friends and family FIRED UP over my opinions. It always amazes me how passionate people I love can get over something like…turkey. 😉
Speaking of fired up, my first Top Five, Bottom Five: MOVIES was…um……how should we put it…highly controversial and very opinionated too.
If you missed either post and want to see which movies I think are underrated and which ones are overrated or which Thanksgiving foods I love and which I think are bland and boring…make sure you read those posts too.
Once again, I came up with my list and then ran it by my husband. I will say as much as we disagree on Thanksgiving foods (polar opposites!), we have an almost identical list here. What? What? Apparently, we’ve rubbed off on each other in this department 😉 . I have listed Andrew’s Top Five, Bottom Five at the bottom of this post for you to see as well.
Who knows? Maybe you and I will be in agreement today too?! #notlikely
Here we go, in reverse order here are my TOP FIVE, BOTTOM FIVE CHRISTMAS SONGS…
5: ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU
I am not ashamed. In fact, should you ever be in my presence when this song comes on, I will happily belt it out with Mariah for you. This song is fun, happy and always puts me in the Christmas spirit. I love Mariah’s version, but I might even love Michael Buble’s more. Either way, I know a lot of you are going to put this song in your bottom five but not me…it’s a keeper.
4: CHRISTMAS (BABY PLEASE COME HOME)
Yessssssss! I don’t care who sings it (but I love The Eagles’ version the best!)…this song is gold and not played enough.
3: THE CHRISTMAS SONG
I mean, of course. Nat King Cole’s version is my very favorite, but I would truly listen to The Chipmunks sing it too. It just oozes Christmas.
2: HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
Yesssssss! The list is long of the artists I love to hear sing this one, but Ella Fitzgerald, James Taylor, Nat King Cole and Judy Garland’s versions are my absolute favorite! The lyrics, the sentiment…it’s all perfect.
1: MERRY CHRISTMAS, DARLING
And yes. Of course. When I think back to my childhood, no matter the memory or the time of year, I hear Karen Carpenter singing this song. My mom and dad must have played their Christmas album a bazillion times. When we moved to Detroit in 2004, and I spent my first holiday season away from my family, I remember going to Best Buy just to buy this CD. I tell Andrew all the time, I don’t care if I die in June, I want this song played at my funeral.
So, I love those songs the most!
These below…well, these make me change the station as I’m driving down the road.
These songs would be my…
5: WHERE ARE YOU CHRISTMAS
Nope. It’s whiney. I don’t like it. Where are you new radio station is what I think when it comes on in my car.
4: WONDERFUL CHRISTMASTIME
Oh for the love…this song is just long. I do believe it’s like 18 minutes of one sentence being repeated over and over and over again. I’m not even saying I hate that one sentence (and I certainly don’t hate McCartney), but it’s just so long. It’s so long. And so repetitive. And long. It’s a pass for me.
3: GROWN-UP CHRISTMAS LIST
Add Amy Grant singing it and you have me knocking my Starbucks cup over in my console to change the dial. I just cannot stomach this one. Again, nice sentiment…but I groan at it’s arrival to my eardrums.
2: LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
Make it stop. I don’t get this one. I’m all about songs that are about the birth of Jesus (give me O Little Town of Bethlehem, Silent Night, and Away in the Manger ANY DAY of the week), but this one is a big bottom five for me.
1: THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
If any one of you tells me this is your favorite Christmas song, we’re going to need to have a serious talk about why you are so wrong. On the first day of Christmas, I make sure this song is not on any of my playlists.
So, those are mine!
When I asked my hubby what his were, I was pleasantly surprised. What he lacks in Thanksgiving food taste, he makes up for in Christmas songs.
#5: ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU
#4: MERRY CHRISTMAS, DARLING
#3: THE CHRISTMAS SONG
#2: HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
#1: WHITE CHRISTMAS (he wanted me to specify that The Drifters’ version is his personal fave)
#5: CHRISTMAS WRAPPING BY THE WAITRESSES (it’s on my playlist and he skips it every time, I don’t understand this!)
#4: LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
#3: 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
#2: WONDERFUL CHRISTMASTIME
#1: GROWN-UP CHRISTMAS LIST
We are shockingly alike in this department 🙂 .
Now, spill it…what’s your TOP FIVE, BOTTOM FIVE. I want to know!!!
Also, don’t forget, I HAVE A HOLIDAY PLAYLIST YOU CAN LISTEN TO THIS SEASON!!
Yes, yes, yes! I gathered all of my favorite songs and put them on ONE PLAYLIST.
It’s one hour and nineteen minutes of Christmas cheer. You can listen HERE!
Now, it’s your turn. I can’t wait to read your comments!
Happy Monday, friends!! xx