I had the great fortune to win tickets to see Mannheim Steamroller last night thanks to the Oregon Symphony. Sitting in the front row, hearing their versions of music for Christmas, I got to thinking; I love Christmas music. I also love various versions of some of the more traditional. Here are the top 11 songs that always help me get into the Christmas Spirit.
#11: Silent Night: Celtic Woman
#10: Do You Hear What I Hear: Carrie Underwood
#9: Little Drummer Boy: Vienna Boys Choir
#8: Silver Bells: Mannheim Steamroller
#7: Blue Christmas: Elvis Presley
#6: Santa Baby: Madonna
#5: All I Want For Christmas is You: Michael Bublé
#4: Joy To The World: Mormon Tabernacle Choir
#3: Handel – Messiah – Hallelujah Chorus: Johann Strauss Orchestra and the Harlem Gospel Choir
#2: God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman/ We Three Kings: Barenaked Ladies & Sarah Mclachlan
#1: Christmas Eve Sarajevo: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
I hope that helped get you into the Christmas Spirit or a more festive mood. They always help me. 🙂 What are some of your favorites?