My 10 Favorite Rock/Pop Christmas Songs
I made the mistake of only including five Christmas movies in my list a few days ago. That didn’t really do my list of Christmas movies justice. I won’t make that mistake with my list of favorite rock and pop Christmas songs. So, in no particular order, here are my favorites.
Please Come Home For Christmas. When I say I like this song, it has to be The Eagles version. Aaron Neville’s version doesn’t cut the mustard.
The Christmas Song. This one has to the Nat King Cole’s version of the Velvet Fog’s, Mel Torme, greatest song. On a side note, Nat King Cole recorded this three times. The 1961 version is considered the standard.
Christmas Wrapping. Not the Spice Girls version. No, this one has to be the original by The Waitresses from the early 80′s. I was introduced to The Waitresses through the TV show Square Pegs. Who remembers that show?
Wonderful Christmastime. McCartney is my favorite Beatle. No surprise that his Christmas tune would show up on my favorite list.
The Little Drummer Boy. For this one, I mean the Bing Crosby and David Bowie version. It’s a little weird, but it works.
River. Sarah McLachlan sings a tenderly, sad version of this song that is a staple every year in my Christmas tunes.
Do They Know It’s Christmas? I was in high school when this song came out. In fact, I was junior in high school and this song was superior to We Are The World, which tried to mimic the Brits attempt at solving world hunger.
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings. Barenaked Ladies and the aforementioned Sarah McLachlan do a wonderful fun version of this song.
Merry Christmas, Darling. No one can sing a melancholy Christmas song like Karen Carpenter.
Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home). U2. That is all that is needed for this song.
What Pop or Rock Christmas songs would you include that I have left off of this list?