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Merry Christmas!

In honor of this Christmas, I present my Top 5 All-Time Favorite Christmas songs.  I also wish you all a happy and safe holiday season.

Honorable Mention: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Robert Goulet; Mele Kalikimaka - Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters; Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms and the Anita Kerr Singers; Sleigh Ride - Johnny Mathis with Percy Faith and his orchestra; Rocking Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee.

5. It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams

I always start off my holiday music listening with this classic from Mr. Christmas.  He ain't named "Mr. Christmas" for nothing.

4. White Christmas - Bing Crosby

A Christmas without Bing is like a margarita without tequila; it's possible, but what's the point?

3. The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole

I was raised listening to Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Elvis, The Beatles, Louis Armstrong, and Nat King Cole.  I couldn't decide which version of The Christmas Song I liked better - the Tony Bennett version or Nat's.  I went with Nat in a photo finish.

2. Holly Jolly Christmas - Burl Ives

Driving to grandma's house while listening to Burl Ives - that's about as Christmas as you can get. 

1. Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley

The King is always #1.  Always.


"You'll be do-ing alright with your Christ-mas a white."