Well, it’s been a while since we’ve last spoken – or since you’ve last had something to read (from me anyway). Now, the holidays are upon us – and if you’re like me, you’ve been bitten by the Christmas spirit. I’m excited! I can’t wait! I’m ready for Christmas lights, hot chocolate, holiday parties and warm nights by the fire while snow falls just outside the window.
That means I need a lot of Christmas music in my life – so I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite holiday songs by some of my favorite artists. You’ll notice that I wanted to combine powerful instrumentals with beautiful vocals, drama with fun – and most importantly, I wanted the compilation to flow – to quite literally be music to your ears.
I’ve carefully selected each track and artist and arranged them in a way that should leave you feeling all kinds of warm and fuzzy – just in time for Christmas cheer. The playlist has been anchored with Lea Michele (“O’ Holy Night”), Celine Dion (“Ave Maria”) and Josh Groban (“Chestnuts Roasting”). It begins heavily with the unique sound of a capella group Pentatonix and ends with a fun influence. You may also notice, my love for movies and television is sprinkled throughout!
If you like what you see, build this list and burn it for yourself (or get in good with me and I’ll burn it for you!)! Happy holidays and happy listening!
Here’s the 25 song track listing of “A Very Bobby Christmas. Vol. 1”:
1. Vuelie – Frode Fjellheim and Christophe Beck ft. Cantus – from Frozen
2. White Winter Hymnal – Pentatonix
3. What Child Is This? – The Canadian Tenors
4. Mary, Did You Know? – Pentatonix
5. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – Pentatonix
6. Believe – Josh Groban – from The Polar Express
7. Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People – Jonathan Groff – from Frozen
8. Where Are You Christmas? – Faith Hill – from Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
9. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry
10. The First Noel – Connie Francis
11. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Judy Garland
12. O’ Holy Night – Lea Michele – from GLEE
13. Ave Maria – Celine Dion
14. Chestnuts Roasting – Josh Groban
15. You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch – Thurl Ravenscroft – from How the Grinch Stole Christmas
16. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
17. Carol of the Bells – Celtic Women
18. Frosty the Snowman – Ella Fitzgerald
19. Text Me Merry Christmas – Straight No Chaser ft. Kristen Bell
20. Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley
21. Baby It’s Cold Outside – Idina Menzel ft. Michael Buble
22. Let It Be Christmas – Alan Jackson
23. What’s This? – Danny Elfman – from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
24. Deck the Rooftop – GLEE Cast – from GLEE
25. Holly Jolly Christmas – Michael Buble
BONUS! Here’s the lyric video for Straight No Chaser and Kristen Bell’s new song, “Text Me Merry Christmas.”