Lordy, Lordy, It's My Christmas Top Forty

christmas musicI've got a little thing for lists. I'll throw anything in a list. Top ten movies with a geographic location in the title, best songs written by a Canadian citizen while living in England, greatest top ten lists ever, you get the idea.

This is prime time for hanging with friends and family, so you really shouldn't be reading this. Turn off the computer, will ya? In case you are taking a few minutes out of your Christmas Eve to check things out @ torontomike.com, here are my forty favourite Christmas songs. Happy Christmas Eve, everyone.

  1. Fairytale of New York - The Pogues with Kirsty MacColl
  2. White Christmas - Bing Crosby
  3. Linus and Lucy - Vince Guaraldi Trio
  4. 2000 Miles - The Pretenders
  5. Baby It's Cold Outside - Ray Charles with Betty Carter
  6. Peace On Earth & Little Drummer Boy - David Bowie & Bing Crosby
  7. O Tannenbaum - Vince Guaraldi Trio
  8. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon & Yoko and the Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir
  9. Christmas Time Is Here - Vince Guaraldi Trio
  10. The First Noel - Crash Test Dummies
  11. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Bruce Springsteen
  12. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) - Nat King Cole
  13. Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid
  14. Christmas Don't Be Late - Alvin and the Chipmunks
  15. Jingle Bells - Barenaked Ladies
  16. You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch - Thurl Ravenscroft
  17. O Holy Night - John McDermott
  18. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Coldplay
  19. Christmas Night In Harlem - Louis Armstrong
  20. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Dean Martin
  21. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / We Three Kings - Barenaked Ladies with Sarah McLachlan
  22. I'll Be Home For Christmas - Bing Crosby
  23. Let Me Sleep - Pearl Jam
  24. Christmas at the Zoo - The Flaming Lips
  25. Green Christmas - Barenaked Ladies
  26. Zat You Santa Claus? - Louis Armstrong
  27. Merry Christmas, Baby - Otis Redding
  28. Song For A Winter's Night - Sarah McLachlan
  29. Mary Had A Baby - Bruce Cockburn
  30. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - U2
  31. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Vince Guaraldi Trio
  32. Welcome Christmas - The Whos of Whoville
  33. Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over - Jack White
  34. Ave Maria - Sarah Brightman
  35. That Was The Worst Christmas Ever! - Sufjan Stevens
  36. We Three Kings - Reverend Horton Heat
  37. Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley
  38. Twelve Days of Christmas - Bob & Doug McKenzie
  39. Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern) - Drunken Boat
  40. Thank God It's Christmas - Queen

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Waiting for my husband to finish work so we can make our trek to Toronto for Christmas...

Merry Christmas to you and your family...all the best for a healthy and happy 2008!

Thanks for keeping me entertained when I need a break from work!

Have a cool yule!

Alison in Ottawa

December 24, 2007 @ 12:19 PM


I'll second Alison's wishes (and return them back at her too). Keep up the good work, Mike.
I forget what brought me here originally, (probably a Simpson's quote I Googled) but it's been a pleasure.

So, thanks & Merry Christmas.

December 24, 2007 @ 2:16 PM

Mike (Buffalo Boy)

Merry Christmas Mike!
Nice list....Have the Hip ever done a Christmas tune?

December 24, 2007 @ 2:47 PM

Coach Carter

Wish I could download the torrent....

December 25, 2007 @ 12:24 PM

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