I figured I better post something before I lose all my readers.
I spent the last several weeks watching Christmas movies and listening to Christmas music almost exclusivly. Radio station KOIT, 96.5 on your FM dial in the Bay Area, plays nothing but the holiday fare from Thanksgiving on. Unfortunately, since their regular format is easy listening their Christmas selections tend to lean in that direction as well. As a result you get a lot more Wham! than anybody really needs. I really don’t care what George Michael did with his heart last Christmas. But thanks to online music services like Rhapsody and Pandora.com I’ve had my fill of good music also. It got me to thinking, what are everyone else’s fave Christmas songs and movies? Here are my top three in each category. Feel free to respond in kind.
It’s A Wonderful Life
A Christmas Story
White Christmas (Bing, of course.)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Toss up between Manheim Steamroller rock version and Bare Naked Ladies featuring Sarah Mcglaughlin.)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Nat King Cole)
(Ok, I’m changing it to five songs.)
Frosty the Snowman (Esquivel)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Frank Sinatra or Judy Garland)