Christmas Songs & TV watching

I'm not a fan of Christmas music. Yeah, the name is Carol, but I find most Christmas Carols kind of corny. I don't mind hearing songs playing in the background when I'm shopping though, so I guess I don't totally hate them. I do have a select few favorite Christmas songs that I do look forward to hearing each year.
In no order, my faves are -
Santa Claus is coming to Town & Merry Christmas Baby- by Bruce Springsteen (hey, I am a Jersey girl, I can't help but have those on the list)
Blue Christmas - by Elvis. Love. That. Voice
Wonderful Christmas Time - Paul McCartney, sappy, but I love Paul in all his sappyness
Happy Christmas - John Lennon, more than a Christmas song
Christmas Wrapping - by the Waitresses, so fun. Do you know this song is 25 years old!
I also like the theme to the Grinch, and the piano music from the Charlie Brown Christmas cartoon, even though neither is really Christmas-y, but you hear them on the radio this time of year.
Also, I should mention U2's version of Christmas, baby, Please Come Home - even though it's not really a big fave of mine, but it is U2. I love them, but I really don't like when they do cover versions of other songs.

My favorite Christmas tv watching each year -
The Christmas Story - come on, who doesn't love that! I've really been waiting to see it this year. Darren McGavin (the Dad) died this year, he's just so cool in the movie. When I was a kid, I was a big fan of the tv show The Night Stalker, and he was great in that too. The Christmas Story was shown on Friday night, but Doctor Who was on at the same time, so I had to choose watching the cute guy over the classic movie. I'm such a girl. But then it was on again Sunday night and I laughed like a dork through the whole movie! They'll be a marathon of the movie starting Christmas Eve for 24 hours. I never get tired of seeing it over and over.
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas - the real Grinch, the cartoon grinch, the Boris Karloff narrated Grinch. Not that movie that I refuse to watch! I love his dog Max. Anyone who has a dog can't be all that bad.

Charlie Brown Christmas - I love the kids choir singing that plays in the background through the cartoon. I love when they are rocking out dancing when Charlie Brown is trying to get them to rehearse for the play. I can't decide which kid is the coolest dancer, I love them all. I want to jump up and rock out too when I hear that piano!


Once in awhile I'll watch Rudolf, and I also like the cartoon with the Heat/Freeze Misers singing their songs.

What are your favorites?

6 comments:

Alison said...

Hi Carol! I like your song choices. My favourite at the moment has to be All I Want for Christmas is You. It's used in the film Love Actually which I really like. I put It's a Wonderful Life on yesterday in the hope that it would make me feel Christmasy but nope, it didn't really happen. There's something about 25 degree heat here and Christmas that really don't mix. I've decided to have another Christmas in July when it's really cold!! Happy Christmas Carol!

Amy said...

yep springsteen is definitely good, for some reason I've been listening to we are the world by usa for africa, weird considering it's not even about Christmas...

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