Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Tunes

I love Christmas music--and in the past few years I've really enjoyed finding music (actually, having Ryan find music) by popular artists. Don't get me wrong, I'll always love Christmas songs by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and other classic groups and singers, but I've really loved these newer versions of songs. Below is a list of some of the songs on my 2007 mix (I get a new mix each year--partly to put newer songs on, but mostly because it's inevitable that right after Christmas, I lose the CD). Tell me in the comments about any of your favorite Christmas tunes.

  1. I Saw Three Ships (Sting)
  2. Oh Holy Night (Tracy Chapman)
  3. Mistletoe (Colbie Caillat)
  4. 2000 Miles (Coldplay)
  5. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Barenaked Ladies featuring Sarah McLauglin)
  6. Rudolph (Jack Johnson)
  7. The Christmas Song (Colors)
  8. Elf's Lament (Barenaked Ladies)
  9. Winter Wonderland (Macy Gray)
  10. Maybe This Christmas (Ron Sexsmith)
  11. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Harry Connick Jr.)
  12. Green Christmas (Barenaked Ladies)
  13. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Coldplay)
  14. Gabriel's Message (Sting)
  15. What Child Is This (Gypsy Soul)
  16. Noel Album--the whole thing is great! (Peter Brienholt)
  17. Mr. Grinch (the kid's favorite, by the Coats)
  18. The Christmas Song (Hootie and the Blowfish)

**Update--We just found two more cool songs--Frosty the Snowman (Fiona Apple) and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Chris Isaak). Did I mention I love Christmas songs? And did I mention that I love my cute husband for always finding me the songs I want?


gurrbonzo said...

Lisa. What a treat to discover your blog. I am not nearly as popular-artist-Christmas-music savvy as you are. Check out how hip you are! What needs to happen for us to get a copy of this harper holiday mix extravaganza?? I am not above begging.

Ryan Harper said...

I think MY vote has to be "Ding fries are done!" I can't believe this didn't make your list!

Lisa said...

I have to say Ry, that song is humorous, but we both can admit to being stupider after listening to it (and having it play over and over and over in our heads for days on end because it's such a catchy tune!).

Nicole said...

I too love Christmas songs.....and that Barenaked Ladies CD is a favorite at our house! Now I am off to itunes to see if they have the sting one! :)

Sally said...

The benefits of techno boys never end, do they? And to think I had never considered that as a benefit of his major. One of our stupidest favorites is Jezebel the Cow from a tape we had when I was younger. It was a cow themed one, (given to us because my dad is an animal nutritionist and is always gifted with all things cow) and is set to the tune of Jingle Bells. If I find a link to it anymore, I'll send it along.

Andrew said...

Kathleen shared this compilation with me, and I have to say, it's the real deal. We loved it this Christmas, and look forward to making one of our own to share with the harpers and other friends/relatives in the years to come.