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17 days ago 22 comments Categories: Holidays Tags: Holiday Songs, Christmas, Chanukah
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One starts this eve, another in just a few days after three weeks pass; others also this month too (Mitch covered it some yesterday. And so to light up the days ahead and ring in the season I release an updated version (all links work at time of posting) of


Happy Holidays in song

 

Happy Christmas – John Lennon

 

This Is Christmas – Luther Vandross

 

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) – Nat King Cole (music and lyrics by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells)

 

The Christmas Song – Mel Torme (who composed it)

 

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Judy Garland

 

Same Auld Lang Syne – Dan Fogelberg

 

White Christmas – Bing Crosby (music and lyrics by Irving Berlin)

 

Do You Hear What I HearWhitney Houston (music and lyrics by Gloria Shayne)

 

Silver Bells – Doris Day (music by Jay Livingston, lyrics by Ray Evans)

 

The Christmas Waltz – Peggy Lee (music and lyrics by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne)

 

I’ll Be Home for ChristmasThe Carpenters (music by Buck Ram, lyrics by Walter Kent)

 

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Johnny Mathis (Edward Pola and George Wyle)

 

I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm – Ella Fitzgerald (music and lyrics by Irving Berlin)

 

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! – Frank Sinatra (lyrics by Sammy Cahn, music by Julie Styne)

 

Santa Claus is Coming To Town – Bruce Springsteen and Friends (including Southside Johnny) performing at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ (12-22-08)

 

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Bruce Springsteen (original radio release-no video)

 

Christmas (Baby please come home) – Bruce Springsteen with Max Weinberg 7 & friends live at Convention Hall, Asbury Park (December 7, 2003)

 

It's Christmas Baby Please Come Home – U2 cover of Darlene Love

 

It's Christmas Baby Please Come Home – Darlene Love (David Letterman show, 1986)

 

It's Christmas Baby Please Come Home – Darlene Love (David Letterman show, 1995)

 

It's Christmas Baby Please Come Home – Darlene Love (David Letterman show, 1996)

 

It's Christmas Baby Please Come Home – Darlene Love (David Letterman show, 1999)

 

It's Christmas Baby Please Come Home – Darlene Love (David Letterman show, 2000)

 

It's Christmas Baby Please Come Home – Darlene Love (David Letterman show, 2001)

 

It's Christmas Baby Please Come Home – Darlene Love (David Letterman show, 2002)

 

It's Christmas Baby Please Come Home – Darlene Love (David Letterman show, 2003)

 

It's Christmas Baby Please Come Home – Darlene Love (David Letterman show, 2004)

 

It's Christmas Baby Please Come Home – Darlene Love (David Letterman show, 2005)

 

It's Christmas Baby Please Come Home – Darlene Love (David Letterman show, 2006)

 

It's Christmas Baby Please Come Home – Darlene Love (David Letterman show, 2008)

 

It's Christmas Baby Please Come Home – Darlene Love (David Letterman show, 2009)

 

It's Christmas Baby Please Come Home – Darlene Love (David Letterman show, 2010)

 

It's Christmas Baby Please Come Home – Darlene Love (David Letterman show, 2011 25thAnniversary of song)

 

It's Christmas Baby Please Come Home – Darlene Love (David Letterman show, 2012)

 

It's Christmas Baby Please Come Home – Darlene Love (David Letterman show, 2013)

 

It's Christmas Baby Please Come Home – Darlene Love (David Letterman show, 2014)

 

It's Christmas Baby Please Come Home – Darlene Love with Patti LaBelle (The View, 2016)

 

Sleigh Ride – Darlene Love and Ronnie Spector (live) (lyrics by Mitchell Parrish)

 

Winter Wonderland – Darlene Love (music and lyrics by Felix Bernard)

 

Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee(Johny Marks)

 

A Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives

 

Frosty The Snowman – Jimmy Durante

 

Frosty The Snowman – The Ronettes

 

Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry

 

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – The Crystals (Johny Marks)

 

Children Go Where I Send Thee – Michael McDonald

 

Father Christmas – The Kinks

 

The 12 Days of Christmas Taking Back Sunday (2006)

 

Do They Know It's Christmas – BandAid (1984)

 

Merry Christmas Everybody – Slade

 

I Believe In Father Christmas – Greg Lake (acoustic)

 

I Believe In Father Christmas – Greg Lake with Ian Anderson (on Flute), David Arch (keyboards), Florian Opahle (acoustic guitar) and the church choir.

 

I Believe In Father Christmas – Greg Lake (original version)

 

I Believe In Father Christmas – Emerson Lake & Palmer

 

Chanukah Song [PART 1] – Adam Sandler

 

Hanukkah Song Part 2 – Adam Sandler

 

Hanukkah Song Part 3 – Adam Sandler

 

Hanukkah Song Part 4 – Adam Sandler

 

Hanukkah Blessings – Barenaked Ladies

 

Hanukkah, O Hanukkah – Barenaked Ladies

 

Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah – The Glee cast

 

Bohemian Chanukah (a Queen adaptation) – Six13

 

A Hamilton Chanukah (with introduction from President Barack Obama) – Six13

 

Chanukah (“Shake It Off”) – Six13

 

Light One Candle – Peter, Paul and Mary

 

Christmastime In Hollis, Queens – RUN-DMC

 

Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer – Elmo and Patsy (1983)

 

Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms 1957

 

Little Saint Nick – The Beach Boys (1963)

 

3 Ships – Yes

 

Fairytale of New York – Pogues featuring Kristy McColl

 

Christmas in Cape Town – Randy Newman

 

Touch the Hem of His Garment – Al Kooper

 

Wonderful Christmas Time – Paul McCartney

 

Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt (music and lyrics by Joan Ellen Javits & Philip Springer)

 

Merry Christmas Baby – Otis Redding

 

Merry Christmas Baby – Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes (New Year's eve 1978)

 

Merry Christmas Baby – Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band (Live Conan Dec. 12, 2002)

 

Christmas At Ground Zero – "Weird Al" Yankovic

 

Christmas song [original] – Alvin and the Chipmunks

 

Mary, Did You Know – Kenny Rogers and Wynonna

 

Christmas With You is the Best – The Long Winters

 

Christmas for the Free – The Zombies

 

Santa Claus Is Back In Town – Elvis Presley

 

Snoopy's Christmas – The Royal Guardsmen

 

Blue Christmas – Elvis

 

Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses

 

Christmas All Over Again – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

 

Christmas All Over Again (live at The White House 2000) – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

 

Christmas Day – Squeeze

 

Christmas Every Day – Poco

 

Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree – Chicago (Johny Marks)

 

My Favorite Things (instrumental) – John Coltrane

 

Christmas In My Soul – Laura Nyro

 

[verified and updated 2018-12-01]

 

 

YouTube Playlist

 

This year's playlist includes three new (to me) Chanukah songs. Please use the comments to suggest songs to add but only with a YouTube link so I can easily add to the playlist, and include in this space next year.

 

Enjoy!

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  •  Fred wrote 17 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Love Darlene!
     
       
     
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  •  Liz_Saldana wrote 17 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Thanks for all the song links!
     
       
     
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  •  NSpizz wrote 17 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    All I want for Christmas is My two front teeth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI02_UJ1C6I&ab_channel=videeeoh
     
       
     
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  •  Cayce_Crown wrote 16 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Let’s have a little diversity along with the beautiful songs you’ve listed.

    Heres some Kwanzaa:
    https://youtu.be/t7fM5yjmVRY

    https://youtu.be/kg2T3zRfIRc

    https://youtu.be/St0DbcnQJcs

    Here’s festivus:
    https://youtu.be/ph94AR1sjeE

    https://youtu.be/2Q69wkpL2sMThank

    There’s so much when you look for it.
     
       
     
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  •  MarilynGenoa wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Thank you Corey----Just listened to some of the Chanukah ones I hadn't heard---had to pass them along to my brother, etc. Happy Holidays and Happy Chanukah to those who celebrate.
     
       
     
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  •  Kelly_Welles wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Thanks for seasonal merriment.
     
       
     
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Great stuff.
     
       
     
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  •  JohnWagner wrote 15 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Donde Esta Santa Claus? by Augie Rios: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mK77rxuXK5s
     
       
     
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