FUNKHOUSER’S ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS ALBUM 2014
Over the course of the last four days, Funkhouser writers have shared with you their favorite holiday/Christmas songs. The goal for all of these lists has been to provide our loyal Funkhouser readers with a Christmas playlist that they can enjoy and share at Christmas parties or holiday celebrations in the remaining time this season. We wanted to give you a list of music that would break up the monotony of the same 20 songs that get played on the Christmas radio stations. While a few of those songs you normally would hear are here, there are many you may never have heard before.
If you want to go back to see the individual lists from this week, and reasons for selecting each song, click the names of the Funkhouser writers below:
Check out the playlists that we’ve put together for you below, we hope you enjoy them. At the bottom of the page, we have bonus playlists from some of the KSR family who were unable to post their favorites, but we wanted to share them with you.
There are some songs however, that aren’t on Spotify for you to enjoy in the playlist. You can go ahead and blame that one on T. Swift. Anyway, any of the songs that weren’t on Spotify have been placed in a YouTube playlist for your enjoyment.
We were also joined by other KSR family members who were unable to do a post for the website, but sent along their favorite Christmas tunes. Their selections have been placed in the Spotify and YouTube playlists.
Run DMC: Christmas in Hollis: Best Christmas song ever, in the best Christmas movie ever (“Die Hard”)
A John Waters Christmas: various artists. All the songs are so gloriously off-kilter, you can’t pick just one. However, pay close attention to “Happy Birthday Jesus” and “Little Mary Christmas.” For the most jaded and cynical among us.
Dr. Demento Presents The Gretest Christmas Novelty CD of All Time: various artists. Again, for the Christmas iconoclast, but less guilt-inducing than John Waters’ compilation. This is pure Detroit late-night radio madness, with Weird Al, the Mackenzie Brothers, and a bunch of others your grandparents laughed at until their guts hurt. Some annoying songs, but some with real staying power.
“Baby Please Come Home”: U2. This will remind you that Bono actually has a great voice. A classic sung by a classic.
“Silent Night”: Stevie Nicks. You didn’t need reminding that Nicks has an amazing voice. But here’s a reminder anyway.
Shannon The Dude:
Paul McCartney – Wonderful Christmas Time
Bing Crosby – Snow
Scott Weiland – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
John Coltrane – My Favorite Things
Vince Guaraldi Trio – Christmas Time is Here
Zooey Deschanel – Baby It’s Cold Outside
Mannheim Steamroller – Deck The Halls
Fiona Apple – Frosty The Snowman
Mariah Carey: All I want for Christmas is You
Mariah Carey: Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
Michael Buble: Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Celine Dion: Don’t Save it All for Christmas Day
Brenda Lee: Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Andy Williams: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Idina Menzel (duet with Michael Buble): Baby It’s Cold Outside
Johnny Mathis: It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas
Carrie Underwood: Do You Hear What I Hear?
The Eagles: Please Come Home For Christmas
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays – NSYNC
All I Want For Christmas is You – Mariah Carey
Last Christmas – WHAM
Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Death Cab For Cutie
Angels We Have Heard on High – Sufjan Stevens
Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid
Oh Christmas Tree – A Charlie Brown Christmas
War is Over – John Lennon