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Christmas Music Blog - December 2011

Song of The Day: Auld Lang Syne (from 'It's A Wonderful Life')

Saturday, December 31, 2011

On New Year's Eve there is not too much choice but thankfully 'Auld Lang Syne' never outstays its welcome.

Song of The Day: Mary Margaret O'Hara - What Are You Doing New Year's Eve

Friday, December 30, 2011

'What Are You Doing New Year's Eve' is one of the few songs that is dedicated to New Year's Eve. Surprising really given that it happens every year.

Song of The Day: Bing Crosby - White Christmas

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Here's a slightly different version of the song that most people on the planet know. It's our way of saying have a very special Christmas this year.

Song of The Day: Chris Rea - Driving Home For Christmas

Friday, December 23, 2011

All it takes is a couple of seconds of this song before you picture yourself at the wheel in a santa hat anticipating a great few days back home.

Song of The Day: Ray Charles - The Spirit of Christmas

Thursday, December 22, 2011

You'll feel you're away in a manger once Ray Charles dulcet tones work their magic on 'The Spirit of Christmas'.

Song of The Day: She and Him - The Christmas Waltz

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A quiet and unassuming cover from Zooey Deschanel (she) and M. Ward (him). Like them (She and Him).

Song of The Day: The Carpenters - Merry Christmas Darling

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

'Merry Christmas Darling' was conceived in 1946, added to in 1966 but truly given godlike status in 1970 when Karen Carpenter worked her magic.

Song of The Day: Frank Sinatra - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Monday, December 19, 2011

He was just a big softie when it came to Christmas you know. All the evidence can be heard on 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'.

Song of The Day: John Williams - Somewhere In My Memory

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The main song from the biggest Christmas movie of all time 'Home Alone'.

Song of The Day: Dusty Springfield - Goin' Back

Saturday, December 17, 2011

An odd choice perhaps for a Christmas songs site with just a week to go to Christmas but listen to it and ask yourself do you feel the Christmas glow?

Song of The Day: Enya - Oiche Chiun

Friday, December 16, 2011

Enya marries the beauty of the Irish language with the heavenly calm of 'Silent Night'.

Song of The Day: Doris Day - Winter Wonderland

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A sweet cut from Doris Day's 1964 Christmas album.

Song of The Day: Pinky and Perky - Snowy White Snow and Jingle Bells

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

They got there plenty of decades before Peppa, Piggly and Babe and were just as adorable. Better singers too!

Song of The Day: Kate Rusby - Sweet Bells

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A gentle nudge of the traditional from a modern English folk artist.

Sam Airey - In The Bleak Midwinter / Lonely This Christmas

Monday, December 12, 2011

A great acoustic version of the carol "In the bleak mid winter" with a verse added at the end by Sam called "If You Get Lonely This Christmas".