First off, in regards to yesterday’s post, I should have known that my family would so eagerly and emphatically chime in on the great grammar debate. LORD people. It’s a sickness, I tell you. If you only knew how many family dinners involved in depth explanations of “lie versus lay,” the appropriate use of who and whom and of course, the one habit I still struggle to shake “Mary, she went..” – well, let’s just say that these debates have yet to subside. Frankly, I doubt they ever will. Even when people die, you have to use words like “lie” and “lay” correctly. Damn Gina!
Anyhoos, evening plans have limited my time to blog today, so instead of chatting I have prepared a list for you! Just in time for your holiday iPod shuffle.
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Without Further Ado, I present to you:
Beth’s Top Pop Holiday Songs!
I hate to start off with an honorable mention, but I equally love Bruce Springsteen’s, The Jackson Five’s and Frank Sinatra & Cyndia Lauper’s versions of “Santa Clause Is Coming to Town.” Because all three make it too hard to choose, I’m lumping them in the honorable mention category.
Now, onto the real list!
10.) Boney M’s “Mary’s Boy.” LOVE this song. How can you not sing along? Even Somanna knows this song!
9.) Bobby Helms’ classic “Jingle Bell Rock.” “What a bright time, it’s the right time, to rock the night away.” Wiser words have never been spoken, Bobby. Rock on.
8.) Glee Cast Version of “Last Christmas.” We’re big fans of The Glee here at Casa de Peaches & Curry. In fact, I have a major girl crush on Lea Michele. Finn, however, needs some serious coaching on his dance “moves.” Bless it.
7.) Eartha Kitt’s “Santa Baby.” Who knew writing Santa a letter could be so sexy? This song makes you want to be on the naughty list. Dirty Santa indeed!
6.) Willie Nelson and Norah Jones “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” I know so many have covered this song, but the combination of their voices just gets me. I try not to visualize Willie seducing Norah though. Kind of makes me want to throw up my eggnog.
5.) Faith Hill’s makes our list with “A Baby Changes Everything.” Apparently, this song has been out for awhile, but I just heard / fell in love with it this year. And by in love with it, I mean I play it ALL THE TIME. I might even hold a hairbrush and sing along sometimes too. I’m very mature for my age.
4.) Brenda Lee’s “Rocking Around The Christmas Tree.“ Ahh yes, one of the classics. I *always* associate this song with that scene from Home Alone. You know the one. Where Kevin fakes the party and has his Michael Jordan cut out going around the room on a train set. I watched that movie religiously as a kid to memorize all of his anti-theft strategies in hopes of thwarting my own bad guys with my little pony and Barbie doll boobie traps.
Logically, I realize that the fact that I never got to act out the whole “my house got broken into” fantasy shouldn’t disappoint me. But it kind of does. Bummer.
3.) Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas.” Oh Mariah. All I want for Christmas is you to sing a straight note and belt out that voice of yours instead of all that whisper-y crap. You have a fantastic voice. Use it Sister.
2.) Elvis’ “Blue Christmas.” Dear Elvis, I know we were lovers in a previous life. And I know you meant this song for me. But you see, I’ve gone and married an Indian man. So I’m afraid in regards to any future reincarnations, I’ll be shacking up with him. But we’ll always have Vegas and Hawaii. XoXo, Beth
1.) Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas.” Was there ever any doubt? As if, something else could replace this song.
Thus concludes another fun list. So what did I leave out? Ten really isn’t enough….