As we finish the final remainders of that delicious Thanksgiving food (gluten free stuffing, anyone?), we slowly begin to break out the Christmas decorations and my favorite part… the music.
I absolutely adore listening to Christmas themed music. While I’m not a big fan of the modern remixed pop versions of songs I cannot get enough of the classic Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra versions.
In fact, on Thanksgiving my family spent the entire time listening to some Bing Crosby Christmas records on my grandmother’s ’78 record player. Absolutely loved it.
So, I decided, what better way to kick off the holiday season than to share my favorite classic Christmas songs with you? And alas, here we have it: Dani’s Classic Christmas Playlist made with vintage music, some of which are the original versions of these beloved songs.
- The entire “A Charlie Brown Christmas” soundtrack
- “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby
- “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Sammy Davis Jr.
- “Have A Holly Jolly Christmas” by Burl Ives
- “I Saw Mamma Kissing Santa Claus” by The Jackson 5
- “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Judy Garland
- “Santa Baby” by Madonna
- “Jingle Bells” by Frank Sinatra
- “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” by Ray Charles
- “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by Bing Crosby
- “Let it Snow” by Dean Martin
- “Little Saint Nick” by The Beach Boys
- “Mistletoe and Holly” by Nat King Cole
Bonus Tracks: (These may not be “classic” but man, I love them.)
Note: Some of the songs link to an Amazon.com listing where you can preview the song or purchase a download or CD of the song for yourself. These links do give me commission through Amazon for each purchase, however I am not being paid to write this post and all of these opinions about these songs are 100% my own.
What are some of your favorite holiday songs? Share them with me below!