Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas song classics: from Bing Crosby to Dolly Parton

The Tatangelo family at home in Bradenton enjoying our vinyl copy of Bing Crosby's "Merry Christmas." Photo by Wade Tatangelo

I'm back in the office today after a glorious vacation that included getting married to my amazing wife, Mrs. Tatangelo.

More words will be written about our wonderful wedding and all that super stuff but for now I'll stick to celebrating the rapidly approaching holiday.

Earlier this month, I compiled a list of 16 "Christmas songs that rock," which includes artists like Bob Dylan and Lady Gaga.

For today, here's my list of our household's most beloved Christmas song classics.

You know, the crooner classics that make you warm up recalling spending quality time with your siblings, parents, grandparents and all those other special relatives and friends.

Merry Christmas!

"The Christmas Song," Nat King Cole 
"Please Come Home For Christmas," Charles Brown
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," Judy Garland
"Linus And Lucy," Vince Guaraldi Trio
"Christmas Island," The Andrew Sisters & Guy Lombardo 
"There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays," Perry Como 
"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," Brenda Lee 
"O Come All Ye Faithful," Art Garfunkel 
"Angels We Have Heard On High," Ella Fitzgerald 
"A Holly Jolly Christmas," Burl Ives 
"The Christmas Waltz," Frank Sinatra 
"Hard Candy Christmas," Dolly Parton 
"A Marshmallow World," Dean Martin 
"Blue Christmas," Elvis Presley 
"Silent Night," Mahalia Jackson 
"White Christmas," Bing Crosby 

Listen to my playlist on Spotify. 

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