By Chloe Gordon
It was really, really hard whittling down all the amazing Christmas music out there into a ten-song list… Let’s face it: holiday music is known to be of unreliable quality. However, music during this season should be somewhat bearable, and if you’re finding it’s not, refer below.
This list contains both surprisingly mediocre music done by amazing artists, as well as surprisingly amazing music done by mediocre artists.
1) Have Yourself a Merry Christmas – She & Him (featuring the “adorkable” Zooey Deschanel)
2) Happy Xmas (War Is Over) – John Lennon (need I say more?)
3) Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry (classic rockabilly swag)
4) Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing – Mumford & Sons (this rad band never recorded this in a studio, but you can hear great live versions on youtube)
5) Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt (the greatest, trashiest Christmas song ever- you can practically smell the eggnog on Eartha Kitt’s breath)
6) I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Elvis Presley (you will melt into a big pile of candy-cane goo upon hearing this)
7) The Wexford Carol – Yo-Yo Ma and Alison Krauss (cello + Alison Krauss!? Yo-Yo Ma goes ham on this song)
8) Christmas in Hollis – Run DMC (no school like the old school)
9) What Child Is This – Vince Guaraldi Trio (not only is it from “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” it’s also jazz at it’s finest)
10) White Christmas – Bing Crosby (Probably the #1 Christmas classic, this song will make you nostalgic for an era during which you weren’t even alive)
In the interest of diversity, the author also looked for some jazzy Jewish jives. Check out “The Chanukah Song” by Adam Sandler as well as “The Festival of Lights Song” by The Hanukkah Kids.