My Favorite Christmas Songs #1

“Please Come Home for Christmas,” The Eagles, 1978

In the interest of keeping my spirits (and yours) up, I’ve decided to post a different Christmas song here every day.  I love Christmas, I enjoy music and so it seems appropriate to celebrate the ‘sounds of the season.’  In addition to the standards, I hope to drop in a few oddballs here and there.  Enjoy!

I’ll start out with my all-time favorite: “Please Come Home for Christmas.”  Originally recorded by Charles Brown in 1960, the version most folks will be familiar with is the 1978 Eagles cover.  To this day, those first four piano notes still make my eyes misty whenever I hear them.  I find it odd that I like the song so much because the lyrics are a bit on the depressing side, yet most of my Christmases have been joyous affairs. Then again, it is The Eagles, and who doesn’t like The Eagles?

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  1. […] Please Come Home for Christmas – The Eagles Winter Wonderland – The Eurythmics Little St. Nick – The Beach Boys If It Doesn’t Snow on Christmas – Gene Autry Baby Its Cold Outside – Dean Martin Christmas Vacation – Mavis Staples What Child is this – Liona Boyd White Christmas – The Drifters Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid Santa Claus and His Old Lady – Cheech and Chong There’s Always Tomorrow – Janice Orenstein Feliz Navidid – Jose Feliciano Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town – Bruce Springsteen Last Christmas – Wham! Happy Xmas (War is Over) – John Lennon and Yoko Ono Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy – David Bowie and Bing Crosby Someday at Christmas-Stevie Wonder Merry Christmas Darling- Carpenters God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings” Feat. Sarah McLachlan We Need a Little Christmas – Percy Faith Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley A Charlie Brown Christmas Soundtrack – Vince Girauldi Trio Christmas at Ground Zero – Weird Al Yankovic […]

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