Thursday, December 23, 2010

Top Ten Non-Traditional Christmas Songs

I figured since we are in the Christmas season, I thought I would run down my top ten non-traditional Christmas songs of all-time as they currently are.  When I say non-traditional, I mean they are ones that are not ones like "Oh Holy Night," "Silent Night," "O Come All Ye Faithful," and others I will start at number ten.  Enjoy!

#10 - "Wonderful Christmas Time" by Paul McCartney & Wings
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The tenth spot was hard to come up with.  But this a good one and makes number ten.



#9 - "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" by Brenda Less
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Can't go wrong with a classic version!



#8 - "Jingle Bell Rock" by Bobby Helms
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Can't go wrong with a classic version!



#7 - "Where Are You Christmas" by Faith Hill
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I'll admit that I'm not the biggest country music fan out there or Faith Hill fan for that matter, but this is a great song from "How The Grinch Stole Christmas."



#6 - "White Christmas" by Dina Krall
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A great jazz version of this song.  Even though Bing Crosby does a great version of the song, Diana Krall is one of my favourite jazz artists!



#5 - "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" by Boney M
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I grew up listening to this song and it was on one of their Christmas albums that we had.



#4 - "I'll Be Home For Christmas" by Josh Groban
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Another song with so many versions, but I chose this one because of messages from the troops which just makes this version that much more unique.  Also, Josh Gorban is another favourite singer of mine.



#3 - "The Christmas Song" by Michael Buble
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There are also many versions of this song.  Even though I thought of posting the Diana Krall version, the Michael Buble version of this song is so soothing and jazzy.  It's a great vocal from one of my favourite singers.



#2 - "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Coldplay
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There are many covers of this song and I chose this version by Coldplay as I liked the vocals Chris Martin did.



#1 - "My Favourite Time Of Year" by The Florin Street Band
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I found this one randomly on YouTube yesterday (Tuesday) and I was instantly blown away by the song and video.  This band did the song without the backing a record company and it did make onto the some charts in the UK.

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