As far as traditions go, here’s one for you: every single year, I post a list of some of my favourite Christmas music oldies – and every single year? I somehow manage to find new versions of the same 5 songs. And as it goes with all traditions: this year’s no different 🙂
Doris Day – Winter Wonderland
Honestly, Doris Day is one of those artists I have to include in any blog-mas post, especially if we’re talking about Christmas music oldies. Her voice is, after all, synonymous with the Christmas season for many – many – people. And let’s be real: I’m way too much of a basic b*tch not to feel the same
Bing Crosby – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
This version manages to be, at the same time, more whimsical and more melancholic than most any other version of this song I’ve ever heard. Make of that what you will, but it has guaranteed its permanent spot in my favourite “Oldmas” list 🙂
Dean Martin – Baby It’s Cold Outside
I know Bing Crosby is *basically* the voice of Christmas, but I have to admit: I feel like Dean Martin’s tonality has more of the joy of the season in it. And that’s made very very clear in his version of this song. And you know what? The same can be said for Nat King Cole…
Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song
… so naturally I had to include one of my favourite Christmas songs of his in this list as well. I mean, come on, you can basically hear the guy smile while he’s singing!
The Andrew Sisters – Sleigh Ride
And somehow, I always get that same “smiling feeling” from the Andrew Sisters’ Christmas songs as well. After all, when listening to this one, how can you do anything but?