Favorite Christmas Song

What’s your favorite Christmas song?

I’ve been thinking about it and I’m not sure what mine is. There’s songs I love to sing in church like “O Holy Night” and “Joy to the World” (the church version, not about some bullfrog owned by Jeremiah!). But would they be my favorite? I don’t sing them spontaneously this time of year.

Maybe it’s “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” or “Sleigh Ride” because I usually break out into a verse or two of those without prompting.

Of course, one of my top ones is “Christmas in Hollis” by Run DMC. It’s got, what I think (and some others do too) the best line in all Christmas songs:

It’s Christmas time in Hollis Queens
Mom’s cooking chicken and collard greens
Rice and stuffing, macaroni and cheese
And Santa put gifts under Christmas trees

Another fun one is “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas”. Every time they say “say hello to the friends you know”, I like to use the Seinfeld “Hellllloooooo” the way they said it when talking about the way a belly button would speak.

Honorable mention has to go to “Mele Kalikimaka”, thanks to Chevy Chase and “Baby It’s Cold Outside”, even if technically it’s not a Christmas song (though that’s the only time I ever hear it).

So what’s your favorite? Leave a comment?

Someone on TheTigerNet board asked a question yesterday that I thought I’d bring over here for discussion.

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  • Religious: 1. (Tie) O Holy Night
    The First Noel
    2. Silent Night
    3. Joy To The World
    4. Angels We Have Heard On High
    5. Away In A Manger

    Secular: 1. Santa Clause is Coming to Town (Bruce Spingsteen’s version)
    2. Blue Christmas (just because I like to immitate Elvis and whatever it is in the background)
    3. Holly Jolly Christmas
    4. Christmas Dont Be Late (Alvin and the Chipminks with David Seville)
    5.(Tie) You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch (it’s not really about Christmas but it’s a part of a Christmas classic)
    Felis Navidad (OK — Patricia may have to correct my spelling on that one!)

  • a very catchy one i like is:
    what Christmas Means to Me (this links to “Hanson” lyrics, but its not b/c i like their version, just b/c the only options in google first page results were Hanson or Jessica Simpson’s lyrics…but they’re the same lyrics…anyway, I think I remember trying to tell you about this song and you weren’t sure so I thought supporting documentation might help jog your memory…unless you’ve really never heard it).
    I also really like:
    Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

    My favorite Christmas CD is: Happy Christmas: A BEC Holiday Collection, and my 2 favs are:
    Its Always Christmas at my house (by the Huntingtons)
    A Holiday Song (by Starflyer 59)

    I also really love Aaron Nevill Christmas’ Album

    These are fun to sing:
    O Holy Night
    O Come O Come Emmanuel

    yay! 2 days til Christmas Vacation 🙂