Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Top 150 Christmas Songs of All-Time*--December 18

Here are six more of The Best 150* as we are just one week away!

"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas"
by Perry Como

One of the best Christmas artists ever (he has six among The Top 150*), here is Perry Como's version of the song that gets us all thinking about the season.  It was recorded September 18, 1951 in New York City and made it to #12 that year.  Como's Christmas television specials ranked right up there with those of Bing Crosby and Andy Williams as being the epitome of holiday spirit.  

"It Came Upon A Midnight Clear"
by Anne Murray

Murray's version of this Christmas standard was included on the album What a Wonderful Christmas.  Unfortunately, there is no YouTube video but the link above will take you to a location where you can hear it.


"Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You"
by Billy Squier

This was a Christmas release in 1981, on the "B" side of his great song "My Kinda' Lover".  It is one of the newest songs to make The Top 150*--this is the original version.

"Pretty Paper"
by Roy Orbison

This Christmas favorite was written by Willie Nelson, and recorded by Orbison in 1963.  It reached #15 on the chart that year.

"Christmas Time Is Here"
by Diana Krall

This is from the album Christmas Songs released in 2005 by the great Diana Krall.  Of course the original is from A Charlie Brown Christmas by the Vince Guaraldi Trio but Diana adds a nice touch to the Christmas favorite with a soft, sensual, laid-back version.

"Do You Hear What I Hear"
by Carrie Underwood

Another of the newest singles to make The Top 150*, the acoustic guitar background gives a nice touch and Carrie sings it beautifully.

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