Merry Merry Merry Merry Christmas! I don't have to tell you Christmas is here. But I do have to tell you this as an entertainment blogger, I LOVE Christmas music. I rarely get sick of it. My iPod has a Christmas playlist with over 150 songs on it. Just in case, ya know? Here's something I love about Christmas music... anything goes. It is the one time when even self-proclaimed music snobs will talk how Josh Groban has the voice of an angel right after buying the (oh so hip) Very She & Him Christmas album. It's a time when a Mariah Carey album actually rivals that of Elvis or Frank Sinatra. The cheesier, the better. Anything. Goes.

Plus it's fun to see people get excited about Jesus.


With that being said, here are the staples of my collection. Many you'll know, but I hope that perhaps I can introduce you to something new for your playlist this year. (All links will send you to YouTube. My apologies, as we seem to be experiencing technical difficulties in embedding videos at this time.)


Otis Redding - "White Christmas" This is, without a doubt, my favorite version of any Christmas song. 

Otis Redding "White Christmas"


Alvin & the Chipmunks - "Christmas Don't Be Late"

Alvin & the Chipmunks "Christmas Don't Be Late"


Stevie Nicks - "Silent Night"

Stevie Nicks "Silent Night"


Jewel - "Joy to the World" Honorable mentions are her versions of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and a "Christmassy Version" of "Hands"

Jewel "Joy to the World"


Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton - "I'll Be Home With Bells On"

Kenny and Dolly "I'll Be Home With Bells On"


David Bowie and Bing Crosby - "Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth"

Bing and Bowie "Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth"


Trans-Siberian Orchestra - "Carol of the Bells"

Trans-Siberian Orchestra "Carol of the Bells"


Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer - "Baby, It's Cold Outside" There are SO many versions of this song, and it's hard to pick a favorite, but here goes mine. The original.

Baby, It's Cold Outside - The Original


And now... the big debate. My all-time favorite Christmas song/hymn is "O Holy Night." It'll bring this girl to tears. And I never can pick a favorite version. I'd like to get a vote on this:



O Holy Night (Celine)



o Holy Night (Josh Groban)


So I want to know: what's on your Christmas playlist? And what's your vote - Celine or Josh?


Merry Christmas and Blessings to all of you!