“Baby Its Cold Outside”
There are a ton of versions of this song and I kind of love them all, but my favorite in recent years has to be Zooey and Leon Redbone. But I know others have posted that version so I am going to go with my second favorite version which is Nora Jones and Willie Nelson, though the Buble and Idina version is pretty adorable.
“Christmas Wrapping” // The Waitresses
I am not sure why I love this song, but I look forward to it every year. Maybe it is the mention of A&P grocery stores which reminds me of New Jersey. But probably because I have felt like this during the holidays and I love that she makes a love connection at the end of the song.
“Father Christmas” // The Kinks
The Kinks are awesome already and this holiday song proves it. My favorite lines, “But give my daddy a job 'cause he needs one, He's got lots of mouths to feed. But if you've got one I'll have a machine gun, So I can scare all the kids on the street”. It’s a great nontraditional song.
“Winter Song” // Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson
Sara and Ingrid are two of my favorite artists and I absolutely love the album that this song comes from as one of my go to Christmas albums. The video is cute for it and I completely dig the way their voices sound, the lyrics, and the general peacefulness of it.
“Don’t Shoot me Santa” // The Killers
Another nontraditional favorite, The Killers give me such a unique song and video to match. Sing with me now. “Oh Santa, it’s been a real hard year…”