In 'Mame' there's a now standard song, 'We Need a Little Christmas'. It's in regard to the Great Depression. It's not the Depression, but December's half a year away, so now's the perfect time to do a collection of favorite Christmas songs. As you'll see, I clearly want to celebrate my Christmases in Victorian England, based on the choices below.
Come O Come Emmanuel
This first, since it is actually an Advent song.
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
John Denver and the Muppets forever.
The original German version. I like both.
Past Three O’clock
As I said, Victorian England...
Here We Come A-Wassailing
An instrumental break from the choirs and choruses. The second half has vocals, but ain't great.
The Holly and the Ivy
A nice arrangement.
Good King Wenceslaus
Who doesn't like this song?
I Saw Three Sailing Ships
What is this song about?
If you only listen to one song, make it this. (Couldn't embed for some reason.)
Christmas Trees are nice.
The Angel Gabriel
An English version of a Basque song.
In the Bleak Midwinter
Yes, the bleak, cold, snowiness of Bethlehem (December temperatures avg. 57)
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
Nat King Cole fo'evah.
O Come All Ye Faithful
SF Grace Cathedral, the choir I once was a part of.
Ding Dong Merrily On High
And the SF Girls Chorus, my sister's childhood performing group.
Carol of the Bells
The best version by far.
Do You Hear What I Hear
A modern carol. It's not Christmas without Bing Crosby.
The First Noel
What Child Is This?
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
And to close out the theme, and go to bed.