Music. I live it. I breathe it. I rock out in the car, and in the shower. While i'm cooking, while i'm decorating. Clearly the holidays mark their own special mix tape, so you know i'm rocking out to some seasonal music.
I have to say i pretty much can't stand the same songs over and over, the ones that stores are piping in and radio stations began playing in early November. So i made this cd with my ol' pal napster in the way i did my halloween mix-searching for keywords. And looking for ska covers, b/c they add a little oomph to regular songs. Frosty the Snowman, yeah, i'm not going to have that. But Frosty the Snowman done by a punk rock bad, heck yeah! I warn you, this mix isn't your typical holiday music. Let me expand your horizons a bit.
1. A Simple Plan-Christmas List...."I want a shopping spree in New York City! Just bring me things that i don't need....cuz now it's Christmas, and i want everything, i just can't wait."
2. Blink 182-"It's Christmas time again, time to be nice to the people that you can't stand all year."
Ok, ok, if that's not your type of thing, on the SAME cd we've got classics, too...
3. Ella Fitzgerald- Sleigh Ride..."I'm just crazy 'bout horses."
4. Louis Armstrong-Cool Yule
5. Michael Buble-Let it Snow
6. Mariah Carey- All I Want for Xmas is you.
7. Bon Jovi-Please Come Home for Christmas. His version's so sexy and wistful...oh, to be Cindy Crawford's chin...if you watch, you'll see what i mean.
8. Dominick, The Italian Christmas Donkey- Lou Monte..."You talk Italian to him and he even understands, hey, jiggity jig!
9. Christmastime-Smashing Pumpkins...i told you these were more obscure songs.
10. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas-Tori Amos...her version is hauntingly beautiful.
I know what you're thinking-it's Chanukah, you're jewish, what gives. Did you know there's not much out there for chanukah that's not for children, nor religious? I'm being sarcastic, everyone knows that! Until my beloved Entertainment Weekly mentioned The Leevees! Fun Chanukah pop music with smart lyrics and music that is rock out-able. The magazine said buy it, and i did, without even listening to samples. I urge you, if you are looking for fun Chanukah music, to do the same. A sampling:
LeeVees - How Do You Spell Channukkahh? from The LeeVees on Vimeo.
So what holiday music do you love? Ones we all know or more obscure ones? I can't wait to hear what you have to say!
I'm linking this up to my girl's Musical Monday: Feeling Festive at Throwing Paint, fave things fri, weekend bloggy reading, and the friday blog hops in my sidebar.