Or Christmas carols, to be exact. As I’m sitting here in my room, pondering where exactly to begin packing for my trip home to New York, I am not actually accomplishing much besides creating a really great festive Christmas playlist. Oh well – Christmas music gets me in the holiday spirit much more than packing does. Here’s what I’m digging this year… enjoy!
Michael Buble – “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”
I love this version! The intro is so soft and lovely that when he actually starts singing it almost makes me giggle in delight. It IS beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Sufjan Stevens – “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
A lovely traditional hymn. Cool, plucky banjo. Sufjan Stevens’ hauntingly beautiful voice. Enough said.
Barenaked Ladies ft. Sarah McLachlan – “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / We Three Kings”
This came out in like 2004 so I have no idea how I never heard it until last week, but it’s great. It’s a really cool upbeat arrangement of two rather melancholy-sounding Christmas songs. The rhythmic guitar in the background is super funky.
Robert Downey, Jr. – “River”
Yes, ladies and gentlemen. He sings. RDJ is pretty much a quadruple threat: he acts, he sings, he does a killer British accent, and he’s really really ridiculously good-looking.
*NSYNC – “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays”
I know it’s not one of those charming traditional Christmas songs. I know it’s about time I got over my boy band phase. But I can’t help it – nothing gets me as insanely excited for Christmastime as this song does.
UPDATE: Two hours later, I have made an awesome organized stationery basket and wrapped all of my roommate’s Christmas presents… but still no packing. Hrm.