We like all styles of music and like to play a wide variety of Christmas songs. We have way too many favorites at my house. Here are just a few of our favorites that come to mind:
The Prayer sung by Andre Bocelli
Bach/Gounod Ave Maria
O Holy Night
Ring those Christmas Bells
I sure do love those Christmas Cookies (reminds me of my dad and hubby stealing the fresh baked cookies as soon as they come out of the oven)
Santa Clause is coming in a Boogie Woogie Choo Choo Train by the Tractors (this is just plain fun!)
Baby it’s Cold Outside by Dean Martin
White Christmas sung by Bing Crosby
Because of Christmas Day by Rasputin (not sure if this is the right name for it, but we love this version of the song)
Fiesta de Navidad by Celia Cruz
The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
We also like the Hawaiian Christmas song by Bing Crosby,
Dominic the Donkey by Danny Kaye, Suzy Snowflake sung by Rosemary Clooney and the Marvelous Toy. This is primarily because our children used to sing and dance to them all over the house when they were little. Fond memories have endeared these songs to our family.
And lastly I want a Hippopatumus for Christmas (Because my daughters performed this when they were little for a school show at ages 5 & 7 and it accidentally turned into they best comedy performance you have ever seen.)
Imagine two adorable little girls dressed in red skating outfits trimmed in white maribo with santa hats on, wearing white tights and black tap shoes. They had a well polished and perfectly rehearsed song and dance routine. Each child had their own microphone until the actual performance when one of the school microphones broke, so they ended up having to share a microphone.
What ensued was the two girls each vying for the one lone microphone and gently trying to get the other child to move over. The audience burst into laughter and the younger child inspired by the laughter really worked the audience upstaging the older sibling. After several gentle attempts to share the microphone with her younger sister, the older daughter finally shrugged her shoulders and rolled her eyes and shook her head at the audience and attempted to do the routine as rehearsed with the younger daughter doing the routine and laughing as she sang and danced totally hogging the microphone.
I think the actual performance turned out to be even more entertaining to the audience than the original routine would have been if everything had happened as rehearsed. This routine took place 10 years ago, and the parents of their school friends still mention to me how cute it was every Christmas. The performance ended up being quite reminiscent of the comedy routines that Danny Kay or Bob Hope would do with others where they joked around while singing together.