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Top 50 Holiday Music Countdown - Yule Be In My Heart

Johnny Unusual

I will also say down the line I'd love to do a similar advent calendar-style lists with Top 50 Holiday Episodes/Specials, Top 50 Holiday Movies and Top 50 Holiday Characters. Though people are free to steal those if they think they can marathon them.


Summon for hire
Okay, here's my list, bolding ones that didn't make it:

01. A Christmas Carol (Tom Lehrer) [Oldest parody carol I know by far, mostly holds up]
*02. Chiron Beta Prime (Jonathan Coulton) [Nothin like a good SF dystopia xmas]
03. White Wine in the Sun (Tim Minchin) [Explains how I feel about much of the rest of this list]
04. The Christians and the Pagans (Dar Williams) [Another great one along similar lines]

*05. Peace on Earth / Little Drummer Boy (David Bowie and Bing Crosby) [Amazed that this thing exists]
*06. 'Zat You, Santa Claus? (Louis Armstrong) [Can't say no to having Louie on the list]
07. Santa's Beard (TMBG) [Rockin tune, disturbing lyrics, par for the TMBG]
~08. Feast of Lights (TMBG) [Hey look, a Chanukah song not by Adam Sandler]
09. Super Mario's Sleigh Ride (the OneUps)
10. Twinkle Twinkle Holidays (Yoko Shimomura)
11. Carol of the Final Fantasy Belles (Jay Epperhart)

*12. My Favorite Things [kinda tangentially Christmas]
*13. Carol of the Bells [Let's get Ukranian up in here]
*14. Feliz Navidad [Let's also get Latin up in here]
15. Oh Little Town of Bethlehem [TBH I just love the chord progression in the bridge]
16. O Come O Come Emmanuel [more fun chord progressions in this one]

*17. O Holy Night [this one's real fun to sing]
*18. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas [I'm from St.Louis, see]
*19. Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 [An arrangement of two other songs on the list, but what an arrangement]
*20. Jingle Bells [Eh why not. Fun if you have actual sleigh bells]
21. Sleigh Ride [Also fun with actual bells]
*22. The Twelve Days of Christmas [fun at parties]
*23. Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker [The whole thing, why not]
*24. What Child Is This? [Really I just like Greensleeves, and yes the chord changes trip me up]
*25. Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer [Not as old as the Lehrer, but still a parody classic]

Pretty high hit ratio all told. 9-11 are winter holiday themed *remixes* of game music, mostly from over a decade ago, that were gonna take some serious luck to match up with anyone else. Was curious if anyone else would hit the atheist Xmas tunes I had at 3-4. And here's my long-shot #1; it's honestly a pretty generic "Xmas sure is commercial these days innit?" parody, but it's a pioneer of the form so I thought it deserved some recognition.


Johnny Unusual

Sleigh Ride not making it is a bit of a surprise but at the same time I feel like it's a song that I can easily mentally conflate with Jingle Bells


Let's Pock (Art @szk_tencho)
(he / his / him)
Mine was very Charlie Brown heavy, lol.

1. Linus and Lucy, Charlie Brown Christmas, Vince Guaraldi Trio
2. It Feels Like Christmas, The Muppets' Christmas Carol, The Muppets

3. Mr. Heatmiser, Everything You Want for Christmas, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
4. One More Sleep til Christmas, The Muppets' Christmas Carol, Kermit the Frog
5. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector (ugh), Darlene Love
6. Santa Baby, Time-Life Treasury of Christmas, Eartha Kitt with Henri Rene and his Orchestra
7. Holly Leaves and Christmas Trees, If Every Day Was Like Christmas, Elvis Presley
8. Freezeezy Peak, Banjo-Kazooie, Grant Kirkhope

9. A Holly Jolly Christmas, Time-Life Treasury of Christmas, Burl Ives
10. Peace On Earth / Little Drummer Boy, Time-Life Treasury of Christmas, David Bowie and Bing Crosby
11. Christmas Time is Here, Charlie Brown Christmas, Vince Guaraldi Trio
12. Greensleeves, Charlie Brown Christmas, Vince Guaraldi Trio
13. What Child is This, Charlie Brown Christmas, Vince Guaraldi Trio
14. Christmas is Coming, Charlie Brown Christmas, Vince Guaraldi Trio
15. Skating, Charlie Brown Christmas, Vince Guaraldi Trio

16. Jingle Bell Rock, A Muppets Family Christmas, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem feat. Kermit the Frog and Robin
17. Feliz Navidad, Time-Life Treasury of Christmas, Jose Feliciano
18. White Christmas, Time-Life Treasury of Christmas, Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters
19. It's Not The Presents Under My Tree (It's Your Presence Right Here Next To Me), Time-Life Treasury of Christmas, Eva Cassidy
20. Merry Xmas (War is Over), Working Class Hero: Definitive John Lennon, John Lennon feat. Yoko Ono

Little surprised no Muppet Christmas Carol songs made it.