It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…Bing Crosby
This is one of my favorite songs, or better, of my classic Christmas songs, those songs able to warm your home even during a cold and dark winter; that give you joy and smiles in front of your Christmas tree…
In fact, what would Christmas be without a good playlist?
I cannot even imagine a Christmas party without songs, and, i am sorry to repeat it, but every event – even the smallest one – should have a little bit of music in the background (you can check my post about music for the event here).
So here there is my complete playlist – most likely swings and jazz of the late 40’s and 50’s – of the best singers and musicians.
Let’s say that is a classic Christmas songs playlist you can use while decorating your home, or during the Xmas dinner and, why not? Perfect for the whole winter, so…
Classic Christmas songs playlist
1 Santa Claus is coming to town – Frank Sinatra.
Featured in 1948 album “Christmas songs by Sinatra“. Just a classic.
The classic! 😀
2. White Christmas – Bing Crosby.
White Christmas is the old song about an old fashioned Christmas setting released in 1942 by Irving Berling. In 1942 Bing Crosby sang it in the movie Holiday Inn….and the whole US fell in love with it!
And no, the famous movie White Christmas we all know, was released only in 1954, starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney, so 12 years later than the song!
3. Let it snow – Dean Martin
The other great starring of the Christmas songs, Dean Martin, released his version of Let it snow, in 1959, although the original song was written in July 1945 by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne.
4. All i want for Christmas is my two front teeth. Nat King Cole
Famous American Singer and jazz pianist Nat King Cole, father of Natalie, recorded more than 100 songs and All i want for Christmas is my two fron teeth is one of those.
5. Winter wonderland. Louis Armstrong
The unique voice of Louis Armstrong is the one featuring the Winter Wonderland version of my old compilation..
6. Classic Christmas songs: Jingle Bells – Bing Crosby
No presentation needed for this song 😀
Dashing through the snow, in a Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh
O’er the fields we go, Laughing all the way
Bells on bobtails ring, making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing, A sleighing song tonightJingle Bells Lyric
And now, keep singing! 😀
7. Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. Crosby & E.Fitzgerald
Which one is the most important reindeer of all? Easy!
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, based on the homonym story published in 1939, was recorded in 1939 by Gene Autry. The version featured by Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald was, instead, one of the songs i chose for my playslist.
8. Silent night
The most important and sung Christmas carol…Supposedly, it was written in Austria in 1816 by Joseph Mohr, original title, in fact was Stille Nacht.
My Christmas playlist includes other important successes, most likely music with old jazz/swing roots but i would add the Christmas carols sung by international Orchestras choirs…
I am an old soul, am i not?