Holiday Countdown 6-10

Aww… December.  The month where no matter where you go, there is little escaping the sounds of the Christmas holiday.  So why should this blog be of any exception? 

Xmas Dolly, our fearless leader of Monday’s Music Moves Me, has declared this month to be dedicated to Christmas Music. 

I’m using a source and will be doing a countdown of the top 20 tunes of Christmas. 

Well, alrighty then… Let’s get to it!  

Please enjoy this week’s playlist:

    10. 'Fairytale of New York': The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl (1988)

There seems to be a bit of irony that one of the most popular of all Christmas songs in the United Kingdom would be set in New York. Irish folk-rockers The Pogues released "Fairytale of New York" in 1987, and it has been a favorite ever since.

    9. 'Do They Know It's Christmas?': Band Aid (1984)

Bob Geldof and Midge Ure put together the impromptu "Do They Know It's Christmas?" project to provide aid for victims of a famine that was ravaging the people of Ethiopia. The recording featured a who's who of current British pop stars. It has become a radio Christmas standard.

    8. 'White Christmas': Bing Crosby (1942)

"White Christmas" was introduced in the 1942 movie musical "Holiday Inn." It went on to win an Academy Award for Best Song From a Motion Picture. Bing Crosby's version from the film has sold more than 50 million copies.

    7. 'All I Want for Christmas Is You': Mariah Carey (1994)

"All I Want for Christmas Is You" was featured on Mariah Carey's hit 1994 holiday album "Merry Christmas." In the past decade, the song has quickly become a contemporary holiday standard, selling more than 4 million copies around the world, 2 million in the United States alone.

    6. 'The Little Drummer Boy': David Bowie and Bing Crosby (1977)

Katherine K. Davis composed "Little Drummer Boy" in 1941. It was popularized in an arrangement by the Harry Simeone Chorale. An animated TV special was created based on the song's story in 1968. David Bowie and Bing Crosby collaborated for a version televised on a Bing Crosby Christmas special in 1977.

Be sure to come back next week for Top Christmas Tunes 1-5.  I also want to extend an invite to join me on Wednesdays beginning in January, for a weekly song challenge. Take a look at this week’s YouTube Roulette post (on Wednesday) for more details. 

Today’s post is part of the Monday’s Music Moves Me blog hop, hosted by X-Mas Dolly, and co-hosted by Stacy Uncorked, Curious as a Cathy. , and Ramblin with AM. Be sure to stop by the hosts and visit the other participants.  If you have a MUSIC* post, feel free to join in the fun! *sorry non-music posts are not permitted in this blog hop.


  1. Mary,

    Thanks for joining the 4M crew on the dance floor. I am listening to your playlist while I type. Incidentally, it appears Marie wasn't able to resolve her site issues. Hopefully, she'll get things straightened out soon. I know she really wants to boogie with everyone. I hope you have a joyful Christmas. My hopes for you in the coming new year is for good health and so much more, my friend! {{hugs}}

  2. We had that "Little Drummer Boy" LP by the Harry Simeone Chorale. I never realized that' the most famous version of it. Merry Christmas, if I don't see you before Friday!

  3. I got Bing and Band Aid in my Christmas Favs this week. I can listen to those songs all year long.

  4. I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!🎄🎄🎄 🎁🎁🎁🎅🎅🎅
    • ★ Merry ★* 。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ •
    •。★ Christmas 。* 。
    ° 。 ° ˛˚˛ * _Π_____*。*˚
    ˚ ˛ •˛•˚ */______/~\。˚ ˚ ˛
    ˚ ˛ •˛• ˚| 田田 |門| ˚And a Happy New Year
    * Joy to all! ♫•*¨* Peace on Earth ♪♫•*¨*

  5. Those are all great choices. Thanks for hosting. Have a nice holiday.

  6. I don't know what it is about Fairytale of New York - when I first heard and saw the video several years ago I couldn't figure out what it was about it - but it grows on me every year. It's an absolute classic. Maybe I needed 2020 to fully enjoy it. Mariah Carey's song is an absolute classic, too. Really enjoyed this playlist.


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