Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This week’s topic is A Freebie!
For this week’s freebie I decided to incorporate this TTT into my Blogmas posts and make a music playlist of the best Christmassy songs to read to!!
(1) Sam Smith – ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’
I adore Sam Smith. Their voice is just one I could listen to forever and this version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is always on rotation on my stereo over the festive period.
(2) Tom Chaplin – ‘Midnight Mass’
Tom Chaplin might be best known as the lead singer in the band Keane but back in 2017 he released a solo album of purely Christmas songs entitled ‘Twelve Tales of Christmas’ and I utterly adore it. For about six weeks of the year I listen incessantly to it and every January (well January of 2018 and 2019) I always feel sad when it comes time to stop listening to it.
Midnight Mass is my favourite track on the album but really the whole thing is flawless and I highly recommend that everyone listen to it in its entirety.
(3) Christina Perri – ‘Something About December’
I love this song so much because it really has that bittersweet quality of Christmas time.
(4) Passenger and Ed Sheeran – ‘Snowflakes’
This is such an awesome wintry acoustic duet! Love Passenger and love Ed!
(5) Ryan Sheridan – ‘Walking in the Air’
This version of Walking in the Air is just the shizz!
(6) John Williams (composer) – ‘Somewhere in My Memory’
This is from one of the all time great Christmas films: Home Alone. And this piece makes me feel all the Christmassy feels.
(7) Pentatonix – ‘Mary Did You Know?’
I utterly adore this vocal arrangement of Mary Did You Know? and it has become a firm favourite in recent years.
(8) Tommy Flemming – ‘Christmas 1915’
This song you guys…
It is the most emotional Christmas song I think.
It’s about the Christmas truce on the Western Front in WWI…
and the lyrics…
Just listen to it.
(9) Joni Mitchell – ‘River’
I adore Joni Mitchell and this Christmassy folk song is one of my all time favourites. It’s melody makes for the perfect music to read to.
(10) The Pogues – ‘Fairytale of New York’
And no list of Christmas music would be complete without this modern classic.