December 04, 2008

Christmas Bunnies

Playboy magazine lists their ultimate Christmas party playlist. I have some, have heard of most, but a few are completely new to me.

Back Door Santa - Clarence Carter
Blue Christmas - the Platters
Boogie Woogie Santa Clause - Mabel Scott
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love
Christmas Comes But Once a Year - Amos Milburn
Christmas in My Hometown - Charley Pride
Cool Yule - Louis Armstrong
Frosty the Snowman - The Ronettes
Gee Whiz - It's Christmas - Carla Thomas
Good Time Christmas - Lou Rawls
Hey, Santa Clause - The Moonglows
Holiday on Skis - Al Caiola & Riz Ortolani
Jingle Bells - The Ventures
Jingle Bell Boogie - Jody Levins
Jungle Bells - The Blue Hawaiians
Mambo Santa Mambo - The Enchanters
Mele Kalikimaka - Bing Crosby & the Andrews Sisters
Merry Christmas, Baby - Otis Redding
New Years Resolution Blues - Roy Milton
Please Come Home For Christmas - Charles Brown
Presents For Christmas - Solomon Burke
Run Rudolph Run - Chuck Berry
Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
Santa Claus is Back in Town - Elvis Presley
Santa Claus is Coming To Town - The Crystals
Sleigh Ride/Santa Claus' Party - Les Baxter
Soulful Christmas - James Brown
Trim Your Tree - Jimmy Butler
What Christmas Means to Me - Stevie Wonder
White Christmas - The Drifters

BTW: Their disclaimer

Avoid the churchy (songs about Jesus), dreary ("Silver Bells" et al.), dumb (anything sung by animals) and remotely modern (sorry, 'N Sync)
I'm a bit disappointed by that, though I guess they assume their readers are non-believers who believe in Santa but not Jesus.

Posted by Vox at December 4, 2008 09:07 AM | music