EDITOR’S NOTE: To celebrate Christmas 2012, I’m offering a list of the only Christmas songs worth listening to. At the risk of sounding self-righteous or arrogant (two things I do regularly and with precision), everything not on my list is pure twaddle…filler between the good songs. I considered calling this “The Only Christmas Songs Worth a Shit,” but it’s Christmas. Right?
Call me old, but for me Christmas is Andy Williams and these two songs. It started while working at Chase-Pitkin in high school. The overhead music system would play the same 40 songs in a loop and these were two of them. These songs are representative of the cheer and warmth of the holidays. They are big musical productions with a big voice. They are bubble gum but not saccharin. They’re believable.
Even better, they aren’t done by Justin Bieber.