Christmas Music Tradition/Game

We love Christmas Music around here at GoodGrandma℠ and there’s a lot to choose from! Years and years ago, when 8 Track Tapes were around, Grandma Connie would play The Carpenters Christmas Collection. It would continually repeat through all of their songs so, needless to say, Carpenters Christmas Music is a must through the holidays, and from this video of Andrew, it looks like it’s been passed on to the next generation.

We have a fun music game tradition we like play while driving around looking at the Christmas lights or running our Christmas errands. We usually have teams; boys against girls. The object of the game is to guess the title of the Christmas song before the other team. If you want to give it a whirl, find a station on the radio playing Christmas music, and let the game begin. Note: Not only must you be first to guess the title of the song, but it must be the correct title as well. We keep track of the points until Christmas Day, and whichever gender has the most points wins! We don’t win anything except bragging rights, and it’s totally worth it.

We don’t know about you, but for us, we start playing Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving, and not a day sooner! We love them all, from the Rat Pack to Jimmy Buffett. We play Christmas music 24/7 until the holidays are over!

Jane was kind enough to put together the perfect Christmas music playlist. It should be noted that this is a huge gift to all of us, because Jane HATES Christmas! Bah Humbug!

Jane’s Christmas Playlist (no particular order):

  1. Ava Maria – Chris Cornell & Eleven (A Very Special Christmas 3)
  2. All I want for Christmas – Mariah Carey (Merry Christmas)
  3. Baby, Its Cold Outside – Dean Martin (Christmas with the Rat Pack)
  4. Christmas, Baby Please Come Home – U2 (A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 1)
  5. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee (Merry Christmas From Brenda Lee)
  6. Feliz Navidad – Jose Feliciano (Feliz Navidad)
  7. Wonderful Christmas Time – Jimmy Buffett (‘Tis the Season)
  8. Carol of the Bells – John Williams (Home Alone Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  9. Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid (Do They Know It’s Christmas?)
  10. Christmas Waltz – Carpenters Christmas Portrait (Special Edition)
  11. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – Jackson 5 (Number 1’s Christmas)
  12. A Marshmallow World – Frank Sinatra (Christmas with the Rat Pack)

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