Tami’s 6 Best Christmas Songs in the Quad Cities
You might have to search to find some of these, but consider adding these to your holiday playlists.
This whole album was probably my first introduction to jazz. I always watch the animated show and I always have the whole Vince Guaraldi 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' playing at my house during the holidays.
6. A Charlie Brown Christmas-'Christmas Time is Here'- Vince Guaraldi Trio
I've never been a huge fan of country, but I love me some classic Willie Nelson. I heard this for the first time about 20 years ago and now it's a staple. It's a bit melancholy, but it's a sweet, sentimental favorite.
5. Pretty Paper-Willie Nelson
This is a beautiful song that's about anti-commercialism that became a commercial hit. Here is the EP version. The studio version and Greg Lake's solo version are all good too
4. Father Christmas - Emerson, Lake and Palmer
3. Vince Vance and the Valiants
I was looking for a holiday song to sing for a fundraiser one year and came across this tune. The singer never gets enough credit. That powerhouse voice is Lisa Layne.
I'm an old school rocker girl at heart, so when I heard this Foghat Christmas tune for the first time, I cranked it. It's fun, upbeat and hasn't been drilled to hell and back. It should be noted this is NOT that awful Mariah Carey version.
2. All I Want For Christmas Is You-Foghat
My brother programs a radio station outside of the Quad City market. One day this song popped up while I was listening to his station. It reminds me of 60s beach music. It's sweet and even a bit sexy.
1. The Christmas Song-Raveonettes
What are some of your favorite holiday songs? Email me at Tami@KIIK1049.com and I'll add it to my playlist.
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