Merry Christmas

If I still made mix tapes, this is the one I'd have made this year.

Supremes: My Christmas Tree.

Carla Thomas: Gee Whiz It's Christmas.

Darlene Love: Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).

Elvis Presley: Blue Christmas.

Mahalia Jackson: Silent Night.

Vince Guaraldi: Christmas Time Is Here.

Eartha Kitt: Santa Baby.

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan: Baby It's Cold Outside.

Roger Miller: Old Toy Trains.

Buck Owens: Christmas Ain't Christmas.

Joey Ramone: Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight).

Nat King Cole: The Christmas Song.

Feel free to play it.  Sorry about the advertising.

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  1. Kathy A. says

    A big thumbs up for knowing that the Eartha Kitt version of Santa Baby is the correct one. I pity people who have only heard the Madonna version.

  2. says

    It's a tragedy that time has made Ms. Kitt a relative obscurity, as well-known for playing the Catwoman as for her formidable talents as a singer.

  3. Joe Pullen says

    This is a great mix. Thanks for posting.

    Agreed, Ms. Kitt’s version is much better. For some reason I prefer the Dean Martin version of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” but I think Ella did a better job of the female vocals than Martina McBride.

    One of my favorite Christmas songs s is Louis Armstrong’s “Zat You Santa Clause?”

    Today though we’ve mostly been listening to Raleigh North Carolina College playing Christmas music on bells on KERA – they’re very talented.

  4. twency says

    Some good stuff there, but I'll take a pass on that paean to date rape "Baby It's Cold Outside".

    "Say, what's in this drink…"
    "I really can't stay…"
    "The answer is no…"

  5. princessartemis says

    I don't think I've ever heard any version other than Kitt's Santa Baby. No other needed be made.

    Hope you and yours had a good Christmas :)

  6. Grifter says


    I've always thought that, and so, apparently did Key and Peele, so they did their own take:

  7. wgering says

    I personally cannot stand traditional Christmas music.

    But Christmas does give me an excuse to break out the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.