Christmas Eve Top 10

It’s Christmas Eve and Daddycatcher is counting down his favorite Christmas songs of all time.  Sure, some of them are from the recent past.  But these are the songs that put Daddycatcher in a Christmas mood.

Daddycatcher will be spending his second New York Christmas with the Big Man’s family.  And it looks like it will be a lovely holiday week!!!

10. Christmas Nite (with Latasha Spencer) – Rupaul

Daddycatcher is not really big on comedic Christmas melodies.  However, this isn’t really a song, just a hilarious story told by the most fabulous drag superstar of all time!

You’ll have to click HERE to hear it.  It is disabled by request on YouTube.

9.  The Christmas Waltz – Kristin Chenoweth

Daddycatcher has always enjoyed “The Christmas Waltz” but it was Kristin Chenoweth’s rendition that put it on the Top 10 list.

8.  Winter Song – Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson

As he mentioned above, Daddycatcher is not big on comedic songs.  He likes his holiday songs a little haunting and somber.  This definitely fits the bill.  Daddycatcher loves the ending: “Is love alive?”

7.  River – Sarah McLachlan

The only version that comes close to matching Joni Mitchell’s haunting original.

6. All Alone on Christmas – Darlene Love

Of course, once the eggnog (and rum) starts flowing, the upbeat Christmas songs make Daddycatcher want to dance.  Some may argue that “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” is the ultimate Darlene Love Christmas song.  She even references it in this song! But with  references to so many New York iconic places and being featured in Home Alone 2, Daddycatcher just can’t get enough of it.

5. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Mariah Carey

Darlene Love must have known what she was singing about in “All Alone on Christmas” because “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” is also one of Daddycatcher’s favorite Christmas songs.  Mariah Carey’s cover is just plain awesome.  Daddycatcher likes it far more than that other song on her album.  You know, the one everyone else loves.  Sure, her voice in this clip doesn’t hold up like it used to but it’s one of the best tracks of her Christmas album.

4. Carol of the Bells – Celtic Woman or Any Choir Whatsoever

Whether it’s Celtic Woman or the Morman Tabernacle Choir, Daddycatcher loves “Carol of the Bells.”  He’s got 5 different versions on his iPod.

3. Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) – Trans-Siberian Orchestra

This version of “Carol of the Bells” is electrifying.  There really is no other way to describe the epic scale of Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s most famous composition.

2.  Where Are You Christmas? – Faith Hill

Daddycatcher fell in love with this song the instant he heard it.  Faith Hill puts such passion and fierceness into the song.  It gives Daddycatcher chills every time he plays it.

1. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Judy Garland

Surprised? Probably not.  This is the standard by which all other covers should be measured against.  And let’s not shy away from the melancholy nature of the song.  It’s heartbreaking, but it’s a yearning to be with the ones you love on Christmas!!!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: