Your Holiday Music Story! by Beth Panageotou

BonBon Break

During this time of year,  the sights and sounds of the holidays have us celebrating our long kept traditions. Decorating the tree, baking cookies with friends, traveling “over the river and through the woods” are just a part of what we do.  There are also new  activities that will very quickly become tradition.   Music is ever present during this time and helps to narrate each of our holiday stories.  We have our favorites–again, old and new–and those songs add to the merriment, festivity and celebration.  I wanted to share a playlist of the old and new with you and I hope it brings you joy and cheer!  Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! ~Beth

Your Holiday Music Story!

(Clicking the links will take you to the iTunes store)

1. Harry Connick Jr. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – What a Night! – A Christmas Album

2. Bing Crosby Snow – The Voice of Christmas – The Complete Decca Christmas Songbook

3. Nat King Cole The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) – The Christmas Song

4. Ella Fitzgerald Sleigh Ride – Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas

5. Pink Martini White Christmas, Pt. 1 – Joy to the World

6. Vince Garaldi Trio Linus and Lucy – A Charlie Brown Christmas (Expanded Edition)

7. Frank Sinatra The Christmas Waltz – Christmas With Sinatra and Friends

8. Matt Morris My First Snow – My First Snow – Single

9. Starfield Angels We Have Heard On High – Songs for Christmas, Vol. 1 – EP

10. Matt Wertz Snow Globe – Snow Globe

11. Mindy Smith Snowed In – Snowed In – EP

12. Bing Crosby Jingle Bells (feat. The Andrews Sisters) – White Christmas

13. Andy Williams Happy Holiday / The Holiday Season – The Andy Williams Christmas Album

14. The Beach Boys Little Saint Nick (Single Version) – Christmas With the Beach Boys

15. Anthem Lights Do You Hear What I Hear? – The Essential Christmas Collection

16. Emmy Rossum Carol of the Bells – Carol of the Bells – EP

17. Diana Krall Let It Snow – Christmas Songs (Bonus Track Version)

18. Indigo Girls Your Holiday Song – Holly Happy Days

19. Norah Jones Peace – A Very Special Christmas

20. Josh Groban Little Drummer Boy (feat. Andy McKee) – Noël

PS–looking for a great hostess gift or party favor: make your own playlist (or use this one!) and burn it to a blank cd. You or your children can make the cover art for the cases and you can share a bit of your holiday music story with friends!

1174992_711259038900710_367737446_n-1-2ABOUT BETH: Beth Panageotou is an Associate Editor at Bonbon Break.  With a background in public policy, education and business, Beth created Page’s Corner and the Mission Read campaign, an organic grassroots literacy campaign stressing the “need to read!” Beth is an information junkie, has an obsession with seashells from the Jersey shore, secretly wishes to be JB Fletcher and loves the constant chaos of life with her two daughters! Bucket list item: to be on Sesame Street.

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