Yesterday, I was with Marvin for a hefty merienda, which is a whole other story.
While we were catching up with each other and swapping stories, he told me about one Christmas party that he attended. He was actually the one who organized it but, despite that, he never knew what the group performers were planning. So, come party time, he and all the other attendees heard one song for the rest of the night: “All I Want For Christmas Is You” originally performed by Mariah Carey.
Some used only parts of it. Others used the whole song. Whichever, it was the same song for every number. My guess is that Marvin and the rest of the people at the party had enough of it in spite of the song being good.
In a way, I am grateful that I didn’t include it in the list of songs I shared with him. I could only imagine how he would’ve reacted had it been there. So, what is in my list of Christmas songs?
Angels We Have Heard On High – The Piano Guys
Central Park Serenade – Gregory Porter and Renee Fleming
Christmas Is The Time – Katherine McPhee
December (September) – Earth, Wind, and Fire with Tyler Ward
Elf’s Lament – Barenaked Ladies and Michael Buble
Everybody’s Waiting For The Man With The Bag – Seth McFarlane
In Your Care – 4Him
It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas – Harry Connick, Jr.
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of Year – Brian McKnight
Kumukutikutitap – The Company and The Ryan Cayabyab Singers
Let It Snow, Let It Snow – Jamie Cullum
Mon Beau Sapin – James Taylor
On A Night Like This – Chris Mann
Paskong- Pasko – Akafellas
Perfect Day – Christ Botti
Petit Papa Noel – Josh Groban
Rose of Bethlehem – Steve Green
Simple Things (Holiday Version) – Jim Brickman featuring Rebecca Lynn Howard
This Gift – 98 °
When Love Was Born – Dave Barnes
And with that, I bid you, dear reader, Happy Holidays!