Being married to a good Christmas-loving Catholic, I am immersed in Christmas music for at least one-twelfth of the year. So having become somewhat of an expert, and having been named a “goy” by my detractors, here are my favorites (with links to my favorite performances) in no particular order.

Interestingly, I have noticed that my ear drifts towards the more “serious” songs. Usually, the older ones celebrating Jesus, not the ones about Santa and his celestial sleigh.

  1. O Holy Night
  2. Ding! Dong! Merrily on High or this one.
  3. The First Noel , and this one.
  4. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
  5. Do You Hear What I Hear
  6. The Holly and the Ivy
  7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  8. Carol of the Bells
  9. Joy to the World
  10. Hark the Herald Angels Sing, or this one.
  11. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
  12. White Christmas (lol)
  13. Merry F*ing Christmas
  14. Handel’s Messiah in its entirety.
  15. Angels We Have Heard on High

Our Star of David adorned tree