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Rainey Knudson and Christina Rees run down their lifelong favorites.

 

Counting down:

Rainey:
5. Un Flambeau, Jeanette Isabella – 16th c. French (Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella)

Christina:
5. Andy Williams, Happy Holiday, 1963

Rainey:
4. Silent Night – Stevie Nicks (A Very Special Christmas, 1987)

Christina:
4. Joni Mitchell, River.1971

Rainey:
3. Dave Matthews Band—Christmas Song , 1993

Christina:
3. Stevie Wonder: One Little Christmas Tree/What Christmas Means To Me, 1967

Rainey:
2. Dolly Parton, Hard Candy,1978/1982

Christina:
2. The Pogues + Kirsty Maccoll, Fairytale of New York, 1988

Rainey:
1. John Lennon & Yoko Ono with the Harlem Community Choir—Happy Xmas (War is Over) 1971

Christina:
1. Dexter Gordon: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, 1981


GT BONUS!

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6 Responses

  1. Elizabeth

    A great list of songs! I haven’t thought about Un Flambeau, Jeanette Isabella in years and years but I know it by heart because it was one of the Christmas carols I learned in French class lo these many, many years ago.

    I’d add this song because it’s very snappy and jazzy with great lyrics – The Merriest by June Christy
    https://youtu.be/nHGS7otmKSA

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