I should have been a DJ, I swear it. I missed my calling but have always hooked up friends and family with the best music because I have been blessed to have connections in very high places on the music scene. Sharing music with others is a way I show love. With the holidays coming up, these downloadable tracks make the best holiday playlist for your Apple iPod Touch. Leave it up to me and you’ll see that when your guests (and you, for that matter) hear these songs, the holiday cheer will be queer and fabulous!
All I Want for Christmas is You starts off our list of must have holiday songs. This Mariah Carey smash makes me happy every time I hear it and the energy of it really takes the listener on a happy joyful ride. Just recently everybody’s favorite “kids” released a kicky version on the music of Glee The Christmas Album Volume 2.
The fierce album Now That’s What I Call Christmas has Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas” which I simply live for with Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, Luther Vandross, Britney Spears and Nat King Cole appearing on this two-disc set! Buy this and call it a holiday!
The Carpenters turn me out with the favorite holiday classic Merry Christmas Darling that sends me to a stage in Nashville circa ’86 as a local queen Stephanie Wells would come out in a sickening velvet gown she had sewn herself and make all the money, honey. Holiday spirit always filled the air at the Warehouse 28 during Christmas as I was just coming out. This song is very special to me.
Another drag classic is Whitney Houston’s Do You Hear What I Hear? Another song that just sends me to another time. Miss Whitney sings her eyes out on this holiday classic and I need to get downloading, myself! Just writing about these songs is making me want to hear them!
How could this list be anywhere near complete without Amy Grant’s Tennessee Christmas on everyone’s lips as it’s played? Love this song and burned a quick disc for my rental car during my recent trip home. This song was perfect for the chilly weather and drives around seeing Christmas lights twinkling about town.
Can’t decide?! Let these albums simply do the decision making for you! 100 Classic Christmas Songs gives more traditional musical fare including Pat Boone and Doris Day while Ultimate Christmas gives listeners and holiday party guests current tracks and tunes.
And finally, if the holiday spirit has burned its course and you’re feeling like you need a break from all the entertaining, gift wrapping and cooking… try The Ultimate Relaxation Christmas Album for just the right amount of chill next to a warm fire with your loved ones decorating the tree. And a valium or a (and a) glass of wine wouldn’t hurt either. But I digress… However you spend holidays this year, make the soundtrack something your wonderful guests will talk about into the new year!