Top Picks: Holiday harmonies

| December 1, 2011

Who doesn’t love the songs of the season? And nowadays, you can find your favorite holiday tunes sung by just about everyone.

Count Paul Anka, Justin Bieber, the cast of Glee, Michael Buble, the cast of Jersey Boys and Chicago among 2011’s carol crooners.

Here, we share some of our favorites from the past and present.

–The Voice-Tribune Staff

“Baby it’s Cold Outside” by Dean Martin; “Little Drummer Boy” by Bing Crosby: and “Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt.
– Shannon DeRuiter, account executive

“Santa Baby” by Madonna.
– Lori Kommor, columnist and events chair
“All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey; “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” by the Jackson 5 and the Bruce Springsteen versions; “Somewhere in my Memory” from the Home Alone soundtrack; “Baby it’s Cold Outside” the Elf version; and “Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber. Just kidding.
– Ashley Anderson, staff writer
She & Him, Zooey Deschanel’s band, have a new album this year: “A Very She & Him Christmas.” And *NSYNC’s Christmas album will always be a classic.
–Joanna Hite Shelton, designer
The original soundtrack from A Charlie Brown Christmas by the Vince Guaraldi Trio; The 2007 rendition of “Carol of The Bells” by the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Version; Wynton Marsalis’ “Christmas Jazz Jam”; Handel’s Messiah; and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.
– Jim Hines
“What’s This?” by Danny Elfman from The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack. – Chris Humphreys, designer/photographer
“I like any kind of music there is.”
– Earl Cox, sports guru
My holiday favorites are: “War Is Over” by John Lennon and “Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt.
– Bridgette Boraga, advertising operations director
*NSYNC’s “Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays”: classic. Judy Garland’s “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” always makes me cry (in a good way). Believe it or not, Hanson has a great Christmas album. Really upbeat and cheery. We always play it at my parents’ Christmas Eve party. My personal favorite is “Merry Christmas, Baby.” Charles Brown’s “Please Come Home For Christmas” reminds me of Home Alone, my all time favorite Christmas movie.
–Lauren DePaso, executive assistant

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