Hi, peoples! Hope all the Christmas plans are progressing nicely and that you're remembering the true reason for the season.
It's easy to get caught up in the commercial side of Christmas; in Barbados we have some folks who toss out perfectly good furniture and redecorate just because it's Christmas. They must hate the postman in January...
One of my fave things about this time of year is the music. I'm a sucker for some parang and the Muppets, although I can't stand Alvin and the Chipmunks. And if I hear Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer or Christmas Shoes one more time...
Anyhoo, here's my list and this is probably the toughest one I've had to do so far. Many of these songs have been remade but these are the version I like. Let me know what are some of your fave holiday tunes.
20. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams (www.allposters.com)
19. (There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays - Perry Como (http://image.listen.com)
18. Drink Ah Rum - Lord Kitchener (www.tntisland.com)
17. It's Christmas All Over the World - New Edition (www.rollingstone.com)
16. No Christmas Without You- Edwin Yearwood & Krosfyah (www.afromontreal.com)
15. I Wouldn't Trade Christmas - Frank Sinatra (www.boston.com)
14. Caroling Caroling - Nat King Cole (www.www.imdb.com)
13. Do You Hear What I Hear - Whitney Houston (http://us.ent2.yimg.com)
12. This Christmas - Chris Brown (http://img2.timeinc.net)
11. Oh Night Divine - Tevin Campbell (www.capitalentertainment.com)
10. Christmas Is My Favourite Time of Year - Kenny Rogers (www.udel.edu)
9. Little Drummer Boy - Biggie Irie & Natahlee (http://barbadostravel.squarespace.com)
8. A Cradle In Bethlehem - Nat King Cole
7. All I Want For Christmas - Mariah Carey
6. Who Could Imagine A King - Whitney Houston
5. Oh Come All Ye Faithful - Luther Vandross (www.allposters.com)
4. My Christmas Prayer - BeBe Winans and Rob Thomas (http://noted.blogs.com)
3. As Long As There's Christmas - Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson (www.gregsgrooves.com)
2. Jesus Born on This Day - Mariah Carey
1. Born This Day - Yolanda Adams (www.wikimedia.org)