The second post every Christmas Eve features my two favorite Christmas Songs. While they would not be considered a “mainstream” as Silent Night, they always make me feel like Christmas is in the air.
The greatest Christmas Song ever is “Christmas Wrapping” by The Waitresses. Two of our radio stations play Christmas songs this time of year, and Christmas Wrapping gets some play, albeit sparingly.
The song is bittersweet because lead singer Patty Donahue passed away in 1996 of cancer. She was such a terrific talent to go so soon.
The second song is truly a classic; at least for us who grew up in the 80’s. “Christmas in Hollis” by Run-DMC is a perfect rap song, but it’s also a terrific Christmas song.
I really like the Run-DMC/Peanuts mashup.
Oh, and this song really took off when it was featured in the first Die Hard, proving once again, that Die Hard is a Christmas movie.
Enjoy your evening, and have a safe and happy holiday!