Merry Christmas! Twelve YouTube Christmas videos
Posted by James McPherson on December 24, 2008
After posting for 23 consecutive days (and 33 of 34), I’m taking a few days off for Christmas. As my holiday greeting to all of you, whether you’ve been bad or good, I’m posting YouTube versions of a dozen of my favorite Christmas videos below. Nat King Cole’s “A Christmas Song” might normally top the list, but Queen’s “Thank God It’s Christmas” seems especially appropriate this year.
One warning: The last two are difficult to watch, and therefore perhaps the most important. Frankly I think everyone should see the last one, but if reality bothers you more than reality TV does, you may want to hold off on this video until after Christmas Day–perhaps just before you do your New Year’s resolutions.
Queen: Thank God It’s Christmas
Nat King Cole: The Christmas Song
Mariah Carey: O Holy Night
Mahalia Jackson: Go Tell It On the Mountain
Willie Nelson: Pretty Paper
Celtic Women: In the Bleak Midwinter/The First Noel
David Bowie and Bing Crosby: Little Drummer Boy
Kristin Chenoweth: Do You Hear What I Hear?
Sarah McLachlan: Wintersong
Enya: Silent Night (Irish)
Band Aid: Do They Know It’s Christmas?
John Lennon: Happy Christmas (War is Over)