• Sean Bardwell

Listen to this & B well (Tis the Season)

As a lover of music I'm not going to pretend that I don't like Christmas music and like most people, I have my favorites. It's tradition that the day after Thanksgiving we spend time listening to Christmas music, put up the tree and decorate. After that, the Christmas music stops until December but every time the kids are in my truck after the 1st, we are listening to Christmas music.

To keep with the Christmas theme, here are 12 of my favorite:

The Bells Are Ringing - Classified

This track was actually released December 1st of this year. Classified is one of my favorite hip-hop artists. It's such a good song and I have no doubt it's going to become one of my "traditional" favorites.

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas - Gayla Peevey

This is one of those iconic Christmas songs that makes me smile. It came on in my truck a few days ago and my wife and kids were all singing to it! Who doesn't want a hippopotamus for Christmas?

Christmas Treat - Julian Casablancas

This song definitely gets me in the holiday mood. "I wish it was Christmas today" is a phrase I hear from my kids throughout December so this song makes me feel like a kid.

Father Christmas - The Kinks

Speaking of being a kid, this was a Christmas song that was in heavy rotation by my Dad when I was growing up. It may not be an overly "cheerful" track but the sentimental value brings me a ton of cheer!

Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms

Pure classic...love it!

Christmas In Hollis - Run-D.M.C.

I remember the first time I heard this as a kid. Basically all the Christmas music I had heard up until that time was a more "traditional" style. This track blew my mind and created my love for Christmas music!

Run Rudolph Run - Lemmy, Billy Gibbons, Dave Grohl

I don't really feel like I need to explain this one...fing Lemmy!!!!

Christmastime - The Smashing Pumpkins

I think this is a beautiful Christmas song and it actually gives me the chills (the good kind) when I hear it.

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee

This is one of my favorites. Such an iconic song featured in so many great Christmas movies.

White Christmas - The Drifters

Another classic!

Up On the House Top - Chris Pine

This is my son's favorite song this year. "Up on the house top - thwipp, thwipp."

It's the Most Wonderful Time of Year - Andy Williams

I decided to save this one for last...this song is pure Christmas magic!

From my family to yours, Merry Christmas!

"Listen to this & B well!"

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