December 12, 2012  •  by Jane Carter

Ticketbud Christmas Tracks: Krystal Flores

With the cold front finally making it’s way into Texas. It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, and what better way to get into the spirit with Christmas music. Ticketbud’s Social Media Specialist, Krystal Flores, shares with you her favorite Christmas songs. Whether you are at home wrapping presents, or hosting a magical Christmas party for friends and family, you must have the right music to set the mood. Here are my top favorite Christmas songs.

1.)  Jingle Bell Rock What’s not to love about this song, it’s upbeat, awesome guitar riffs, and just gets you in the Christmas mood. Everyone knows this song; even Mean Girls performed this song for their talent show. Come on everyone knows what I’m talking about. 2.)  Frosty the Snowman What’s not to love about an awesome snowman! Every time I hear this song, it makes me feel like a kid again. What kid wouldn’t love the thought about a snowman coming to life. This has to be in your playlist for Christmas. 3.)Mr. Grinch All time favorite movie to watch on Christmas day so of course I’m going to love the song. Thurl Ravenscruft’s voice is just perfect for this song. I wouldn’t touch you with a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole! You’re a vile one, Mr. Grinch! Never gets old. 4.)  Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer This is a great holiday song, but I’m not going to lie, the only reason I love this song is because the part after you sing,” he has a shiny nose.” And you get to say like a light bulb. It cracks me up all the time. Don’t judge people! I love singing this song. 5.)  This Christmas It’s not Christmas until you listen to Donny Hathaway sing this song. 6.)  Baby It’s Cold Outside This song was originally a Christmas song and only played around Christmas time, but over time it has became very popular and has been played year round.  It’s a nice and cute song. I just love it. 7.)  Feliz Navidad I grew up listening and singing this song, brings me back to when I was forced to sing this song in the mall with my classmates in kinder. Just imagine thirty to forty kids singing this song. Well more like screaming the lyrics. Awe great precious memories. 8.)  Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer This is just a funny and spirited song. Come on, how can you not laugh when you hear grandma got ran over by a reindeer from walking home. First thought that came to mind when I first heard this song was, who would let their grandma walk alone on Christmas Eve? Second was, why would Santa let his reindeer run over a poor old woman. And third was, If I was that kid would I get more presents from Santa because he ran over my grandma? I over analyzed everything when I was a kid. 9.)  All I Want For Christmas Is A Hippopotamus This song cracks me up every time I hear it. Only during Christmas time does a kid want a hippo, and he tells you not a doll, or any other animal, but a hippo. But this song does have the Christmas spirit feel to it. During this time of year we’re all like the little boy singing the song. Telling our loved ones and friends what we want for Christmas, I know I do. 10.) Wonderful Christmastime A Christmas music list wouldn’t be complete without a Beatle! This old-school tune is catchy and fun and a classic sing along song. Don’t know all the words? Don’t worry! As long as you can remember, “Simple having a wonderful Christmastime” you’ll be fine! 11.) The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire) No one does it quite like Nat King Cole. This holiday classic reminds me of the family filled days right before Christmas and is a great tune to share when everyone is winding down after a nice dinner. Whether your having a holiday party or just relaxing with friends, you can’t go wrong with one of the best Christmas songs of all time. 12.)  Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Best song is saved for last! Everyone knows this song by heart. Great song to teach kids that they better be nice, because if they’re not good o’ Saint Nick will find out and they won’t get any gifts under the Christmas tree. There you have it, my 12 favorite Christmas songs! So go out there and spread the holiday cheer!]]]]> ]]>