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Stale Yuletide Playlist? Try These Overlooked Christmas Classics

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Ask anyone what they think of when you say "Christmas music" and Nat King Cole is sure to come up in conversation.

Judy Garland singing "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas?" Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song?" How about Bing Crosby's "White Christmas?"

Yawn. If you needs something fresh, try these Christmas (soon-to-be) classics on for size.

The Waitresses, "Christmas Wrapping"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR9x7_refwY

Who doesn’t like a good love story during the holidays?  I think most of us have felt a little down and out from time to time and this song does a good job of showing how a little serendipity can turn things around.

Asleep At The Wheel, "Christmas in Jail"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-hYp3-oslY

The video for this may be one of the corniest things you will watch. But, the message is a good one: Don’t drink and drive. Plus, this is one of the catchiest choruses you will find

The Drifters, "White Christmas"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooc5eJc5SHA

Bing Crosby may be known for the quintessential version of this song but the Drifters seem to have a lot more fun with it. The band is also sending a very subtle message about their feelings on the civil rights movement with the selection of this Irving Berlin classic.

Robert Earl Keen, "Merry Christmas from the Family"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P37xPiRz1sg

Perhaps the most accurate of our Christmas collection. The perfect song to enjoy while carving turkey and watching football.

Elvis, "Blue Christmas"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9-PN1sftaI

It’s just not Christmas with out the King. Happy Holidays everyone.

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