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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"

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"

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"

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"

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

Elvis, "Blue Christmas"

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

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