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Ten on Tuesday | My Holiday Playlist.

…ok, full disclosure right up front. Carole’s asked us to share the first ten songs that come up on our iPods. But I don’t have one. and until this past weekend, I didn’t even have songs in iTunes. Yeah, I guess I’m not that particular about my music. These days I mostly listen to podcasts and books.

When my girls lived here, there was music all the time. And I had iPods (yes, that’s plural).

And now…not. I deleted the music from my phone when I needed space to upgrade to iOS7 (two years ago?) and I deleted the music from my iPad to make space for photos before we went to Europe in May.

But last week I missed my Christmas music. Saturday, my sister helped me figure out how to copy playlists from my old laptop and I managed one – “Christmas Long List”.  I now have 52 songs, playing pretty much in perpetual repeat.

So with a nod (and a wink) to today’s prompt, I’ve chosen ten favorites.

It’s not easy to choose ten from a list of 52…choosing 52 from the Christmas music universe is hard enough. I am really glad there was a Jingle Bells (I think there are three White Christmases!); I can’t wait to see what Charlie thinks about Michael Bublé’!

Even though I’m not that into music, I know many of you are…and I look forward to reading about your random picks.

p.s. proving at least one of the “mere-et-filles” was into music…at one point.


  • Bonny

    What a wonderful choice of ten Christmas favorites! I'm a bit picky about Christmas music, but Winter and River are so lovely that they're now in my itunes library and on my ipod. Those songs also led me to Song for a Winter's Night (Gordon Lightfoot), so thank you for some beautiful additions to my Christmas playlist!

  • Lydia

    I didn't realize how varied people's taste in music was until I read lists, and I didn't even know the song title, much less the artist!

  • margene

    Many of my Christmas favorites show up on your list. Throughout my life music has been a part of my sound track, but lately, I love the sounds of silence.

  • Sue

    Trying to make a Christmas playlist now!! I must admit, my new addiction is Spotify. I can play it anywhere, and love their pre made lists, plus you can easily create your own Playlists!!

  • Honoré

    All of these are favs of mine, too! Not familiar with the Otis Redding rendition of "White Christmas" – 60 years old this year! – must listen to it!