Best Christmas Songs – Just to Be With You (This Christmas)

For the love of god I’m far behind in my 25 Days of Christmas songs list. Every year I swear I’m going to be on top of things and then every year the season gets away from me.

New to the list this year is “Just to Be With You (This Christmas)” by Nick Lowe. It was released in 2013 on his Quality Street album.

The song was written by Ross Bon, of Ross Bon & The Mighty Blue Kings fame. The original is more of a 1940’s lounge song. Nick has jazzed it up a bit. Both versions are great but I like Nick’s version more.

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Ross Bon & The Mighty Blue Kings

In case you’re wondering, here’s the Ross Bon & The Mighty Blue Kings version.

The Best Christmas Songs

I love Christmas music. I’m all for Bing Crosby and Burl Ives, but my tastes lean towards the more offbeat Christmas Songs. I think they make for a superb Christmas play list. Put them on yours. You won’t be sorry.

Day 1. “Good Time Christmas” by Lou Rawls

Day 2. “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)” by The Ramones

Day 3. “I Want an Alien for Christmas” by the Fountains of Wayne

Day 4. “Slashed Wrists This Christmas” – Gruff Rhys

Day 5. “All I Want is Truth (for Christmas)”– The Mynabirds

Day 6. “Santa Claus Wants Some Loving” – Albert King

Day 7. “If I Get Home on Christmas Day” – Elvis

Day 8. “Everything’s Gonna Be Cool This Christmas” – The Eels

Day 9. “Presents for Christmas” – Solomon Burke

Day 10. “Purple Snowflakes” – Marvin Gaye

Day 11. “Christmas in the Room” – Sufjan Stevens

Day 12. “Mele Kalikimaka” – Chris Isaak

Day 13. “Snowing in the East Coast” – Joseph Washington Jr.

Day 14. “A Christmas Song For You” – The Kik

Day 15. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” – Amy Winehouse


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