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 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