(My Favorite Versions of) My Favorite Things

Yeah! The best part of the holiday season is the songs (and my grandma’s pecan balls) and today I’m adding the seventeenth song to my Christmas playlist. Song Seventeen: My Favorite Things

The Sound of Music was the first play I was ever in so I’ve always considered this song a showtune before I considered it a holiday one. Brian Setzer changed that up for me a bit when he came out with his Christmas album a few years ago. The arrangement is sophisticated AND happy. The brass section is on fiyah!


And then out of no where comes Leslie Odom Jr. who gained (a lot) of fame this year with his portrayal of Aaron Burr in Broadway’s Hamilton. His Christmas album is Nat King Cole in 2016. First listening to him sing My Favorite Things immediately made me place this tune on my favorite holiday songs. Put on this album to wrap presents to in front of your tree.


To recap my list so far:

1. Christmas is Starting Now, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

2. Feliz Navidad, Jose Feliciano

3. Gotta Be Good, Chris Isaak

4. It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas, Harry Connick, Jr. or…

5. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Josh Grobin or Mercy Me or…

6. Angels We Have Heard on High, Vanessa Williams

7. Do You Hear What I Hear, Vanessa Williams

8. Carol of the Bells, George Winston  or Barenaked Ladies or…

9. Someday at Christmas, Stevie Wonder

10. Cold December Night, Michael Buble

11. Sleigh Ride, Ella Fitzgerald or…

12. Winter Dreams, Kelly Clarkson

13. That Christmas Feeling/Thank You Santa, Olivia Olsen/Mitchel Musso

14. Happy Xmas (War is Over), John & Yoko

15. The Bell that Couldn’t Jingle, Herb Alpert

16. Sing Hosanna Hallelujah, New Christy Minstrels

17. My Favorite Things, Leslie Odom, Jr. or Brian Setzer Orchestra

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