vintage christmas album coversIt’s that time of year again! One more show left to get Christmas gifts for that special person or treat yourself to something special for the holidays. Come visit us for some holiday cheer on Sunday, December 15!

For the second year in a row we asked our vendors tell us their favorite Christmas song. Again, they were as diverse as the vendors themselves and we have so many more this year! From the traditional to the not so traditional, all mean something special to our vendors. Click on the song name and enjoy! Let us know what your favorites are!

Frank Ruehl: It’s Christmastime, The Five Keys
Al Ercolani: Frosty the Snowman, Leon Redbone
Gordon Soutar: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Brenda Lee
John Wood: Christmastime, Larry Norman
Dave Ray:  Merry Christmas Everybody, Slade
Mr. Smith: Away in a Manger
Chuck Breininger: Silent Night (editor pick: Manhattan Transfer)
Steve Yohe: Someday at Christmas Stevie Wonder
Todd Sampson: Holly Jolly Christmas, Burl Ives
Gary Levin: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Andy Williams
Jack Supplee: Silent Night, Bing Crosby
Roger House: Tinsel and Lights, Tracey Thorn
and this is fun too All I Want for Christmas is You, Vince Vance and the Valiants
Vince Anderson: So This is Christmas, John Lennon
Tom Rudzki: The Nutcracker Suite, Leonard Berstein
Jim Overly: Little Drummer Boy, from the TV classic
Will Williams: Merry Christmas, Darling, The Carpenters
Ike Jones: Christmas Just Ain’t Christmas Without the One You Love, O’Jays
Tom Roszak: Father Christmas, The Kinks
Mike Lambert: Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer, Elmo and Patsy
Jim Critzman, Trisha Rubin: Christmas Wrapping, The Waitresses
Sean Lovelace: I Want a Hippopotamus For ChristmasGayla Peevey
Matt Gunby: Little Saint Nick, The Beach Boys
Craig Forrest: Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto, James Brown
John Horn: Dominick the Donkey, Lou Monte
Bob Thompson and Bob Becker: Christmas in Prison, John Prine
Barbara and Randy Lengel: Tennessee Christmas, Amy Grant
and Santa Claus in Coming to Town, Bruce Springsteen
Bill McMann: I’ll be Home For Christmas, Joe Williams. Sadly no link for that so another Joe Williams Let It Snow
Joe Zabel: Silent Night, Perry Como
Herv: What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve, The Orioles
Joe Musgrove, Dennis West: The Christmas Song, Nat King Cole
Eric and Diane Lowe: Jingle Bell Rock, Barbara Mandrell and
Oh Come All Ye Faithful, Tennesee Ernie Ford
Bill McMahon: Let it Snow, Vaughn Monroe
Marty Metlee: Christmas (Baby please come home) Darlene Love
Ken Schreiber: Santa Town USA, Lonnie & the Crisis
Lara Ghelerter: Santa Baby, Eartha Kitt
Bill Cox: Oh Holy Night, Mahalia Jackson
B. Derek Shaw: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders
Dave Rubin: I Believe in Father Christmas, Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Skip Groff: Run Rudolph Run, Keith Richards
Chad: Christmas in Hollis, RUN-DMC
John and Tanya Hertzog: Christmas Canon, Trans Siberian Orchestra and Sleigh Ride, Andy Williams

There are so many beautiful songs and many different versions. Among my personal favorites are The Secret of Christmas by Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson’s That’s What I Want for Christmas and Mary, Did You Know by Kenny Rogers and Wynnona Judd. Have a wonderful holiday season from all of us at the Arbutus Record Show! See you in 2014!