Christmas Throwback Music

Put some quirkiness into your holiday frame of mind with a handpicked music playlist of rare gems.

This is a holiday music collection of 60’s lounge vibe tracks, which always seem to be crowd-pleasers. As always, I try to include less popular tracks in my compilations to educate the willing listeners. Please see the track listing below for more information. I’m Professor Jukebox, and I hope you enjoy my Christmas Throwback. 1. A Marshmallow World – Ray Anthony This song is seeming to get more popular these days which I feel is a good introduction to this collection’s vibe. 2. Jingle All The Way – Lena Horne This version of Jingle Bells gives a different twist to the song that, unfortunately, I have not heard out in public. 3. O Tannenbaum – Vince Guaraldi Trio This song is used in the iconic Peanuts Christmas special “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. 4. It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Andy Williams Not only is this a Christmas classic, it is a good representative of Back-To-School sentiments for parents. 5. I’d Like You For Christmas – Julie London Julie London is one of those rare singers who can make heartbreak sound sensual and sexy. This track is isn’t about heartbreak, but it is no exception. 6. Snowfall/ Snowfall Cha Cha Cha – George Shearing & Billy May This instrumental is a relaxing break from the traditional music one hears during the holidays. 7. Mele Kalikimaka – Bing Crosby This is a classic for all of us who don’t get a White Christmas. 8. Holiday On Skis – Al Caiola And Ritz Ortolani This is another instrumental that doesn’t get a lot of airplay, but is wonderful for background music. 9. The Christmas Waltz – Frank Sinatra Frank Sintra’s version of this track is classy, but it’s elegant regardless of who does this song. 10. Sorry To See You Go – June Christy This track is a recent discovery of mine that, ironically, I’ve had in my Christmas music arsenal for about 6 years. I love the lyrics: how the past year is personified and reflected on while the new year approches. It is certainly my favorite New Year’s song, and I can’t believe it isn’t more common. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!