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Winter Tunes

Jamie Riley
December 17, 2009

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It’s wintertime, and the cool, crisp breezes are enough reason to stay indoors. This winter, what could compare to spending afternoons snuggled up by a warm, inviting fire with a rich cup of hot chocolate, while enjoying the company of family and friends?  This issue Mirador compiled the best songs to compliment the season.  Here’s what made the list:

1. “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” Bing Crosby and Doris Day

This song lifts spirits during this winter season. Its cute, innocent lyrics celebrate the cold weather.

2. “White Winter Hymnal,” Fleet Foxes

With enchanting harmonies and surprisingly dark lyrics, this song compares to a mysterious, winter’s day.

3. “Hanukkah Song,” Adam Sandler

America was touched when Adam Sandler wrote this sentimental ditty “for all those nice little Jewish kids who don’t get to hear any Hanukkah songs.” I’m sure when listening you will feel the same way.

4. “Let It Snow,” originally recorded by Vaughn Monroe

Enjoy this traditional song about the cold winter weather with family and friends.

5. “Winter Lady,” Leonard Cohen

Although this song isn’t quite as uplifting as some would prefer, it stands out as a simple and beautiful song, with inspiring lyrics by a genius songwriter.

6. “Last Christmas,” originally recorded by Wham with George Michael

This Christmas favorite is a romantic, hopeful tune. Mirador staffer Dani Vignos says, “It’s not your traditional song, but it makes you want to get up and shake your badonk!”

7. “Wintertime Love,” The Doors

With lyrics like, “Come with me dance my dear, winter’s so cold this year, you are so warm my wintertime love to be,” this is one of the sweeter Doors’ songs that sets the stage for an ideal holiday season.

8. “Little Saint Nick,” The Beach Boys

This holiday song combines unforgettable voices with great harmonies, all packaged into a catchy beat about Santa. You can’t go wrong with this one.

9. “A Hazy Shade of Winter,” Simon and Garfunkel

This song focuses on the gloominess of winter. For some it may be a downer, but it is nevertheless beautiful and definitely worth listening to.

10. “Winter Wonderland,” Bing Crosby

This timeless classic is treasured by all generations, and is sure to remind us of childhood and holiday memories.

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