“The Gift”, about the poor girl and the nightingale. I don’t know who the singer is—she has one of those breathless, throaty little-girl pop-singer voices with no projection or power—but the lyrics always move me to tears.
“Christmas Island”, by Leon Redbone. It’s bouncy and happy and unintrusive.
“Feliz Navidad”, by Jose Feliciano. Its is so repetitive that I start thinking about Weird Al’s song where he says “This song is just six words long…I’ll sing 'em over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over again…” I mean, enough already!
“Christmas Shoes”, by whoever does it. It was touching the first 473 times I heard it. Now, it’s just annoying. If I hear it one more time this year, I will scream.