Top Xmas songs: an important list

I don't even know what to say. December 13, it's 65 degrees outside and I'm wearing shorts. Shorts! In December! Something has gone very wrong, yet I press on, for the good of America.

Here are the songs that mean Christmas to me, and without which the season would be only a lump of gray, existential, Scrooge-ish coal. Don't worry, I like lots of jingle-jangles and horns, plus melancholy and a little hint of desperation, so there's something for everybody!

+ the only Christmas albums I really care about:

Old Navy - Hi-fi Holiday
By James Brown, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Brenda Lee, Wayne Newton, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, The Moonglows