Run, Run Rudolph – Christmas Running Tunes

It’s been a while since I did a post on music that is in my ears as I run. Since we are in December, I thought it would be a good time to break out a couple of tunes that are now playing in my playlist. I’ll be trying these out this morning!

I know that Kelly Clarkson is not the first to record Run Run Rudolph. As a fan of hers, I love this version of the song. The song is pure energy and so much fun. Kelly is an amazingly talented singer. So, everything about this song just works. If you’re looking for some Christmas fun to add to your run, I highly recommend this song.

Keeping with the Big Band feel is Avalon’s version of Winter Wonderland. This song gets done to death in so many different tempos and arrangements. I love Avalon’s version the best and it’s another perfect running song. The tempo is high and the feel of the song is just plain fun! Every time I hear this song, it blows my mind at how fast they get those words out.

At first listen, Pat-a-Pan, as sung by David Archuleta, might not seem like the best song to run with. It starts a little slow for my liking. However, the fact that the tempo and intensity of the song builds more than makes up for the slow start. If you’re a Galloway run/walk/runner, it may work as well for you as it does for me. I would caution those that run without the walk breaks or have long run intervals to skip this track or be very careful about its placement on your list. The slow start may not work for you. However, I run/walk at intervals of 30 seconds and 1 minute. So, this song totally works for me.

I hope these songs help put the Holiday Spirit into your runs. It’s fun to change up our running play list from time to time. Just because you have to run, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the spirit of the holidays while running.


5 thoughts on “Run, Run Rudolph – Christmas Running Tunes

    1. I used to be a huge Avalon fan. However, once Jody McBrayer left the group, I kind of lost interest. By then, only Janna was left from the original group. It just didn’t seem the same. I love this Avalon song and I also love their Christmas album!

      1. I’ll admit, after the early 2000s I kind of got out of the Christian Music scene. Not for any real reason other than I got too busy to follow music the way I did in high school, an my local Christian radio station was marginal at best.
        But Avalon and Michael W Smith are still some of my favorite Christmas albums.

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