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Finding that Christmas Spirit

It’s been hard to get in the true Christmas spirit this year thanks to the various plagues that have befallen our household in the last month. I’m trying though. I finally got the rest of the Christmas decorations put up this past week, we watched National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, we made Christmas cookies, and we went to Maia’s Christmas program at school. This week we are heading out to a neighboring town to see the Festival of Lights. I’ve been blasting holiday songs all week in an effort to boost my almost non-existent Christmas spirit. Not sure if it’s working but Zoey knows most of the words to Jingle Bells now so there’s that.

10 Songs I Have on My Holiday Play List

1. I’ll Be Home for Christmas- Glee Cast Version

2. Home- Blake Shelton

3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas- Michael Buble

4. Redneck 12 Days of Christmas- Jeff Foxworthy….don’t judge me, it’s hysterical

5. White Christmas- Michael Buble & Shania Twain

6. Baby It’s Cold Outside- Cee Lo Green & Christina Aguilera

7. The First Noel- Lady Antebellum

8. Joy to the World- Train

9. Mistletoe- Justin Bieber

10. O Holy Night- Martina McBride

I know, it’s not what one might consider a traditional holiday song playlist but when have I ever been traditional? It’s working too, I’m feeling that Christmas spirit again. I’m sure it has nothing to do with the entire bag of peppermint M&M’s or the spiced rum cider I’ve been guzzling…nothing at all.

What are some of your favorite holiday songs that I should add to my playlist?

Sharing my list with Monday Listicles.

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  • I have a new favorite – CeeLo Green’s version of Mary Did You Know. It’s awesome and gives me chills each time I listen.

  • I need to goggle #4! Great list. Merry Christmas!!

  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Bruce Springsteen and White Christmas by either Bing Crosby or The Drifters!

  • I had totally forgotten the 12 redneck days! I love it! Lady Antebellum’s Christmas CD is pretty good to!

  • Glad you’ve got your Christmas groove back on. I like your nontraditional list. Erin

  • Home is my favourite for this holiday season by far! I love Lady Antebellum so will definitely have to go check out their song. Thanks for the great ideas!

  • OK, I’m going to have to check out that Lady Antebellum song! I am a sucker for funny holiday songs- I personally like Straight No Chaser’s version of the 12 Days of Christmas. I think it’s funny every time and everyone else in my family hates it. Oh well…

  • If you love the Redneck 12 days, you have to check out the Canadian hoser version by Bob and Doug Mackenzie. I won’t judge you if you don’t judge me. LOL

    My Christmas CD’s blend all great modern songs like these, with some of the tried and true older ones. And there must be at least 5 different versions of Baby, it’s cold Outside. Which is NOT enough. 🙂
    Merry Christmas and pass the rum cider

  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Barenaked Ladies and Sarah McLachlan is great. I like the Glee version of O Holy Night, too. And, of course, The Hannukah Song by Adam Sandler. Burl Ives sings some good old-fashioned traditional classics.