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This week's theme: My Favorite Holiday Songs To Spread Cheer
I can't believe it's already December and Christmas will soon be upon us. Here are a few of my favorite, but it was super hard to pick since there are so many covers of classics, great new holiday/winter songs, and the Sister makes amazeballs Holiday Mixes. So I'm lucky enough to have access to the songs she's collected.
1) Last Christmas - Jimmy Eat World
There have been many covers of this one, but my favorite version remains the one by Jimmy Eat World.
2) All I Want for Christmas is You - Mariah Carey
Nothing quite injects holiday cheer into the season like Mariah Carey's modern classic Christmas song. I also love the version from Love Actually.
2.5) All I Want for Christmas - Tristan Prettyman & Jason Mraz
I had to cheat because this title is quite close to Mariah's song title and I adore this sweet holiday duet (and Jason Mraz is one of my favorite singers).
3) Bring Me Love - Marié Digby
I wanted to include some new holiday originals on the list, and this one from Marie Digby is upbeat pop and so, so cute. (Below is her original acoustic performance. Check out the Single version too!)
4) Fairytale of New York - Pilate
One of my fast favorites from the first Holiday Mix the Sister made for me back in college. I love this song (particularly this cover by Pilate) for its catchy tune and its profane banter.
5) This Will be Our Year - OK Go
This is an older song from the Sister's holiday songs collection, but it continues to appear on her Holiday Mixes because it's optimistic, sweet, and a great song for the new year!
BONUS: My Only Wish (This Year) - Britney Spears
There were a few holiday gems back in early 2000s... like this Britney Spears number that I still get stuck in my head come December. So it's a bonus track for you here.
What are your favorite holiday jams?