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Christmas Music Extravaganza!

Fairytale of New York – No Use for a Name (Creepy random YouTube video, I know.)

I have a thing for any sort of Christmas media. I watch Christmas movies year round, and love making ridiculously long Christmas mixes.

I’ve accrued a great deal of songs over the years, and every year, I revamp my “select” Christmas music mix. (I still retain a full playlist of all of them, but a girl’s got to pick some yearly favorites!) One year it was only jazz and swing music, one year it was only punk covers, one year it was Christmas movie soundtracks, one year it was only super-pretty indie. This year? A mush of all of it. Without further ado, here’s this year’s mix of 26 of my favorites, in no particular order.

  1. Angels We Have Heard on High – Relient k
  2. Better Do It Right – Smash Mouth
  3. Christmas of Love – Little Isidor and the Inquisitors
  4. Come Though Fount of Every Blessing – Sufjan Stevens
  5. Deck the Halls – Relient k
  6. Do You Hear What I Hear – Rosie O’Donnell & Elmo (Ridiculously adorable. I can’t help but love it. Irritates the mess out of some.)
  7. Fairytale of New York – No Use for a Name (Ultimate favorite non-traditional Christmas song. Played year-round.)
  8. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Relient k
  9. Handel’s Messiah – Relient k
  10. Hark the Herald Angels Sing / Carol of the Bells – SHeDAISY
  11. The Hat – Ingrid Michaelson (Another super-favorite. When I worked at Old Navy, this was a part of their mix, and I loved hearing it every time it came on.)
  12. I Saw Three Ships – Sufjan Stevens
  13. I’ve Got a Boner for Christmas – Nerf Herder (Completely inappropriate, but it always makes both of us laugh. It’s just, yeah. NSFW.)
  14. Lo! How a Rose E’er Blooming – Sufjan Stevens (Adore this song, any version, so much so that we had it played during the unity candle lighting at our wedding.)
  15. Lonely Christmas Eve – Ben Folds
  16. Nuttin’ for Christmas – Smash Mouth
  17. O Come O Come Emmanuel – Sufjan Stevens
  18. O Holy Night – Relient k
  19. Oi to the World – No Doubt
  20. Peppermint Winter – Owl City
  21. Silent Night – Priscilla Ahn
  22. Sleigh Ride – Relient k
  23. So This Is Christmas? – Mxpx
  24. We Wish You a Merry Christmas – Relient k
  25. Zat You, Santa Claus? – Smash Mouth
  26. Pennies from Heaven – Louis Prima

Hope you can add some of these to your Christmas playlist! Everybody loves new Christmas songs, right?

All of these songs are available via iTunes and for a listen on YouTube, and if I weren’t such a busy bee I’d probably link to all of them. Later, I hope!


Lovely. By the creator of the Upular mash-up, which will always hold a bit of my heart.

No time for cameras

We’re moving this week, so I’ve been packing and cleaning like mad for the past week. Said cleaning and packing has been punctuated by design work and impromptu dance parties. One of the choices? Cameras by Matt & Kim. Listen, smile, all that jazz.

The Big Ones

On Sunday night, JP and I had a massive dance-party with ourselves and the kitten– we finalized our choices for “the big ones,” as I like to call ’em. I thought I’d share ’em with you all, as well as our runners up, just because we had so much fun doing this. Also, way to put this off until the last minute, us. What can I say? Music was super important to us, so choosing it seemed virtually impossible– we didn’t want to cut any of our favorites!

First up, is the song for the bridal party intro. This… well… I lied. This we haven’t decided on. There are two options. One is the cover of “With a Little Help from My Friends” by Jim Sturgess and Joe Anderson from Across the Universe.

For the rest of our songs, keep reading after the jump!