What’s on your holiday playlist?

Even though I sing “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” at Halloween, I love me the heck out of the Christmas holiday season—and you know me, I love heck out of music. Here are some of my favorite holiday songs…what are yours?

  1. “All I Want,” Styx
  2. “All I Want For Christmas,” uh, the kid from Love Actually (I really need that soundtrack!)
  3. “The Chipmunks’ Christmas Song,” The Chipmunks (stuck in your head yet? hate me yet?)
  4. “December Will Be Magic Again,” Kate Bush
  5. “Dickens’ Dublin,” Loreena McKennitt
  6. “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Band Aid
  7. “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen,” Loreena McKennitt
  8. “I Believe in Father Christmas,” Greg Lake
  9. “Mid Winter’s Night,” Blackmore’s Night
  10. “Ring Out, Solstice Bells,” Jethro Tull
  11. “Ring the Bells,” Styx
  12. “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” Bob & Doug McKenzie (and a beer…in a tree!)
  13. “Wizards in Winter,” Trans-Siberian Orchestra (it inspired my story “The Queen of Christmas”!)

(Yes, this is a repost from a few years ago. I still love the heck out of holiday music, dammit!)

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