I took yet another unintentional day off from blogging yesterday. Training someone all day really takes it out of me. I am definitely an introvert, so having to be 'on' all day with someone I don't know that well is draining. I get home and I just want to relax with Michael and the dogs. Hopefully next week I can post a little bit more. Or at least read/comment more! I'm going to share my favorite Christmas songs today. My Christmas spirit has been kind of low this year and I think Christmas movies and music will help me get fully into it.
My top two favorite Christmas songs of all time are definitely not traditional. I love classic Christmas songs too, but I can't get enough of these two.
Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses - The title is a pun...who doesn't love a good pun?! It's just a really fun song. And I think it was on Gilmore Girls once and I feel like it would totally be Lorelai's favorite Christmas song. You should definitely give it a listen.
Last Christmas - Wham! - So I know Wham! is a big joke or something...but it's kind of before my time so this is really their only song that I know...or at least that I know is by them. I love their version and pretty much every cover version, including but not limited to Glee's rendition and Ashley Tisdale's. I don't know why, but I've just loved this song since I first remember hearing it in middle school.
So go listen to those two! And maybe the rest of my favorites while you're at it.
Baby It's Cold Outside by pretty much anyone...but I am kind of partial to Zooey Deschanel singing it, especially because of Elf. (Updated in 2016: The more I listen to this song, the more uncomfortable it makes me...it's just kind of rape culture-y when you think about it.)
Someday at Christmas by Stevie Wonder or The Jackson 5 - The message of this song is perfect. There's too much hate and violence in the world, and this keeps hope alive that someday at Christmas there will be only peace and love, not destruction and hate.
What Christmas Means To Me by Hanson - This is my childhood. End of story.
All I Want for Christmas is You by basically anyone. I mean, Mariah Carey is obviously the original, and I think it's probably my favorite version. But I love pretty much any and all covers.
Santa Baby by anyone. I don't even know what version is the original. But I love them all, especially the older ones though.
Merry Christmas Happy Holidays by N*Sync - Also my childhood. N*Sync was my jam. And maybe probably still is.
This Christmas by Chris Brown - I know Chris Brown's reputation is not the greatest in recent years...but he sings this song in the movie This Christmas (circa 2007 when he hadn't gone crazy) and it's great. Also his character in the movie is super sweet and adorable.
It's getting kind of late so I'm just going to list my last few. And I'm sure I'm going to forget a bunch that I love but this post is being thrown together Thursday night when it's practically my bed time.
Anything by Michael Buble, anything by the Glee cast, Winter Wonderland, I'll be Home for Christmas, and You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch always make me super happy. :)