Melissa’s Mix Tape: Songs for the Holidays

With Thanksgiving over, holiday frenzy official sets in. Stores have Christmas lights up, eager children have pictures taken with Santa, families put up their trees and Hanukkah starts in just over a week. More importantly, we can finally listen to holiday music without feeling ridiculous. Great for holiday parties and solo listening, nothing puts me in a winter-y mood and summons up the holiday spirit quite like the assortment of my favorite Christmas, Hanukkah and winter songs performed by a variety of artists. Seasons greetings.

1) “The Chipmunks Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)” by Alvin and the Chipmunks off of “Merry Christmas from the Chipmunks”

2) “The Chanukah Song” by Adam Sandler off of “What the Hell Happened to Me?” (the cover by Neil Diamond off of “A Cheery Cheery Christmas” deserves some attention as well)

3) “The Chanukah Song, Pt 2 (Live Version)” off of “Stan and Judy’s Kid”

4) “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Christina Aguilera off of “My Kind of Christmas”

5) “I Wish Every Day Could be like Christmas” by Bon Jovi off of “A Very Special Christmas”

6) “Jingle Bell Rock” by Daryl Hall & John Oates off of “Home for Christmas”

7) “Merry Christmas Baby” by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band off of “A Very Special Christmas”

8) “The Night Santa Went Crazy” by “Weird Al” Yankovic off of “Bad Hair Day”

9) “Santa Claus is Coming to Down” by Dolly Parton off of “Home for Christmas”

10) “The Christmas Song” by N’SYNC off of “Home for Christmas”

11) “Chanukah’s da Bomb” by Chutzpah off of “Chutzpah Eponymous”

12) “Little Saint Nick” by the Beach Boys off of “Christmas With the Beach Boys”

13) “Christmas in Hollis” by Run-DMC off of “Tougher Than Leather”

14) “The Little Drummer Band” by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band off of “A Very Special Christmas”

15) “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey off of “Merry Christmas”

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