What We’re Listening to: Christmas Edition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Everyone has their favourite Christmas song…or holiday song…or song that reminds them of Christmases past. Here are the ones that we are looking forward to drinking egg nog to this season!

Song: Christmas Eve
Artist: Celine Dion
Why it’s Molly’s favorite: My mom played Celine’s Christmas album constantly during the holidays growing up, and this entire CD remains my favourite to this day. Pretty much every song is great, but this one is outstandingly catchy.


Song: Fairytale of New York
Artist: The Pogues + Kristy MacColl
Why it’s Martha’s favourite: Questionable lyrics, featured in PS I love You (when the priest sings it – BEST!) and this year I learned it’s also Stuart McLean’s favourite.


Song: Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Artist: She & Him
Why it’s Mallorie’s favorite: I was not a big fan of Christmas until recently so I have no real reason for why I like this song other than it’s catchy. All versions are good but I have a girl crush on Zooey Deschanel, so She & Him it is.


Song: All I want for Christmas Is You
Artist: Mariah Carey
Why it’s Andi’s favorite: Obviously Mariah. Because Mariah sits around with nothing to do and then Christmas comes and she gets to sing “All I Want for Christmas is Youuuuuuuuuuuu” 40 times or so and then goes back into hiding for another year. She needs to feel needed this time of year. The least we can do is give her that!


Song: Christmas Polka
Artist: Jim Reeves
Why it’s Keri’s favorite: Because it’s the most majestic fucking Christmas song of all time. Not only is it upbeat and catchy, it’s also sung by JIM REEVES. Sipping a cocktail, opening presents … roasting a chestnut and doing the Christmas polka? Come one, it does not get more Christmas than that.


Song: Jingle Bell Rock
Artist: Hall & Oates
Why it’s Elyse’s favorite: The Christmas slump is real this year and the one thing that has helped is this Hall & Oates song. I’ve picked this version of a Christmas rock classic mostly for the music video and because I do love a good bit of Hall & Oates. Oates’s moustache is so full of festive cheer I can’t help but smile every time I see it. Plus we can all relate to our granny busting out the electric guitar for a solo. Don’t you just hate it when that happens?


Song: Christmas Wrapping
Artist: The Waitresses
Why it’s Rob’s favorite: An outcome of having a dead heart is not caring too much for the Christmas circle-jerk. Sorry Jesus. Although most songs make me uncomfortable and cringe: this one doesn’t. Probably because it’s from the 80’s, the singer sounds cynical and bored (reminding me of yearly Christmas calls to distant relatives–or, upon hearing the GLEE version of this song *shudders*), and ends with the main character likely getting her stocking stuffed. All in all, what Christmas is about.’Tis the season for gettin’ some pleasin’! Merry Christmas y’all! ❤️💚❤️💚


Song: Somewhere in My Memory
Artist: John Williams
Why it’s Jes’s favourite: This little tune reminds me of childhood…little Kevin McCallister and his fictional Christmas that none of us will forget…and it’s just really pretty sounding.

25th Team


All the peeps on the 25th team collaborating for your enjoyment.

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