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The Better Sounds of Christmas

November 23, 2012

It is the day after Thanksgiving, and that means it is officially acceptable to start playing Christmas music. Truthfully I have been listening since the beginning of the month, but I decided to spare everyone who doesn't share the same level of enthusiasm. 
These are the Christmas albums I constantly have on repeat. If you haven't heard of Straight No Chaser, run don't walk, and get yourself to the iTunes store because they are absolutely AMAZING! Having so many holiday albums means that I have multiple versions of the same song. I created a playlist with my favorites of each (though there are a few songs where I couldn't make up my mind about which I liked best). Here it is: 

  1. This Christmas ...Straight No Chaser
  2. Carol of the Bells...Straight No Chaser
  3. Winter Wonderland...Jason Mraz
  4. All I Want for Christmas Is You...Mariah Carey
  5. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?...Ella Fitzgerald
  6. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas...Ella Fitzgerald
  7. Sleigh Ride...Ella Fitzgerald
  8. Little Drummer Boy (Glee Cast Version)...Glee Cast
  9. Angels We Have Heard On High...Josh Groban & Brian McKnight
  10. Holly Jolly Christmas...Michael Bublé
  11. If Every Day Could Be Christmas...98°
  12. Oh Holy Night...Kelly Clarkson
  13. Winter Wonderland...Bing Crosby
  14. Silver Bells...Harry Connick, Jr.
  15. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas...Christina Aguilera
  16. You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch...Straight No Chaser
  17. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree...Brenda Lee
  18. Jingle Bell Rock...Straight No Chaser
  19. Jingle Bells (feat. The Puppini Sisters)...Michael Bublé
  20. Baby, It's Cold Outside (Duet w/Nick Lachey)...Jessica Simpson
  21. Let It Snow...Straight No Chaser
  22. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer...Straight No Chaser
  23. Do You Hear What I Hear (Glee Cast Version)...Glee Cast
  24. We Three Kings (feat. Mary J. Blige)...Rod Stewart
  25. Frosty the Snowman...Harry Connick, Jr.
  26. Christmas Island...Ella Fitzgerald
  27. Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)...Jessica Simpson
  28. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)...Nat King Cole
  29. I'll Be Home for Christmas...Josh Groban
  30. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year...Brian McKnight
  31. White Christmas...Bing Crosby
  32. Santa Baby...Eartha Kitt & Henri René
  33. Christmas Eve With You (Glee Cast Version)...Glee Cast
  34. Blue Christmas...Michael Bublé
  35. The Christmas Waltz...Harry Connick, Jr.
  36. Mis Deseos / Feliz Navidad (Duet With Thalia)...Michael Bublé
  37. Auld Lang Syne...Mairi Campbell & Dave Francis
  38. Who Spiked the Eggnog?...Straight No Chaser
  39. Or you can check out my playlist on iTunes

The Better Stuff I Want

November 04, 2012

When I was around 6 years-old my mom instated a rule for me: no talking about your birthday before November 4th. It was the only way she could make sure that I wasn't making my wish list nine months in advance. Part of being a grown-up (aside from not saying "grown-up") is not getting too over joyed about birthdays, so I guess that still makes me a child. November 4th is here so excitement and birthday planning have commenced. As of now here are some things I wouldn't mind unwrapping come December 4th.

what i want now
  1. Sephora by OPI Wild About Shimmer Polish
  2. Rebecca Minkoff Swing Ostrich Shoulder Bag
  3. Bite's Luminous Crème Lipstick in Tannin
  4. Votivo Aromatic Reed Diffuser-Honeysuckle
  5. Kipling Luggage Teagan Large in True Blue
  6. Barbour Ladies Utility Jacket in Olive
  7. Crumpler Haven Camera Bag Large in Grey/Green
  8. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Camera Lens
  9. Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Lens
  10. Canon Speedlite Flash for Canon Digital SLR Cameras