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Favorite Christmas Songs

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Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley: You’ll be doing all right with your Christmas of white/But I’ll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas 

This song is amazing. I love Elvis, and this song is probably his best song ever, including Jailhouse Rock. I can relate to his Christmas sadness, and the melody is beautiful. It’s one of my favorite songs year round.

Last Christmas – Glee cast: Last Christmas I gave you my heart/But the very next day you gave it away

I’ve loved this song for years, but my favorite version is the Glee version. I’m not sure why, but I think it has to do with the episode it was featured on. It was a really good episode, back when I used to watch the show. It’s one of the best Christmas songs out there.

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Jason Manns ft. Jensen Ackles: Faithful friends who are dear to us/Gather near us once more/Through the years we all will be together/If the fates allow

I listen to this song year round because Jensen Ackles has the softest, most soothing voice I’ve ever heard. He rocks this song. It’s impossible for me to change it when it comes on shuffle. Do yourself a favor and listen to it.

This Christmas Life – Shane Dawson: So I just close my eyes and/Create a wonderland where/Anything’s possible there

I miss Shane’s music. I was a big fan of his music. I actually bought all of the songs he ever put out. This one was very touching to me. It talks about hating Christmas, but wanting this Christmas to be good. It was such a great video, and it’s a great song. It’s sweet and cheerful.

12 Days of Christmas – Jason Manns ft. Misha Collins: On the first day of Christmas/My true love gave to me/A partridge in a pear tree

I only really like this song because Misha sings in it. I’m not really sure which part he sings, but I love all of it. I wish he would sing a full-length song by himself. He’s a good singer.

Sleigh Ride – Pentatonix: Come on, it’s lovely weather/For a snow ride together with you

This is the first song I ever heard from Pentatonix and it’s still my favorite. I love the little jingle at the beginning. It’s such a beautiful song. I only like their version though.

The Little Drummer Boy – Harry Simeone Chorale: Shall I play for you pa-rum pum pum pum on my drums?

I used to love this song as a kid when I actually loved Christmas. During our big family gatherings my uncles would play the best Christmas music, and this one always stood out to me. It made me sad, but also happy. It felt very important at the time.


All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey: Make my wish come true/All I want for Christmas is you

It wouldn’t be a complete list for Christmas songs without having Mariah Carey on it. She’s iconic. 

Winter Wonderland – Darlene Love: In the meadow we can build a snowman/Then pretend that he is Parson Brown/He’ll say, “Are you married?”/We’ll say, “No man.”/But you can do the job when you’re in town

This is the only version of this song that sounds right to me. I’m not entirely sure why. I don’t think I’ve actually heard it in years, but I always find myself singing it when I’m wrapping Christmas presents.

Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt: Santa honey, I want a yacht and really that’s not a lot/Been an angel all year

She has such a good voice. She’s only one who sings this song that I don’t cringe to. It simply makes me smile at how cheeky it is.

Jingle Bell Rock – Mean Girls: Dancin’ and Prancin’ in Jingle Bell Square in the frosty air/What a bright time/It’s the right time/To rock the night away

Who doesn’t think of this scene when thinking of Christmas songs? 

Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah/Hallelujah/Hallelujah/Hallelujah

I don’t know why this song always gives me chills but it does. 

Silent Night – Pentatonix: Silent night/Holy night/All is calm/All is bright

I always loved this song the most in Elementary school when forced to sing. Pentatonix’s talent brings it to life in a new way.

Santa Clause is Coming to Town: He sees you when you’re sleeping/He knows when you’re awake/ He knows when you’ve been bad or good/So be good for goodness sake

I don’t even know the version of this song I like. It’s always a song that gets stuck in my head though.


Book Playlists

Book Playlist – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Book: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

This is one of my favorite books, and I’ve decided to create a playlist inspired by it. I constantly listen to Aristotle and Dante playlists, and I’ve put together songs that I feel truly fit the book’s themes and characters.

Listen to it on 8tracks!


  • Summer Skeletons – Radical Face 
    We were sun-burned and shoeless kids. It was the dead of July.
  • From Afar – Vance Joy
    It shouldn’t come as a surprise, what I’m feeling, what I’m feeling now.
  • Bright – Ecosmith and Lindsey Stirling
    I think you and the Moon and Neptune got it right, ’cause now I’m shining bright.
  • Only Love – Mumford & Sons
    And I rage and I rage, but perhaps I will come of age and be ready for you.
  • Heart of Glass – Blondie
    Love is so confusing there’s no peace of mind.
  • Talking Bird – Death Cab for Cutie
    It’s all here for you as long as you choose to stay.
  • Viento – Caifanes
    Viento, amarranos. Tiempo, detente muchos años.
  • Wild – Troye Sivan ft. Alessia Cara
    Never knew loving could hurt this good and it drives me wild.
  • Ends of the Earth – Lord Huron
    There’s a world that was meant for our eyes to see.
  • These Streets – Bastille
    These streets are yours, you can keep them.
  • Pasa El Tiempo – Caloncho
    Paso el tiempo asi, y no recuerdas que era tan feliz.
  • Featherstone – The Paper Kites
    And my love is yours, but your love’s not mine.
  • 16 Years – Phantogram
    Summertime is a whirlwind away and I know that the lights won’t invade.
  • Photograph – Ed Sheeran
    So you can keep me inside the pocket of your ripped jeans.
  • We Belong Together – Los Lobos
    You’re mine and we belong together.

Uncategorized, Writing Playlist

Writing Playlist-Happiness

One More Time-Daft Punk

We’re gonna celebrate

Dog Days are Over by Florence + the Machine

Happiness hit her like a bullet in the back/Struck from a great height by someone who should know better than that

I Gotta Feeling-The Black Eyed Peas

I know we’ll have a ball/If we get down/And go out/And just lose it all

Happy-Pharrell Williams

Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth

Best Day of My Life-American Authors

I’m never gonna look back/Woah, never gonna give it up/No, just don’t wake me now

Beautiful Day by U2

You’re lovin’ this town/Even if that doesn’t ring true/You’ve been all over/And it’s a beautiful day 

Blue Skies-Blue October

I want to smile so big my daughter jumps into my lap/And I want to tell her daddy’s fine/And always plans to be

Beauty in the World-Macy Gray

Stop and smell the flowers/And lose it/In sweet music/And dance with me

Ama be Happy-ArchDuke and Jenee Jones 

Yell out your blessings and wait on your gifts/Stardust will harbor the carbon you give


I’m thankful for every breath I take/I won’t take it for granted

Happy Song-Bring Me the Horizon

If I sing along/A little fucking louder/To a happy song/I’ll be alright

We are the Champions-Queen

And I just need to go on and on and on and on

Writing Playlist

Writing Playlist #10-Halloween

Welcome to the Black Parade by My Chemical Romance

A world that sends you reeling/From decimated dreams/Your misery and hate will kill us all/So paint it black and take it back

Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult

Seasons don’t fear the reaper/Nor do the wind, the sun, or the rain

Zombie by The Cranberries

Another mother’s breakin’/Heart is taken over/When the violence causes silence

Werewolf Heart by Dead Man’s Bones

You’d like nice in a grave/I smile at the moon/Death is on my face/And if you wait too long/Then you’ll never see the dawn again

Broken Out in Love  by Mark Crozer

He won’t see the sun again for years to come/He’s broken out in love

Build God Then We Will Talk by Panic! at the Disco

The rooms have a hint of asbestos/And maybe just a dash of formaldehyde/And the habit of decomposing/Right before your very (la la la la ) eyes

Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival

I see a bad moon rising/I see trouble on the way/I see earthquakes and lightnin’/I see bad times today

Animal I have Become by Three Days Grace

Help me believe it’s not the real me/Somebody help me tame this animal/I can’t escape myself

Panic Room by Theory of a Deadman

Chaos all around/Be quiet/Just be calm/I’m better off alone like I have been all along

The Devil and I by Slipknot

Too many times we’ve let it come to this/Step inside/See the Devil in I/I know you’ll find your answers in the end

Monster by Skillet

It’s scratching on the walls/In the closet/In the walls/It comes awake/And I can’t control it

Inside the Fire by Disturbed

As a little child/She was taken/And then forsaken/You will remember it all/Let it blow your mind again

Thriller by Michael Jackson

You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes/You’re paralyzed/’Cause this is thriller, thriller night

Living Dead Girl by Rob Zombie

Defunct the strings of cemetery things/With one flat foot on the devil’s wing

This is Halloween by Marilyn Manson

This is Halloween/Everybody make a scene/Trick or Treat till the neighbors die of fright


Writing Playlist

Writing Playlist #8-Growing Up

Innocent by Taylor Swift

Wasn’t it easier in your lunchbox days?/Always a bigger bed to crawl into/Wasn’t it beautiful when you believed in everything?/And everybody believed in you?

Playground by Sia

I don’t  wanna grow old/Bring me all the toys you can find/You don’t wanna grow up/You can be my partner in crime

Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

But time makes you bolder/Even children get older/And I’m getting older too

Livin’ On a Prayer by Bon Jovi

Take my hand and we’ll make it/I swear/Whoa, livin’ on a prayer

Growing up (Sloane’s Song) by Macklemore and Ed Sheeran

Times are changing/I know/But who am I/I’m the person you become/If I’m still growing up, up, up, up

My Wish by Rascall Flatts

My wish for you is that this life becomes all that you want it to/Your dreams stay big/Your worries stay small/You never need to carry more than you can hold

Lonely World by Limp Bizkit

Life is just a big fat riddle/So figure it out/Always thinking that you know/But you don’t really know/You know?

Dammit by Blink 182

But everybody’s gone/And I’ve been here for too long/To face this on your own/Well I guess this is growing up

Wake Up by Arcade Fire

Someone told me not to cry/But now I’m older/My heart’s colder/And I can see that it’s a lie

All These Things That I’ve Done by The Killers

Another head aches/Another heart breaks/I am so much older than I can take

What’s My Age Again? by Blink 182

Nobody likes you when you’re 23/And are still more amused by TV shows/What the hell is ADD?/My friends say I should act my age/What’s my age again?

High School Never Ends by Bowling for Soup

And then when you graduate/You take a look around and you say, “Hey, wait!”/This is the same as where I just came from/I thought it was over/Oh, that’s just great

Writing Playlist

Book Shuffle

We decided to do this challenge. It’s hit shuffle on your music, and select a book that it reminds you of it.


Song: Girl With the Red Balloon – The Civil Wars
Book: Where She Went by Gayle Forman
This song made me think of a person being so loved and so wanted without her actually knowing how much. In this book, Mia is the girl with the red balloon. The girl Adam can’t stop searching for.

Song: Atlantis – Ellie Goulding
Book: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
In “The Song of Achilles” the main characters are always chasing after each other. Achilles leaves and Patroclus always runs to the rescue. This song fits this book so well it’s kind of funny.

Song: I’ve Got This Friend – The Civil Wars
Book: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
If Dash & Lily had never met it wouldn’t have been such a shame, but these lyrics are so perfect for this book. The song made me relive this novel.

Song: Come on Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Book: Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan
The moment this song came on, I smiled. I was so happy. And reading “Carry the Ocean” made me just as happy. Maybe the lyrics have nothing in similar but the way it made me feel completely connected.

Song: Lovesong – Adele
Book: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
This is a very meaningful love song. It’s sweet and melancholy and precious. That is the way I see Darcy and Elizabeth’s romance. It’s quiet too, but it’s very passionate. I’d imagine.


Song: Trini Dem Girls by Nicki Minaj
Book: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
There isn’t much similarities here. Just that it is set on an island and most of the characters are girls.

Song: Chills by Down with Webster
Book: Far From Xanadu by Julie Anne Peters
This reminded me of Mike’s feelings.

Song: Only You by Ellie Goulding
Book: Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson
I thought of Laurel and how she felt about meth for some reason.

Song: These Streets by Bastille
Book: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
This might be how Dante felt when he left for Chicago.

Song: Jet Pack Blues by Fall Out Boy
Book: Where She Went by Gayle Forman
I could see Adam singing this.

Writing Playlist

Writing Playlist #6- Self Love

Christina Aguilera- Beautiful

I am beautiful no matter what they say/Words can’t bring me down/I am beautiful in every single way

Estelle- Do My Thing

I wear my clothes like this because I can/I wear my hair like this because I can/I walk around like this because I can/And I do my thing like this ’cause this who I am

Jessie J- Masterpiece

I still fall on my face sometimes/And I can’t color inside the lines/’Cause I’m perfectly incomplete/I’m still working on my masterpiece

Beyonce- Flawless

You woke up, flawless/Post up, flawless/Ridin’ round on it, flawless/Flossin’ on that, flawless

Bruno Mars- Uptown Funk

Gotta kiss myself I’m so pretty/I’m too hot (hot damn)/Called a police and a fireman/I’m too hot (hot damn)/Make a dragon wanna retire, man

Pink- Raise Your Glass

We will never be, never be anything but loud/And nitty, gritty, dirty, little freaks/Won’t you come on and come on and raise your glass

Destiny’s Child- Survivor

I’m a survivor (What?)/I’m not gonna give up (What?)/I’m not gonna stop (What?)/I’m gonna work harder (What?)

Nicki Minaj- Feeling Myself

Kitty on fleek, pretty on fleek/Pretty gang, always keeping them niggas on geek