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I've found the best way to solidify my holiday cheer is with holiday mix tapes and eggnog. This year I've yet to have a cup of the 'nog (which I hope to remedy at the holiday party for the dayjob tonight), but I have found myself watching a handful of holiday song videos on repeat and repeat and repeat. I thought I'd share them with you in case you haven't connected with your inner jolly yet.
What's your favorite holiday video? Please share below!
(you can post videos at 500 pixel-width in the comments!!!)
I am so in love with this new holiday album by Tim Wheeler (of Ash) and his girlfriend Emmy the Great. The album is chock full of classics, like "Zombie Christmas," "Sleigh Me" and "Jesus the Reindeer," that make for a slick, infectious indie-rock holiday soundtrack. This video captures that vibe of the whole album, This Is Christmas and illustrates just how stunningly cute this couple is.
Imaginary Dana passed this along to me early on in the holiday season and I haven't been able to thank her enough. The intro is spectacular (as are the sweaters), but the sing-along is how I daydream every imaginary event will end up (all-star jam!) and gives me joyous visions of new year gaiety.
I've shared this with you before and, if we've recently crossed paths I've sung the line "pumpkin pie on paper plates!" during the course of our conversation. I can't explain it, but it's one of my favorite things of 2011 - so look for it on my best of the year mix. Yes, a holiday song on the end of year mix, beotches! It's that amazing! "Damn, granny got game!"