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Christmas Music Favorites

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

I was gathering together music for our upcoming holiday party, making selections and creating a playlist and came across some of my favorite renditions of Christmas tunes. We’re decorating to these while we eat our fair share of peppermint candy canes.  Some are new, many are classic, I hope you find a new one to enjoy!

 

Underneath the Tree ~ Kelly Clarkson *

Jingle Bell Rock ~ Rascal Flatts

I Believe ~ Frank Sinatra

A New York Christmas ~ Rob Thomas

Angels We Have Heard on High ~ Christina Aguilera

All I Want Is You (This Christmas) ~ NSYNC

Marshmallow World ~ Regis Philbin & Steve Tyrell

Jingle Bells ~ Michael Bublé & Puppini Sisters

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Please Come Home for Christmas ~ Kelly Clarkson *

Last Christmas ~ Glee Cast

Twelve Days of Christmas ~ The Muppets

All I Want for Christmas ~ Mariah Carey & Justin Bieber (duet)

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year ~ Barlow Girls

Deck the Halls ~ Nat King Cole

It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas ~ Bing Crosby, Michael Bublé

Christmas Time is Here ~ Vince Gauraldi Trio

Hark the Herald Angels Sing ~ Amy Grant

Song for a Winter’s Night ~ Sarah McLachlan

Silver Bells ~ Elvis Presley

Under the Mistletoe ~ Justin Bieber

The Christmas Song ~ Diana Krall, Nat King Cole

Mary’s Little Boy Child ~ Harry Connick, Jr.

Cold December Night ~ Michael Bublé

This Christmas ~ Christina Aguilera

We Need A Little Christmas ~ Glee Cast

Caroling, Caroling ~ Nat King Cole

The Christmas Waltz ~ Frank Sinatra

Blue Christmas ~ Harry Connick Jr.

Silent Night ~ Sixpence None the Richer, Kelly Clarkson *

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O Come All Ye Faithful ~ Faith Hill

The First Noel ~ David Archuletta

Ring the Bells ~ Travis Cotrell and Natalie Grant

I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm ~ Dean Martin

Let It Snow ~ Michael Bublé

Winter Wonderland ~ Jason Mraz, Ray Charles

Santa Baby ~ Kellie Pickler

Sleigh Ride ~ Take 6, Diana Krall

Holly Jolly Christmas ~ Michael Bublé

Who Would Imagine a King ~ Whitney Houston

Happy Xmas (War Is Over) ~ Sarah McLachlan

O Holy Night ~ Glee Cast

White Christmas ~ Ella Fitzgerald, The Drifters

Baby, It’s Cold Outside ~ Lady Antebellum

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Do You Hear What I Hear? ~ Glee Cast

Carol of the Bells ~ Barlow Girls

(It Really Is) A Wonderful Life ~ Mindy Smith

I’ll Be Home for Christmas ~ Josh Groban, Wynonna Judd

Somewhere In My Memory ~ John Williams (from Home Alone)

Hark the Herald Angels Sing ~ Jewel

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas ~ She and Him, Kelly Clarkson*

Little Drummer Boy ~ Jars of Clay

My Favorite Things ~ John Coltrane

Santa Will Find You ~ Mindy Smith

Count Your Blessings ~ Diana Krall

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? ~ Harry Connick, Jr.

Auld Lang Syne ~ James Taylor

*2013 update

And just to bug my mister because he loves Paul McCartney but totally hates this song even though the rest of us like it, and it’s a family joke to watch his facial expressions every time we play it:

Wonderful Christmas Time ~ Paul McCartney & Wings

What are you listening to this season?  Any renditions I should hear?  What do you recommend?

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Holiday Magazine – Available Now

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

I’m so excited to share some big news with you!  A few days ago I received an email letting me know that Holiday Magazine is now available!  Perhaps you recall that day in July I spent shooting with Matthew at my house. You can see all of our styling and the feature revealed on the pages of the new Holiday.

Holiday Magazine with Matthew Mead will be sold on newsstands later in the season, however there is an expanded keepsake issue ready right now for purchase. The keepsake edition is bigger and contains additional pages of beautiful holiday ideas, recipes, and projects.

holiday cover matthew mead

The expanded issue can be ordered online to arrive directly in your mailbox before the newsstand edition is available.  Expert stylist Matthew Mead creates a simple yet spectacular holiday for you with creative ideas for handmade crafts, unique gifts, elegant decorations, and scrumptious edibles. This special issue includes so much inspiration from the Christmas cookies to seasonal home makeovers to exquisite paper crafts. Inside you’ll find contributions from bloggers including Stephanie Nielson (The NieNie Dialogues), Tricia Foley, Living Locurto, Savour Fare, Brooklyn Limestone and me! 

I was so honored to be included in this issue and to work side by side with Matthew. For the magazine, I recreated our New Year’s Eve buffet table in a fresh color palette of vivid pinks paired with lime green. You’ll read about our New Year’s Eve traditions and a party that’s incomplete without the three C’s: cheesecake, chocolate, and champagne.   

champagne and cheesecake on table

 

 

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