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I was listening to the radio as I was driving home from work the other day, and literally every station was playing Christmas music. I enjoy Christmas music, but is it necessary to have it on every station?

Anyways, after I quickly turned down the volume to The Beatles, “This Is Christmas,” it got me thinking. I know the Christmas songs that drive me up the wall, but I honestly could not list off which ones are my absolute favorite.You know, the song that when played you turn up the volume a couple notches and you have an immediate flashback to your favorite Christmas moment. Or, the one you bake Christmas cookies to, or play in the background while you wrap presents.

That one.

Thus, this post was born. So, I poured myself a glass of red wine, and began searching on iTunes.

I would write, and then cross off. Write and cross off.  Two hours and full half a bottle later, my list was born.

So, without further ado, I give you…..

CGM’s Top 10 Christmas Songs!

10. Silent Night – Josh Groban
~ Even though Josh is a little fugly, this song gives me the chills.

9. Have A Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives
~ I remember dancing to this song as a little girl while decorating our Christmas tree.

8. Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire – Nat King Cole
~ Nat….is where it’s at.

7. Silver and Gold – Burl Ives
~ This is one of my dad’s favorite songs. Whenever this song would come on the radio, he would immediately start singing/humming along. It always brought a smile to my face.

6. Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry
~ This song reminds me of the movie Home Alone, when the family is running through the airport. Now that I stop and think, this song does make you want to run. Catchy, Chuck. Very, Catchy.

5. Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
~Remember the scene from Mean Girls? SMACK!

4. Most Wonderful Day Of The Year – Burl Ives
~ Okay, I was a little mad that Glee did a cover of this song because you cannot mess with Burl Ives. But, I am warming up to the remix. This song comes from the movie, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” all time best Christmas movie EVER.

3. All I Want For Christmas Is You  – Mariah Carey
~ When this song is playing, it calls for an immediate dance party. Period.

2. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) – The Chipmunks
~ “Me, I want a huuuuuula hoop”…….still cracks me up.

1. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
~ Need I say more…

What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?