in honor of the holiday: 13 favorite christmas songs.

1. “the holly and the ivy”

2. mariah carey, “all i want for christmas is you” (mostly because of love actually)

3. “o come, o come emmanuel”

4. “carol of the bells”

5. death cab for cutie, “christmas (baby please come home)”

6. the weepies, “all that i want” (the song from the jc penney commercial)

7.  “joy to the world”(which shouldn’t just be a christmas song)

8. “of the Father’s love begotten”

9. “o holy night”

10. sufjan stevens, “put the lights on the tree”

11. “hark the herald angels sing”

12. “and the glory of the Lord” (the chorale from messiah)

13. “ding dong merrily on high” (if only because it uses words like “sungen”)


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