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Friday, December 22, 2017

Plugging in a holiday playlist for my Christmas Jukebox

As this upcoming weekend brings us closer to Christmas Eve, it is time for the LRG traditional holiday music playlist to be set up for your holiday enjoyment.

While this has certainly been the year for folks to want to hit the eggnog harder than usual,not to mention the whole keeping your spirits bright notion quite the challenge, we still have plenty of good feelings to hold on to with the promise of better times to come.

With that in mind, let us crank up a couple of fun seasonal tunes to get this Christmas party started. First off, the modern day classic "Christmas in Hollis" from Run-DMC is  perfect for setting the merry making mood:

Next up is another iconic holiday number by Hall and Oates who, according to Supergirl's Hank Henshaw,aka Martian Manhunter, has one of the best versions of "Jingle Bell Rock" out in the universe.

I can not disagree at all with that and granted, even your favorite song played over and over again can slightly sour your listening pleasure, it's too super sweet to see superheroes partying to such an old school tune like this:

 For our next bit of Yuletide cheer, we find a delightful tune in the midst of a soundtrack album for a movie that many would love to forget- Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

As it turns out, TLC contributed to the sorry sequel hijinks with their take on "Sleigh Ride", a good song stuck in this lackluster follow-up. I know other people are doing new looks at this film but all I will say is that the script is soggier than the Wet Bandits.

However, that shouldn't ruin our dance fun as the ladies of TLC give this time honored tune a great revamp indeed:

  To round this set out, a touch of Gloria Estefan ought to be the right tree topper here.

Several years ago, she released a holiday album and one of the cover songs that she did was "This Christmas",that has quite the music video to go along with it.

Gloria seems to be a snow globe spirit of sorts who rescues children from a truly b&w world to a full color realm where kids dress up like toys and get a big box of puppies to play with(so not kidding about the puppies).

Sure, it's a little sugary even for this time of year but,hey, why not? It's hard to resist cute kids and puppies, not to mention that Gloria's pipes are a treat to hear any time of year:

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, with best wishes for the coming year. I will be back before 2018 with a post or two but do plan to enjoy this season with my loved ones and maybe some binge watching(almost ready for The Crown S2!). Until then, let's climb aboard the Carpool Karaoke ride with James Corden and friends heading towards Santa Town:

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