Wednesday, December 22, 2010

a very merry playlist!

my poor husband has been working long hours at a place where they play christmas music 24/7.  luckily they play everyone's favorite holiday classics {bing, frank, nat}, but if you listen to the same songs, done in the same style, by the same people, for 9 hours a day everyday, it will make you go insane!  so when the mister told me he didn't want to listen to any christmas music at home unless it was completely different from {but equally as good as} from the music at work, i said, "challenge accepted!!"  

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so i pulled together some great songs for a very delightful, yet unique, christmas playlist.  it's perfect for an evening in by the fire with a hot drink, baking those christmas goodies, or wrapping up gifts for your loved ones!


of course it was tough to pair this playlist down.  for more holiday music, i recommend checking out the following albums {grooveshark is a great place to find these}:  + sufjan stevens' box set album songs for christmas; + a fine frenzy's album oh blue christmas; + the boy least likely to's album christmas special; + and for a very silly sort of anti-christmas album {for all you lovable bah-humbugs out there}, check out arcade fire's a very arcade christmas.



{grooveshark can sometimes be a little finicky. 
if it stops playing, just refresh the page and start where you left off. 
sorry for the hassle!}


in other news, my week started off rough, but has now completely turned around!  not only have we been getting actual hand-written christmas cards in the mail, but we've also been getting delicious treats from our neighbors, our little tree is filling up with gifts at its base, and my dear friend carmella got me my absolute favorite apron from anthropologie!!! we're trying to save the opening of our gifts for christmas day, but i just couldn't resist when she brought me a pretty box.  when i opened it and saw the gorgeous apron i screamed and danced around my kitchen. i haven't taken it off since.  ahem, carmella - you know, now that i have such a fantastic apron i'll probably be baking quite a bit more for my friends...  :)

i hope your pre-christmas week is going fabulously!