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Get in the holiday mood with these catchy tunes

With the essence of the holidays in the air, it’s always good idea to cuddle up next to the fireplace and listen to tunes that will get anybody into the holiday spirit. The holidays come and go, but the music never ends.

Here’s a playlist to help bring out that holiday cheer:

“Jingle Bell Rock” — This song may have come out in 1958, but this Bobby Helms hit still keeps rolling through the holiday season as a fan favorite. Who could resist a little rock and roll to bring in the holiday cheer?

“Santa Baby” — Eartha Kitt’s 1953 classic is filled with her tongue-in-cheek Christmas list which includes everything from sables, yachts and maybe even a little something from Tiffany’s.

“All I Want for Christmas Is You” — Mariah Carey’s 1994 single from her first Christmas album “Merry Christmas” has become an instant staple around the holiday season, cementing Carey’s superstardom and giving generations to come a reason to get up and dance.

“Feliz Navidad” — This song wasn’t expected to be a hit, but that didn’t stop Jose Feliciano’s bilingual smash from becoming one of the most recognizable (and downloaded) songs on the planet.

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” — Lady Antebellum put their own country spin on this Christmas jingle, slowing it down and really letting the meaning of the song shine.

“Silent Night” — Sarah McLachlan brings this classic back to life with her silky vocals and smooth tempo to be just what you need to relax around the Christmas tree.

“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” (from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”) — Your childhood is about to come back to life with a song about a certain small-hearted villain who is trying to take Christmas presents away from children.

“Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow” — Michael Buble’s piano-laced hit gives a pep to your step and is the perfect tune to do some cold weather Christmas shopping.

“Wonderful Christmas Time” — No list is complete without one of the Beatles showing up, and Paul McCartney’s holiday time hit is sure to get you in the mood for hanging out with friends and family all season long.

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