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Merry Christmas, party people! Hope you and yours are having a great day full of memory making activities. (Oh, let’s face it. If you have small children, hope today is not like every other day and you have 0-1 meltdowns and time outs. And that you got to sleep in an extra ten minutes.) If you don’t celebrate Christmas, then, happy Wednesday. šŸ˜€ Enjoy your day off courtesy of the tyranny of the hybrid religious/pagan festival from pseudo-Christianity!

In light of the festivities (and also because I’m sure you want to get back to that merry-making vs. trolling the interwebs – get back to your family, you!), here are my Top 3 Christmas Pop Songs of my youth. I would come up with something more recent were I aware of any.

3) RiverĀ –Ā Joni Mitchell

Ok, so it’s sad and melancholy and depressing. The best kind of music! And perfect for the holidays if you’re feeling The Sads this time of year.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpFudDAYqxY]

2) Last Christmas –Ā WHAM!

Um, because this song is AWESOME. AWESOME.Ā Hapa Papa and I randomly quote this song throughout the year. Because WE are awesome.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gmARGvPlI]

1)Ā All I Want for Christmas Is You –Ā Mariah Carey

Instant classic. This song makes me super happy always. šŸ˜€ I don’t care that it’s cheesy and overplayed. LOVE IT. I remember when I used to work in Hollywood on Hollywood Blvd right across from the Scientology building and every Christmas, they would play holiday music on full blast for two weeks and I would hear this song at least a million times a day so by the time Christmas rolled around, I had heard it at least 14 million times (true fact). It hasn’t affected my love in the slightest. Enjoy!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXQViqx6GMY]

Alright, your turn! What are your favorite Christmas pop songs? Tell me in the comments and include the YouTube link if you can!