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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. ­čśÇ 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) River┬á–┬áJoni 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 –┬áWHAM!

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

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

1)┬áAll I Want for Christmas Is You –┬áMariah Carey

Instant classic. This song makes me super happy always. ­čśÇ 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!