Happy Holidays! Or if you speak Catholic, Merry Christmas!

Yea I said it, so what? PC Principal ain’t got nothing on me.

Look, even the Chicago Bulls are getting in on the action holiday action. So what better way to start off our 2015 Ultimate Christmas Music Guide than with the Chicago Bulls practicing on the court with a live orchestra?

And not just any live orchestra; we’re talking about the Chicago Youth Symphonic Orchestra. So, stop delaying the inevitable and watch this video before moving on.

If that didn’t put a pep in your holiday step, then how about watching this video of Tom Izzo getting in the holiday spirit by performing a live accordion performance for his players and fans.

Still nothing? Geez…it looks like we have a full-fledged Grinch on our hands.

If those two cheery videos didn’t get you thinking warm and pleasant thoughts then keep reading and listening.

Because somewhere in this magical guide of festive holiday tunes exists a song so decadent, so transcending that not even Chris Kringle himself could resist cracking a smile.

And, no: I will not be including this Mariah Carey song. Even though I just did. Damnit.

Enjoy this holiday music manual with a warm glass of ‘nog.

Golden Oldies

Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby

Folks dressed up like Eskimos? Tiny tots with eyes all aglow…

Merry Christmas Baby” by Ike and Tina Turner

I’m feeling mighty fine. Got good music on my radio…

“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid

And there won’t be snow in Africa this Christmas-time…

“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” by Darlene Love

Pretty lights on the trees, you should be here with me…



Michael Buble Christmas Spectacular

Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again…

“I’ll Be Stoned For Christmas” by Dent May

I’m sorry, papa. Got an angel on my treetop and a devil on my mind…

Tran-Siberian Orchestra

On this night, on this night, on this very Christmas night…

“Last Christmas” by Wham!

I gave you my heart. And the very next day you gave it away? Bitch.

Guilty As Charged

Kenny G and Dolly Parton

Christmas without you like a mystery with no clue…

“What Christmas Means To Me” by Hanson

I see your smiling face like I’ve never seen before; though I love you madly it seems I love you more…


Nostalgia/Cry With Me

Home Alone Soundtrack


Love Actually

It’s true what they say…love is all around us…


The crowd jumps to their feet giving the author a cheerful, standing ovation. As the author takes a bow, tears roll down the cheeks of tiny children in the front row for they’ve finally realized the true meaning of Christmas. 

I mean holiday.