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Holiday Songs: 20 Guaranteed Heartwarmers

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Christmas Eve is here. And today is no time for cynicism, irony or nastiness of any sort. Time instead to make something nice to eat, clink your glass with a loved one, and count your blessings with total sincerity.

Preparation is over. The moment to let it go and be happy starts now. To help set the mood, we offer twenty of the most joyous, uplifting, totally Christmasey of all Christmas songs known to man.

We Wish You A Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year!

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JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)






WIZZARD - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day






NAT KING COLE - The Happiest Christmas Tree






THE THREE WISE MEN (aka XTC) - Thanks For Christmas






BIG STAR - Jesus Christ





DARLENE LOVE - Marshmallow World





THE CRYSTALS - March Of The Wooden Soldiers






BEACH BOYS - Little St. Nick





BURL IVES - Holly Jolly Christmas






RUN-DMC - Christmas In Hollis






JACKSON FIVE - Up On The Housetop






NAT "KING" COLE - The Christmas Song






BING CROSBY AND DAVID BOWIE - The Little Drummer Boy






CHUCK BERRY - Run Rudolph Run






BEAUSOLEIL - Papa St. Nick






VINCE GUARALDI TRIO - Skating






REM - Toyland






CHARLES BROWN - I'll Be Home For Christmas






PEGGY LEE - The Christmas Waltz





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