Can I just say a big thank you to XM Radio?
Yes, your billing department drives me crazy but there are a few reasons why I love you and keep you around....
1. Alt Nation - I love me some fabulous Indie Music!!
2. Comedy Channels - GREAT for long road trips
3. SEC Network - Fabulous for games if for some reason I can't be in front of the TV
4. KIIS - I get to hear Ryan Seacrest and all the latest hollywood gossip along with cheesy pop music...gotta get my fill sometimes! :)
5. And last but most importantly.......
The Christmas Line Up!!
Seriously, I love that I have so many channels to scan through during the month of December to find my favorite songs that make me smile!!
And this year, it's even better...XM has even more channels!
From contemporary holiday music to traditional favorites, make the Christmas party hop with songs by Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Richard Marx, Gloria Estefan Colbie Caillat, Josh Groban, Michael Buble and more.
Dream of a White Christmas with traditional holiday recordings from the '40s through the '60s by artists such as Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Ray Conniff, Nat "King" Cole and more
Rejoice in the sounds of the season with classical Christmas carols and holiday favorites performed by the greatest classical musicians of all time, including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Luciano Pavarotti, New York Philharmonic, Kings College Choir, Boston Pops, Thomas Hampson and more.
Make spirits bright with a wide-ranging assortment of country Christmas music, including Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Rogers and more.
Santa's got a brand new bag with classic soul and Motown holiday music from the '60s and '70s, including Aretha Franklin, Temptations, James Brown, Lou Rawls, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Dionne Warwick, The Jackson 5, The Four Tops, The Supremes, The O'Jays, Gladys Knight and more.
And even a little Latin Flair....
You’ll hear contemporary Latin holiday music and traditional sounds, including Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, José Feliciano, Aventura, Marco Antonio Solís, Christina Aguilera and more.
And we can't leave out Hanukkah!! :)
Celebrate the festival of lights with extensive collection of Hanukkah music, including contemporary, traditional and children's Hanukkah selections.
So see....XM makes the holidays DEEEEE-LIGHFUL in my little car!! :)
So now I have to share a few of my absolute favorites!
First, Wham! - Last Christmas, how awesome is this video!??!
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You, loooooooooooove this song!
John Lenon - Happy Christmas (War Is Over), now ya'll know I have a slight obsession with The Beatles and this song is a special one!
Baby It's Cold Outside - Elf Version....I love this song, I feel the need to sing it EVERYTIME I hear it. And this version is the best as I love Zoe Deschanel and Elf is one of my favorite Christmas movies (more on those later)
Angels We Have Hear On High, again...I hear this and think I can sing like Carrie Underwood....I can't.
Judy Garland - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, I love this song, LOVE...but why does it always seem so sad?!
Please Come Home for Christmas, great great song...reminds me of several Christmas Movies! And who doesn't like a good Bon Jovi version?!
And of course, Christmas Is All Around from Love Actually, HA!
Auld Lang Syne...the one from Sex In The City....LOVE THIS SCENE!
Frank Sinatra - I'll Be Home For Christmas, gotta love Frank!
Okay....that's all I can think of now...I'm sure I will think of SEVERAL more in my many car rides today! :)
What are your favorites?!