Thursday, December 17, 2015

Holiday Playlist with a Jana and Erin Twist

It's that time again...time for Jana and Erin to bring you a playlist.  You know, the holiday season is upon us, and we'd be letting you all down if we didn't bring you our own version of a holiday playlist.  Yes, there are many bloggers who have posted their own enjoyable playlists.  This is a holiday playlist with a Jana and Erin twist.

The Season's Upon Us by the Dropkick Murphys -  What better way to kick-off a holiday playlist than with a group of aggressive Irishmen? 
Merry Christmas  Baby by Sister Hazel - If you aren't a fan of the sing-song type Christmas songs, then check out Sister Hazel's entire album.  They have enough grit (but not too much) to make it feel like you aren't listening to cheesy Christmas music.

I Won't Be Home for Christmas by Blink 182 - Pop punk icons that are completely irreverent should record a Christmas song, right?  Makes total sense.  This is a fun one.
Oi to the World by No Doubt - Want more pop punk fun in your Christmas song?  How about this one that really doesn't sound like a Christmas song at all?
All I Need is Love by Ceelo featuring The Muppets - More silly holiday cheer?  Yes.  But, is it a decent song?  Yes.
Christmas Wrapping by Spice Girls -The original by The Waitresses is probably a better version, but it's a rare moment that I'm going to want to post the Spice here it is.
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Anberlin - This song has been covered by many...admittedly, most aren't too bad.  You might have assumed we'd pick U2 because they'd be the most obvious choice for women who like rock music that grew up in the '80s and '90s.  But, no.  We picked Anberlin's.
Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid - Speaking of the '80s, this song holds Jana's title of "the only Christmas song on the radio I don't turn off". 
O Come All Ye Faithful/Oh Holy Night by Trans Siberian Orchestra - Trust me on this.  If you ever have the opportunity to see this live, do it.  Not kidding.  If you don't get goosebumps multiple times in a TSO performance, well, then, I don't know what to say about that.
Happy XMas (War is Over) by Winger - You didn't think Jana & Erin would create this playlist without some hair bands, did you?  Don't laugh at Winger.  This is a good version. 
Medley (Santa Clause is Coming to Town and Run Run Rudolph) by Bon Jovi - You didn't think Erin would have a hand in this playlist without Bon Jovi, did you?  C'mon.  It's a live clip, and Jon dances with Santa.  What's not to love?
Please Come Home for Christmas by Jon Bon Jovi - Hey, Jon Bon Jovi and Bon Jovi (the band) are two different things.  Plus, this is the sexiest Christmas video ever created.
Dominick the Donkey by Lou Monte - Because Jana allowed Erin two Christmas songs with Jovi in the artist, Erin has allowed Jana this song.
Christmas is the Time to Say I Love You by Billy Squier - Every time this comes on, I can't help myself, I sing, I sway, I want to say "I love you" to a loved one.
On behalf of Jana & Erin - Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Merry Festivus!


  1. omg i love these! no doubt, blink, muppets, dropkick murpheys - YES. what a fun list! off to listen to them haha

    xoxo cheshire kat

  2. Confession: For as much as I love music, I don't like Christmas music. However, a few of the people mentioned above are some of my favorite artists and unusual for the Christmas genre so I may have to give them a chance. I actually only knew of the Band Aid one (and it's because they did an updated version in 2014 with One Direction participating haha)

  3. Oh man, I love Trans Siberian Orchestra! They're going to be in Houston this week, but we won't have a chance to see them because Chris decided to go hunting instead. And I love that you threw a Spice Girls song in there! Girl Power!

  4. Hahaha Dominic the Donkey was on my list too! So funny. And I forgot about the Ceelo song- I really like that one! Love this list of Christmas music with a twist!

  5. How fun with some of these old school songs :)
    I'm addicted right now to N'Sync "Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays" :)

  6. Love, love, love this! Maroon 5 does a good version of Happy Christmas (War is Over) as well. :)

  7. I can't even tell you how hard this was for me. I can't stand Christmas music. I'm very much looking forward to our January one, though!

  8. CHRISTMAS WRAPPING!! Annd War is Over and Baby Please Come Home. Yes yes yes. Okay seriously the first time I heard of that donkey song was yesterday...and now again?! Should I know what this is??

  9. OMG.... omg omg... I love this ist!! Winger, Bon Jovi, Band-Aid, Billy Squire... you are my sister from another mister!!!

  10. Band-Aid is a good one. Winger is a classic, they did the song proud. The Dominic song makes me cringe.


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