Playlist: For Your Holigay Parties

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A bunch of ‘straddlers around the world have already hung out at magical, mystical, and all-around festive holigay meet-ups and parties, but the fun is nowhere near over! There’s holigay parties ’til the end of December, and if there’s one in your city, I dare you to play this mix. I also dare you to play it on Christmas morning, on Christmas evening, on the way home for the holidays, the day after your family celebration while you’re eating leftovers, next time you drink any kind of seasonal cocktail or beer with a few of your bros, and when you’re bored. I don’t mean to play my own drum over here, but it’s kind of just that good.

For Your Holigay Parties

Christmas In Harlem – Kanye West
One More Sleep – Leona Lewis
Last Christmas – Ariana Grande
Not Tonight Santa – Girls Aloud
Sleigh Ride – Spice Girls
Little Drummer Boy – Wyclef Jean
Happy Seasons – Earth, Wind, & Fire
Merry Christmas Happy Holidays – *NSYNC
Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade
What Christmas Means To Me – Stevie Wonder
Cheetah-licious Christmas – The Cheetah Girls
Little Saint Nick – The Beach Boys
Mele Kailikimaka – Bing Crosby
Merry Christmas Baby – Stevie Wonder & Wyclef Jean
Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney & Wings
Christmas Wrapping – Waitresses
Feliz Navidad – José Feliciano
Underneath the Tree – Kelly Clarkson
It’s Christmas Time – Smokey Robinsons
Santa Baby – The Christmas All Stars
All I Want for Christmas – TLC
This Christmas – Macy Gray
Christmas Is Only Good If You Are A Girl (Boy) – of Montreal
Oi To The World – No Doubt
Children Go Where I Send Thee – Natalie Merchant
Christmas Is – Run D.M.C.
I Wanna Kiss You So – Girls Aloud
Best Christmas Ever – Wonder Girls
When I Get Home For Christmas – Snow Patrol
Winter Dreams (Brandon’s Song) – Kelly Clarkson

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Carmen spent six years at Autostraddle, ultimately serving as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director. She is now the Consulting Digital Editor at Ms. and writes regularly for DAME, the Women’s Media Center, the National Women’s History Museum and other prominent feminist platforms; her work has also been published in print and online by outlets like BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic and SIGNS, and she is a co-founder of Argot Magazine. You can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

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  1. So many of my favorites on this playlist – thank you !

    I *love* the Run D.M..C. track. I’m probably one of the only people here old enough to remember it!!

  2. Like. I have no useful conversational contribution, I just couldn’t leave this page without expressing this. Like, like, like.

  3. So so so Carmen you ARE magical – I put this mix on for the walk to work, opened the front door and SANTA RODE PAST ON A BICYCLE!!!!

    Dear Carmen, I am now sending all my Christmas wishes to you.

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