Not to trash on the holidays, but the music just has to stop.
I know that the holiday season has officially kicked off when I hear Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas" over the sound system in the mall and sure, I'll admit that it's fun to sing along to the lyrics while I’m stuck in line on Black Friday, deliriously racking up my credit card debt at two in the morning. But as the days count down to Christmas, I start to roll my eyes when I hear the same reel of holiday tracks.
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And it’s not just Mariah Carey. It’s all of those holiday songs that we’re bombarded with during the holidays from car radios to TV commercials. And I know I’m not alone in thinking the song "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is creepier than it is romantic. A real date where someone says, 'Say, what’s in this drink?' never ends well.
I’m sick of Mariah, I’m sick of Elvis, and please make the stupid Adam Sandler Hanukkah song stop. Heck, even Bing is getting on my nerves by now. So if you’re in a Grinchy kind of mood like me, here’s a playlist of romantic tunes to put you and your significant other back in the holiday spirit (and won't want to make you hurl your eggnog).
"Christmas Lights" by Coldplay
Imagine wandering the snowswept city streets, admiring the windows of department stores dressed in garlands and poinsettias, and the twinkly lights around Christmastime. The holiday season is the perfect time for romance isn’t it? The simple, sentimental Pink of piano keys will pluck at your heartstrings — and make you hold your significant other a little tighter.
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