2016: What a shitty year. I unfortunately can't promise that we'll wake up and the past month (hell, year!) will have just been an entire season of Dallas, but I am here to give everyone - and myself - a little respite. This Christmas season I just couldn't bear to put together another 12 days of miserable Christmas songs (plus, my mother-in-law made me promise I wouldn't), so I'm going in the opposite direction.

Christmas Love, Billy Idol

Christmas in New Orleans, Louis Armstrong

A Charlie Brown Christmas, Vince Guaraldi

Tit for Tat (Ain't No Taking Back), James Brown

Sleigh Ride, et al.

All I Want for Christmas Is You, Mariah Carey

Mele Kalikimaka, Bing Crosby

My Favorite Things, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass

Christmas in Hollis, Run-DMC

The Chipmunk Song, Alvin & the Chipmunks

Come On! Let's Boogey to the Elf Dance!, Sufjan Stevens

Feliz Navidad, Jose Feliciano