What better way to celebrate the holiday season than to revel in the wonders of music! Music can be a powerful motivator, healthy coping mechanism, and fantastic way of promoting fun and fellowship with others. I asked the staff here at Magnolia Creek to send me some of their favorite holiday tunes and they did not disappoint. I present to you the mixtape for the month of December. See something you don’t recognize? Expand your holiday music collection this year!


“Last Christmas”—Wham!

“Snow”—Rosemary Clooney

“Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time”—Paul McCartney

“Happy Holidays”—Andy Williams.

“Carol of the Bells”

“O Holy Night”

“Happy Birthday Jesus”

“Joy to the World” (any version, but Mariah Carey does a great cover)

“Happy Xmas (War is Over)”—John Lennon

“Santa Baby”—Eartha Kitt

“White Christmas”—Bing Crosby

“Christmas in Dixie”—Alabama

“This Christmas”—Donnie Hathaway

“Christmas Time in Hollis Queens”—Run DMC

“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”—Brenda Lee

“Do You Hear What I Hear?”—Copeland

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”—Harry Brannon

“Mele Kalikimaka”—Bing Crosby

“Christmas Island”—Leon Redbone

“Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas”—Carla Thomas

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside”—Zooey Deschanel

“Do They Know It’s Christmas?”—Band Aid

“Santa Claus is Coming to Town”—The Pointer Sisters

“The 12 Pains of Christmas”—Bob Rivers