Songs You Should Listen To This Christmas

Okay it’s been way too long since my last post. It’s amazing how busy life can get, and all of a sudden a month has passed without me even realizing.

Speaking of time flying by, it’s almost December again! When did that happen? You know what that means though, it’s almost time to start playing the Christmas music. I’m going to be honest with you here, and tell you that I’ve been listening to festive playlists non-stop since the beginning of the week. Usually I have a “no Christmas music before the 1st of December” rule, but when I saw the Happy Holidays genre pop up front and centre on Spotify on Monday, I just couldn’t resist.

So, to get us all into the Christmas spirit, I thought I’d share five Christmas songs that I absolutely love. Although I do enjoy the classics, I have to admit that I can’t get enough of all the poppy tunes that are gracing my Spotify playlists. So, for those of you who also get great joy out of hearing insanely poppy Christmas jams, here is my round up of Christmas songs you have to listen to this year

Mistletoe – Justin Bieber

This has been a staple in my December playlist every Christmas for a good four or five years now. Every time I hear it, I find myself swaying along, imagining I’m sitting by a fire, watching it snow outside. Which is quite the opposite to the classic beachy weather we are used to at Christmas time here in New Zealand.

My Only Wish (This Year) – Britney Spears

This one takes me back to being about 12 years old, dancing around the lounge on Christmas Eve with my brothers and sister. I think it was featured on one of those Christmas compilation CDs. It’s exactly what you would expect of a Britney song from the year 2000, an upbeat pop-tastic song about wishing for her true love.

 

All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

I think this one speaks for itself,  isn’t this everyone’s favorite Christmas song?

 

Underneath The Tree – Kelly Clarkson

If you’re a Kelly Clarkson fan, you’ll probably love this one. It’s upbeat, and rivals Mariah’s All I Want For Christmas in my books (big call I know). Literally every time I hear it, I have this urge to throw my hands up in the air and sing “YOU”RE HERE, WHERE YOU SHOULD BEEEE”. This is another one of those songs that makes me really sad that we don’t get to experience the magic of a white Christmas here in New Zealand.

 

Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande

I’m not usually a big Ariana fan, but this one is just so fun to sing along to. It turns out Ariana has a couple of Christmas albums, who knew?

 

So, that’s a round up of the songs I’m looking forward to singing my little heart out to this Christmas.

What are your go to Christmas songs? Comment and leave a link below to your favorite songs, and I will give them a listen.

Favorite Things Part 1

I’ve been thinking lately about how important it is to have a positive outlook on life. Sometimes it is the littlest things that can turn a bad day into a better one, and so I thought I would share a few of the things that have made me happy this week.

Movie: Hunt for the Wilder People

This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. It is heart-warming and hilarious, which made it perfect pick me up for a Thursday night.

It is a very much a New Zealand film, complete with beautiful scenery and thick Kiwi accents. I do wonder if part of the appeal of this film, for myself and those that I have spoken to about it, is that it is in someway relatable. After all, it’s not often that we see our culture and hear our accents on the big screen. I would love to hear what someone who is not so familiar with New Zealand would think of this film.

If you haven’t seen Hunt for the Wilder People yet, check out the trailer here.

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Playlist: Spotify – Songs to Sing in the Car

Ok, this has to be one of the best playlists yet. Every single song is an absolute banger. I’m talking Spice Girls, Beyonce, Bon Jovi, Grease and so so much more. It’s not often that my boyfriend and I can find a playlist that suits both of our music tastes, but if ever there was one, this is it. Next time you’re going on a road trip, bust this one out.

TV Show: Girls

Can we just talk about how amazing season 5 of Girls is. I have been a big fan of this show since I first discovered it a few years ago, but I am absolutely loving the character development that we are seeing this season.

Even though the girls find themselves in some crazy situations that I couldn’t even dream up if I tried, the characters are still so damn relatable. These girls are navigating their way through their twenties just like I am, and I love that. They also get to figure out who they are, while living in New York City, which makes the show even better.

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What have you been loving this week??