Love is All Around: Romantic Christmas Hits

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It’s cold, it’s getting darker, and Christmas music has begun playing on every radio station. It can be hard to fight your way through all that muck, but we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of five of the best Christmas tunes, ever.

TLC — Sleigh Ride

This old jam can’t be overlooked. At the height of this group’s career, they took a chance making songs that were doomed for failure. While some might say this song didn’t push TLC to the top, it certainly wasn’t their downfall.

Amy Winehouse — I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus

Winehouse’s unique voice cracks the song in places that would seem unsettling, but just like everything she did, it turns out perfect.

Dean Martin — Let It Snow

Okay, it’s old and not so hip. But there can be some goodness to antiquity. This song is just that. Simple and sweet with Martin’s deep voice singing lyrics as simple and effective as pop music gets It’s an easy song to turn on, turn off the lights and snuggle up next to your loved ones.

She and Him — Baby It’s Cold Outside 

It seems that Zooey Deschanel really is everywhere these days. On the tv, the movie screen, and also in our ears. Her voice isn’t the traditionally pretty girly voice, but it works for her. Her voice in this classic song is just another reason why we love her so much.

Mariah Carey — All I Want For Christmas is You

Obviously no list would be complete without this classic. Mariah Carey set the bar high: we don’t think anyone has performed a Christmas song better than this one, and honestly we don’t think anyone will ever be able to.