Oh hi, I’m addicted to holiday music.

my favorite holiday party playlist I howsweeteats.com

Growing up, I’d start listening to Christmas music on November 1st. In fact, just a few years ago when I was stuck at a desk and so miserable in my job, I started listening to it in OCTOBER to cheer things up. Last year, I barely listened at all (1989 was my Christmas music, true life) while waiting on Max, so I’ve definitely been bingeing this year bigtime.

I’m absolutely in LOVE with the playlist above for dinner parties and get togethers.

P.S. this is my current spotify holiday playlist below… and I keep adding things to it. I’m hooked.

Um, also, can we talk about my absolute FAVORITE holiday albums? This is one of my obsessions and crazy enough, I own the actual CD for most of these, as opposed to just downloading it. Like, I still buy the tangible CD even today in 2015! There happen to be a bunch more albums I love, but I narrowed it down, hello, TWENTY. These are on repeat constantly throughout the season. Some play to my elderly soul (I’m a Fanilow) but are super nostalgic for me to listen to and remind me of holidays as a kid. What are your absolute favorite ones?!

my favorite holiday albums I howsweeteats.com

Row 1: dave barnessteve tyrell98 degreesbarry manilow

Row 2: frank sinatramichael bublekristin chenowethchristina aguilera

Row 3: dave barnespentatonixmariah careyNSYNC

Row 4: lady antebellumcharlie brown christmastrans siberian orchestrajosh groban

Row 5: idina menzelkelly clarksonmatt wertzshe and him 

This stuff makes me ridiculously happy.