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DJ Lucy Wrubel’s 25 Essential Holiday Songs

Get in the spirit with this playlist.
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If by the 118th playing of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” you’re ready to dismantle your Douglas Fir, Lucy Wrubel is here to help. Beloved by the Dallas glitterati for her eclectic, energetic sets, the Dallas DJ (not surprisingly) puts her own spin on seasonal playlists. Here’s her top 20 must-listen holiday songs to break up the musical monotony.

  1. “White Christmas,” Amazing Pilots
  2. “Christmas All Over Again,” Calexico with Nick Urata
  3. “Frosty the Snowman,” Cocteau Twins
  4. “Mistletoe on Death Row,” Dale Watson
  5. “Snow in Austin,” Ellis Paul
  6. “Snow Miser,” FM Static
  7. “Sleigh Ride,” Fun.
  8. “¿Donde Esta Santa Claus?,” Guster
  9. “You Make It Feel Like Christmas,” Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
  10. “Hey Merry Christmas,” The Heathen and The Holy
  11. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” Hollywood Drunks
  12. “Holly, Carol, Candy & Joy,” JD McPherson
  13. “Mistletoe,” Justin Bieber
  14. “Ribbons And Bows,” Kacey Musgraves
  15. “Deck the Halls,” The Last Bison
  16. “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Mariah Carey
  17. “It Snowed,” Meaghan Smith
  18. “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day,” Nick Lowe
  19. “Snow Plus Christmas,” The Pearlfishers
  20. “The Christmas Song,” The Raveonettes
  21. “Maybe This Christmas,” Ron Sexsmith
  22. “Just Another Christmas Song,” Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings
  23. “Wonderful Christmastime,” The Shins
  24. “Here Comes Santa Claus in a Red Canoe,” The Surfers
  25. “Señor Santa,” Y La Bamba

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