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Holiday Music

Queen of Hearts Conquers Holiday Album

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Marjoriet T. Matute

Focusing on what she wants, Sariah never waits -- she goes and gets it.

Emma Pulls a "Little Drummer Boy"

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 02.22.2014 | Comedy
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Emma's a poor actress pa rum pa pum pum She has no gift to bring pa rum pa pum pum Emma shows up to Christmas with no gifts. Would you all mind if...

Embracing the (Music) Spirit of the Holiday Season

Aly Walansky | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Aly Walansky

The Christmas season is the time of year where humans are pretty much obligated to be happy and find it within themselves to be kinder to one another. But what if you are not happy?

LISTEN: 21 Christmas Songs To Compliment Your Holiday Season

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Nothing gets us more in the holiday mood than our favorite yuletide tunes. From timeless classics such as Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas ...

'All I Want For Christmas' Songwriter: 'It's Not My Favorite Song I've Ever Written'

HuffPost Live | Lauren Betesh | Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Mariah Carey’s "All I Want For Christmas" has been the number one song for almost 20 years. "It’s just a real good honest little song," said the s...

What Is It About Holiday Music That Pulls At Our Heartstrings?

Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living

By Rachel Pomerance Berl Here's a riddle for you: When is a song not exactly a song? When it's a Christmas song. Sure, holiday hits will take cu...

Pentatonix Wins Christmas, And We Love It

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.18.2013 | Entertainment

You might remember Pentatonix from the group's cover of "Little Drummer Boy," which took the Internet by (Christmas snow) storm. Well, Pentatonix ...

The Only Christmas Song You'll Ever Need To Hear

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Arts

It's not unexpected that we get a multitude of submissions sent in to us here at The Huffington Post. What is unexpected, however, is this submission ...

U.S. Air Force Band Surprises Museum Goers With A Holiday Music Flash Mob

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.10.2013 | Arts

Visitors at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC might have been expecting to see airplanes or space shuttles, but were su...

Underrated Christmas Tunes: 10 Hidden Gems to Spruce Up Your Holiday Playlists

Thomas McKenna | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Thomas McKenna

As much as I love those time-honored, mainstay songs, sometimes we need a little variety in our year-end arsenal besides the classic Bings and Franks and Rods and Nat Coles.

31 Holiday Songs You Need To Listen To This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment

Although many of us have been listening to holiday music for weeks, Thanksgiving marks the "official" start of the holiday season. In honor of the...

The A Cappella Version Of 'Little Drummer Boy' You've Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.18.2014 | Entertainment

The holidays are just around the corner, and who says you can't break out a little Christmas music even before Thanksgiving? Pentatonix thinks it's ok...

8 Must Have Holiday Albums For 2013

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.22.2013 | Entertainment

Kelly Clarkson, "Wrapped in Red" (RCA Records) The goal of any artist making a holiday record is to put their own signature on these time-honored son...

10 Things Musicians Need to Do Now to Prepare for the Holiday Season

Chris J. Mooney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Chris J. Mooney

The holidays represent a lot of things: time with family, a break from work or school, food, gifts, and some more food. But something that may not be so obvious is that the holidays present great opportunities for musicians.

LISTEN: Not Your Traditional Holiday Album

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.26.2012 | Detroit

Not everyone gets into the Christmas spirit with Bing Crosby or Nat King Cole. Some people prefer their seasonal music with an edgier twist -- and we'...

My favorite Christmas Music

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels My listening to Christmas music is usually limited to whatever is playing i...

Fa-La-La: 6 Great Gifts For Music Fans This Holiday

Posted 12.11.2012 | Fifty

This year there's something for every post 50 holiday music fan, from new spins on old classics by Rod Stewart and James Taylor to new tunes from Robe...

Is This The Best Christmas Song Ever Or Just The Weirdest?

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 12.10.2012 | Weird News

Christmas is a time of cheer and, as part of the holiday joy, people will take out their old seasonal favorites. But as great as songs like "Rudolp...

WATCH: The Best Christmas Songs That Are Actually Funny

Posted 12.23.2012 | Comedy

For every Christmas song that actually makes us laugh, there are about a dozen cringe-worthy Yuletide tunes that drive the world crazy for a month at ...

WATCH: Coach Puts Stylish Spin On A Classic Holiday Tune

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.02.2012 | Black Voices

As you begin decking the halls and spreading cheer this season you might want to add a new tune or two to your holiday playlist. While Mariah Carey's ...

Holiday Carols to Improve Children's Focusing Power (A Sample Playlist)

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Parents
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

I turned on the radio. The station we usually listen to was playing a holiday song, and that was followed by another. From past years, I knew that their playlist would now be straight-up holiday music for the next month or so. That's when I got the idea.

Calexico Premieres Their Very Merry Single

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.30.2012 | Arts

'Tis the season for your favorite indie bands to cover your favorite holiday songs. "Holidays Rule," a new album on Hear Music/Concord Music Group, fe...

All The Thanksgiving Music You Could Ever Need

Posted 11.21.2012 | Entertainment

The following article was provided to us by our friends at Songza, an innovative music streaming and lifestyle website. During the final days of au...

'Tis the Season To Be a Chart-Topping Musician

Alexandra Holzer | Posted 01.06.2013 | Entertainment
Alexandra Holzer

Mashing is one of todays new ways of mixing music and piano, and Christmas is no different. Isadar has a unique style, no doubt, and a break-through ability to remain in the mainstream, and not do what everyone else does.

Time For Racist Christmas Songs

Chayma Boussayoud | Posted 03.02.2012 | Home
Chayma Boussayoud

I overheard some questionable music while my sisters were watching Glee. At first, I tried to ignore the auto-tuned voices I normally hear in Glee, but the lyrics got to me.