'Christmas Wrapping' by The Waitresses and Fairytale of New York by The Pogues (featuring Kirsty MacColl) are the two songs that put me in the holiday spirit and are staples for any Holiday Mix.
Today I read the background story on how 'Christmas Wrapping' came to be which is well worth reading. I did not realize that this was the 25th anniversary of The Pogue's classic. Beat Surrender has compiled an impressive collection of covers and the original as well at their site that is definitely worth a visit.
"So "Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Couldn't miss this one this year!" and 'I've got a feeling, This year's for me and you, So happy christmas."
It's the music that matters....