“I refuse to buy into these comparisons, because you don’t see it happening to men. All you seem to see is “Which New Mother Is Sexier?” “Who’s the Hotter Mama?” “Who’s Got The Better Booty?” If we continue to show young girls that they are being compared to other girls, we’re doing ourselves a huge disservice as a society. I surround myself with smart, beautiful, passionate, driven, ambitious women. Other women who are killing it should motivate you, thrill you, challenge you and inspire you rather than threaten you and make you feel like you’re immediately being compared to them. The only thing I compare myself to is me, two years ago, or me one year ago. How does 1989 measure up to Red, sales-wise? You just try to lead by example, and you hope, someday, that if we talk about feminism enough, maybe we’ll start to actually see it make a difference in the way young girls perceive themselves and each other”. (x)


Traditional Holiday [LISTEN]

       i. Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful)// Luciano Pavarotti ii. Auld Lang Syne // Guy Lombardo iii. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing- Gloria (In Excelsis Deo) // Mariah Carey  iv. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)// Nat King Cole v. O Come All Ye Faithful // Nat King Cole vi.O Little Town of Bethlehem// Burl Ives vii. O Holy Night // Il Divo viii. Gold Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen // Bing Crosby ix. Joy to the World// Faith Hill x. Silent Night // Johnny Cash

Classic Holiday [LISTEN]

        i. Happy Holiday // Peggy Lee ii. Santa Baby // Eartha Kitt iii. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree // Brenda Lee iv. Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney // Ella Fitzgerald v. Frosty the Snowman // Nat King Cole vi. Rudolph the Red- Nosed Reindeer // Bing Crosby  vii. Where Did My Snowman Go? // Petula Clark viii. All I Want for Christmas [ Is My Two Front Teeth] // Spike Jones ix. Santa Claus is Coming to Town // Frank Sinatra x. Jingle Bell Rock // Bobby Helms  xi. Boogie Woogie Santa Claus // Mabel Scott  xii. Mrs. Santa Claus // Nat King Cole xiii. C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S // Eddy Arnold xiv. Frosty the Snowman // Jackson Five  xv. Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer // Elmo & Patsy xvi. Baby, It’s Cold Outside // Dean Martin xvii. Winter Wonderland // Louis Armstrong xviii. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) // The Chipmunks xix. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus // The Ronettes xx. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) // Elvis Presley xxi. A Marshmallow World // Dean Martin xxii. Feliz Navidad // Jose Feliciano xxiii. Santa Claus is Coming to Town // The Jackson 5 xxiv. White Christmas // Bing Crosby xxv. Jingle Bells // Sammy Davis Jr. xxvi. You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch // Thurl Ravenscroft xxvii. Winter Wonderland // Tony Bennett xxviii. I’ll Be Home for Christmas (If Only in My Dreams) // Frank Sinatra xxvix. Happy New Year // Judy Garland

Rock Holiday [LISTEN]

        i. Christmas All Over Again // Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ii. The Christmas Blues // Bob Dylan iii. Happy Xmas (War is Over) // John & Yoko and the Plastic Ono Band iv. Do They Know It’s Christmas? // Band Aid v. Step Into Christmas // Elton John vi. 2000 Miles // Pretenders vii. Wonderful Christmas Time // Paul McCartney viii. Last Christmas // Wham! ix. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town // Bruce Springsteen x. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) // U2 xi. Father Christmas // The Kinks xii. Thank God It’s Christmas // Queen xiii. Blue Christmas // Elvis Presley xiv. Jingle Bell Rock // Hall & Oates xv. Run Rudolph Run // Chuck Berry xvi. Silent Night // Johnny Cash

Pop Holiday [LISTEN]

        i. Santa Baby // Kylie Minogue ii. I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas // Bon Jovi iii. Oh Holy Night // Christina Aguilera iv. All I Want for Christmas is You // Mariah Carey v. You Don’t Have to be Alone (On Christmas) // NSYNC vi. Happy Christmas (War is Over) // Maroon 5 vii. Spread a Little Love on Christmas Day // Destiny’s Child viii. Christmases When You Were Mine // Taylor Swift ix. Winter Paradise // Destiny’s Child x. Once Upon a December // Liz Callaway xi. My Only Wish (This Year) // Britney Spears xii. Christmas Time // Backstreet Boys xiii. I’ll Be Home for Christmas // Whitney Houston xiv. Christmas Lights // Coldplay xv. Please Come Home for Chritmas // Grace Potter and the Nocturnals xvi. I Don’t Wanna Spend One More Christmas Without You // NSYNC xvii. White Christmas // Lady Gaga xviii. Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow // Michael Buble xix. Merry Christmas, Baby // Christina Aguilera xx. Oi to the World // No Doubt xxi. Baby It’s Cold Outside // Leon Redbone and Zooey Deschanel xxii. Happy New Year // ABBA

Alternative Holiday [LISTEN]

        i. Christmas Tree // Lady Gaga ii. The Fallen // Franz Ferdinand iii. Santa Through the Back Door // 30 Seconds to Mars iv. A Great Big Sled // The Killers v. Not Tonight Santa // Girls Aloud vi. Santa Looked a lot like Daddy // Bowling for Soup vii. Merry Christmas // The Ramones viii. Oi to the World // The Vandals ix.  All I Want for Christmas is You // My Chemical Romance x. Yule Shoot Your Eye Out // Fall Out Boy xi. Don’t Shoot Me Santa // The Killers xii. There Ain’t No Sanity Claus // The Damned xiii. What’s This? // Danny Elfman xiv. Feliz Navidad // It Dies Today xv. Credit Crunch Christmas // The Toy Dolls xvi. Mr. Grinch // D.I. xvii. I Won’t Be Home for Christmas //  Blink- 182 xviii. Merry Christmas I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight // Bowling for Soup xix. Punk Rock Christmas // The Ravers