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Tuning the Holidays to 2010

December 23, 2010

Tuning the Holidays to 2010
by Kelsey Brown

It is that magical time of the year again, when finals are over and we return to the loving arms of our families just in time for the holiday season. Whether there is snow, rain or sunshine outside your bedroom window, we all have a little tender streak in our hearts for the winter holidays. 'Tis the season of decorating ginger bread houses, wrapping presents, and hanging obnoxious holiday lights in your sibling's bedroom before they come home from college. Nothing can get you into the holiday mood quite like some classic Christmas music. To entertain that spirit of Navidad in you, The Forum compiled a playlist of some Christmas tunes done by contemporary artists. Although the Run DMCMariah Carey, and N'Sync Christmas classics will always be in our hearts, the Forum thought we'd share some that you may not have heard yet. Some are new originals, while others are just covers of old favorites. The Forum has tried to include a little something for everyone, and this diverse Christmas playlist exemplifies the true Christmas spirit, as it is the only place where Taylor Swift and Kanye West can live peacefully together. Before we get to the playlist, we want to share one of our favorite new songs we found during our exploration of contemporary Christmas music. "Boots" was the single released by The Killers as part of a charity for Project RED. As they have for the past four years, The Killers are donating all proceeds from their holiday single to fight AIDS. Therefore, we encourage you to buy the song on iTunes rather than download it for free. "Boots" is an incredible song but the tear-jerking video is what really puts it at the top of my list. See for yourself.


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