OMG it’s Christmas Eve! It just snuck up on me out of nowhere. I still have presents to pick up, stockings to stuff, and a list of items that were supposed to be on my holiday gift guide (but I ran out of time to write it!).

Before we all take a break for the big day, I want to wish everyone around the world Happy Holidays, regardless of what you celebrate. If you’re celebrating Christmas tomorrow like I am, a merry, merry Christmas to you! Here are five holiday songs that capture the spirit of the season, and five wishes from me to you!

Harry Belafonte’s Mary Boy Child — in the hopes that you celebrate the reason for the season, and this holiday is about more than just gifts.

Stevie Wonder’s Someday at Christmas. On Tuesday morning in the airport on my way from San Francisco to Chicago, I saw the saddest thing ever. A soldier, in uniform, holding his baby boy. He was kissing his child’s face over and over again, in the apparent attempt to sear that memory into the baby’s mind. In the early morning haze, it occurred to me — this is what deployment is. The sight of this young family being torn apart made me wonder — will there ever be a Christmas without war? I pray there is one, in my lifetime.

Alegria, Alegria by Daisy Voisin. This is the Christmas music of my country, parang. I’m far away from home, and yearning for my holiday traditions. Here’s hoping you’re celebrating your own cultural traditions wherever you are!

Winter Wonderland, Louis Armstrong. I’m far away from the heat and festivity of Trinidad Christmas, but here in Chicago I’m getting a taste of what it’s like to be in a real winter wonderland. The lights and the snow are so magical! I’m very happy to be with my loved ones, all cozy at home, watching the snowflakes drift by the window. Hope you are warm, safe, and cozy wherever you are.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, by Jack Johnson. I’m a big Jack Johnson fan — his music is so breezy and laidback. And Rudolph has always been my favorite. Besides being whimsical, it’s the inspiring story of an underdog that rises to a position of leadership. Rudolph rules!

What are your musical Christmas wishes? Share with me!

And with those merry tunes, I’m off to a Christmas of last minute shopping, playing board games by the fireplace with my in-laws, and lots of gift giving. Love and laughter to you, bellas!

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The BeautyXchange says:
December 24, 2009, 1:34 pm
Wishing you a Merry Christmas full of love, health, and happiness!! Enjoy!
goldenstar says:
December 24, 2009, 2:15 pm
A peaceful and happy holidays to you and yours!
kisha says:
December 24, 2009, 8:06 pm
**deep voice** merry christmas from the temptations! OMG! im not in the xmas mood til i officially hear "oooo, in my mind, meeeeerry xmas (to eaaach) to all of you!
southernbella100 says:
December 24, 2009, 9:39 pm
Merry, Merry Christmas!!! OMG !! I'm so happy about my winning the Mally!! what an unexpected christmas treat!! :)!!! Blessings to you and your's sisterfriend!
Shell says:
December 24, 2009, 9:59 pm
Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Bella. I love Jack Johnson, too. My music christmas wishes all revolve around Nat King Cole. To me his voice is the essence of Christmas.
warrior11209 says:
December 24, 2009, 11:03 pm
Wishing a very merry Christmas to you and you family - although I am not a fan of Christmas music - it was nice to listen your picks.
BlackBetty says:
December 25, 2009, 12:50 pm
Merry Christmas to you and all of your readers. One of my favorite Christmas songs is White Christmas sung by The Drifters and Clyde McPhatter. It's so soulful and cute. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddVZOK_9UUI I may be working today but I'm in such a festive, fabulous mood that I don't care.
Caribbean Girl says:
December 26, 2009, 11:36 pm
Merry Christmas to all. Amongst my favourites at Christmas - Av Maria - and What Child is This.
Caribbean Girl says:
December 26, 2009, 11:40 pm
And... for those of you familiar with Barbadian calyso, there is one by Red Plastic Bag, which always makes my Christmas! (the name escapes me right now). Enjoy the season!
pets says:
December 27, 2009, 2:56 pm
A Trinidad "Happy Christmas!" to all who stop by at this site - hope to see even greater things for Bella in 2010!
ceecee says:
December 28, 2009, 2:34 am
Belated Merry Christmas wishes Bella! and have a HAPPY new year!

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