8 Songs That Get Me In The Holiday Mood

8 Songs That Get Me In The Holiday Mood

When November 23 came, I was more than ready to blast those tunes.

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It is not to early to make your Christmas playlist, trust me, I already did and I am just waiting to blast it out loud. If you do not have one of these songs on your playlist, what you doing boo?!!!! Get it together. All these hits deserve to be in your ear and filled in your room while you are cleaning or doing certain homework assignments.

1. This Christmas - Chris Brown 

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"Ooh, the fireside is blazing bright
We're caroling through the night
And this Christmas will be so special for you and me, yes, it will be"

2. Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt

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"Santa baby forgot to mention one little thing, a ring
I don't mean on the phone
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight"

3. Let It Snow - Boyz || men 

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"Ohhh, come over here and help me trim the tree
I want to wrap you up baby
Maybe then you'll see you're the only present I need"

4. 8 Days Of Christmas - Destiny Child's 

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"The feeling that I feel is so good, he makes me feel so in la-la-la-la-love
If he only knew what he does to me, my man, my man, my baby
Oh he makes me feel so lovely, so sexy, I'm so in la-la-la-la-love
How I love him for his generosity, my man, my man, my baby"


5. All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey 

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"Oh, I won't ask for much this Christmas

I won't even wish for snow
And I'm just gonna keep on waiting
Underneath the mistletoe won't make a list and send it
To the North Pole for Saint Nick
I won't even stay awake to
Hear those magic reindeer click"




6. Silent Night - The Temptations 

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"Silent night, holy night
All is calm and all is bright
Round yon virgin, mother and child
Holy infant, so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace, ooh
Sleep, sleep in heaven, heavenly peace"




7. Santa Clause Is Comin' To Town - Jackson 5

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"Oh, you'd better watch out

You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you whyOh, Santa Claus is comin' to town, oh yeah
Santa Claus is comin' to town
Santa Claus is comin' to town"



8. I Saw Mama Kissing Santa Clause - Jackson 5 

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"I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus
Underneath the mistletoe last night
She didn't see me creep
Down the stairs to have a peep
She thought that I was tucked up
In my bedroom, fast asleep"




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5 Reasons To Thank A Veteran

I thank you not just today but everyday.
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This weekend is Veteran's Day.

Sometimes we forget the true meaning of the holiday and instead we just enjoy a day off of work or school. I know when I was younger, I knew what the holiday was for but I never truly appreciated it. I don't think that was from me being young, it was just because a lot of people in society do the same. When they see why they do not have to go to work they think about everything a veteran has sacrificed for maybe a brief moment and then continue on with their day. I felt it was important to share a few reasons you should thank a veteran not just on Veteran's Day, but everyday.

1. They put their life on the line to save yours.

Service men and women's lives are in so much danger every single day. They have a much greater chance of losing their life than everyday civilians and they do this to save you. These people may not know you personally but they still risk everything for you. This world is a scary place and without our armed forces, America would not be the country it is today. They do not want you to have to go to the horrible countries out there if you don't want to. If they did not volunteer to risk everything, they know you would be forced to. Military lives are very important, but they are willing to sacrifice so that the greater population can live in peace.

2. They believe in a better tomorrow.

Today, scary terrorist attacks are happening all around us. Tomorrow, there's a good chance they still will be; but a serviceman will tell you they are working for change. Everyone wants change in the world but it's those who serve who make the biggest impact. Thank a veteran or a current serviceman for believing that the world doesn't always have to be so nasty. Without our veterans we may still be under British rule, or Germany may have taken over the world. We just do not know. We underestimate how much America's armed forces have done for each of our lives.

3. They give everything even when they have nothing.

Veterans tend to help throughout their whole lives, not just in the military. Those who have the passion to help others often join the military to help the nation in the biggest possible way. However, when they come home they become civilians like you and me. Often times they do not have anything when they come home, and they still give anything they can. A veteran is likely to give you the shirt off of their back if they thought you needed it more than them. Do veterans a favor and help them in return. They have done everything they possibly can for you, we as a nation should do the same for them.

4. They are separated from their families for months or years so that you don't have to be.

Who knows what this world would look like without our military men and women. When they enlist they have to say goodbye to their families for months and sometimes even years. Yes, technology has helped us stay in contact with them now-a-days but back in the day they relied on letters. I don't know about you but mailing a letter from the desert does not sound very reliable. They are missing birthdays, holidays, and their kids' science fair project. They are missing vital years of their lives with their families. This is something you should thank anyone who has ever served for.

5. They do the job that is worth millions for so much less.

Those in the military protect our lives. They do so much that we could never even fathom to save their country and those inside of it. Their job is worth so much more than what they do get paid and we just turn a blind eye. Make sure you tell a serviceman thank you for doing one of the most dangerous jobs, the most honorable job, for next to no pay.

Thank you to all the veterans out there as well as those who currently serve. I thank you for my life because without you there is a good chance I would not be where I am today. I thank you not just today but everyday. You deserve much more than you receive from this world. I appreciate you.

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14 Ways To Show You Love Someone This Valentine's Day

You don't need to use the word love to prove it.

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Love means different things to everybody, and on top of that there's a ton of different types of love. You love your favorite food, you love certain hobbies, you love your family, you love your friends, and you love your significant other. Telling your significant other that you love them for the first time can be nerve racking, even if you fully mean it. But when you take a step back and think about it, you've probably told them that you love them already, just without saying those exact words.

You don't need to use the word love to say/prove it, so if you aren't ready to say it yet, if you think it's too soon to say it or the timing just isn't right but you want to make your Valentine feel loved, say and do these 14 things this Valentines day instead.

1. Tell them that they look incredible today.

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2. Ask about how their day was.

3. Ask how their family and friends are.

4. Help them with things they need to get done.

5. Surprise them by making their favorite food, or dessert together.

6. Take them out to eat at their favorite restaurant, or any place that they choose.

7. Open doors for them, and pull out their seat.

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8. Hold their hand, snuggles, forehead kisses, hand kisses, cheek kisses...okay so just kisses in general.

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9. Reassure them with kind words if they are having a tough day or week.

10. Write a love letter about how they make you feel.

11. Bringing them their coffee in the morning, or another one.

12. Tell them that you're proud of them.

13. Telling them to "Drive safely", and "Get home safely."

14. Calling them before bed and letting them know that you had a great day with them.

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