My Top 10 Christmas Songs

My Top 10 Christmas Songs

Jingle bells, jingle all the way....

It’s Christmas Time! This year has gone so fast, I can’t even believe it. Here are some of my favorite Christmas songs to get you in the holiday mood.

1. The Gift by Adrienne Houghton This is a new song that I stumbled upon and fell in love with it. I like the message of the song and how it talks about how important love is! Heard the Bells on Christmas Day by Casting Crowns.

2. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day by Casting Crowns

I always liked the hymnal version of this song, and when I heard the Casting Crowns version it instantly became one of my favorites. I think that this song is so beautiful both the words and the melody.

3. Santa’s Coming for Us by Sia

This song is so catchy, and the upbeat rhythm always puts me in a good mood. Sia has so many good songs and this is among one of my favorite of them.

4. Christmas C’mon by Lindsey Sterling featuring Becky G

I love Lindsey Sterling’s music, so when I heard she was releasing a Christmas album, I was so excited. Out of all the song on this album, if I had to pick just one this collaboration with Becky G is my favorite. The violins and the pop beat mixed in with it, just makes it perfect!

5. Mistletoe by Justin Bieber

You didn’t think I was going to leave out this song, did you? Circa 2011, I had this song on repeat and this Christmas I shall have it on repeat once again.

6.Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire by Nat King Cole

For this one, we're bringing it back to one of the oldies. This song is a true classic, it’d calming and soothing. Nat King Cole has a truly beautiful voice.

7. O’ Holy Night by Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey or as some might call the Queen Of Christmas. I remember singing this hymn as a child on repeat. But Mariah’s voice seems as if you are listening to an angel’s.

8. All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey

And yes, I definitely had to put this song. How could I not? It's just such an awesome song.

9. Underneath the Tree by Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson, her voice is awesome, and what I really love about her music is the rhythms and beats behind it. The pop beat this song has will cause it to get stuck in your head once you hear it.

10. Last Christmas by WHAM!

This song gets stuck in my head every time I hear it, plus it a classic, which makes it even more of a great song.

I hope these songs were able to put you in the Christmas spirit. And wherever you may be, have a very merry Christmas!

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What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Get yourself sorted and find out where you belong in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.

Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.

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