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STAFF PICKS: Our favourite Christmas songs

December 24, 2014 - 8:21 AM

The sounds of the season; ringing bells, mall Santa’s ho-ho-hoing and Christmas carols blasting over store speakers. It will either put you in the mood for the holidays, or it will make you wish it was all over already.

Either way, we all have a favourite Christmas song or two. From traditional to fun and sentimental to cheerful, our newsroom has rounded up our top Christmas songs sure to put a smile on your face.

For Kamloops reporter Jennifer Stahn it was hard to pick just one song. While she tends to enjoy the more fun songs — she does have a nine-year-old daughter — she also enjoys the more traditional songs, especially when done a capella. Here are a few of her favourites, from an a capella version of Little Drummer Boy to Porky Pig's Blue Christmas.

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Penticton reporter Steve Arstad enjoys this classic version of Please Come Home for Christmas by The Eagles.

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If you're looking for something a little different maybe the top Christmas song according to our Kelowna reporter is more up your alley.

"This song got me through a lot of tough times, well not really, but it's awesome," Adam Proskiw jokes.


For Kamloops reporter Glynn Brothen the entire album from A Charlie Brown Christmas is a long-time favourite.

"This album has been playing every Christmas in my house since I can remember. It's the perfect accompaniment to gift-opening."

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Assistant editor Howard Alexander prefers anything Boney M when it comes to the holidays, and who can blame him? Boney M has long been the go-to Christmas album in many households and stores.

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Are you a Let it Snow fan? This version is a fun take on an old classic, and the top pick from Vernon reporter Charlotte Helston.

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If you're a fan of The Killers you probably already know this, but they release a new Christmas song every year. Here are three family favourites from editor Marshall Jones.

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What are your favourite Christmas songs?

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