For Mike, life is all about finding that perfect mix of fun and hard work.

It’s Christmas Eve and I’m laying here listening to some Ray LaMontagne to calm my nerves before the madness begins. Music always affects the mood I’m in and Christmas is no exception. So for something completely different, for today’s post I’m offering up my Holiday play list with the songs I love during this time of year.

1. Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Bruce Springsteen
2. This Christmas – Donny Hathaway
3. White Christmas – The Drifters
4. Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
5. Wizards in Winter – Trans Siberian Orchestra
6. Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry
7. I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Michael Buble
8. Baby It’s Cold Outside – Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel
9. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Dean Martin
10. Christmas in Hollis – Run DMC
11. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2

I’ll be enjoying these tonight, along with some Hot Buttered Rum and Mulled Wine. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!