California Christmas Playlist

It is officially Christmas time! And with that lots, and lots of Christmas songs! Fun fact about me: I love Christmas music, but I often strive to find the most unique and offbeat Christmas songs out there. The blame I think rests with my dad, because it wasn’t Christmas unless we listened to Dr. Demento’s Christmas Novelty Album. Now, most of you I’m sure love a good classic like “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” or “Carol of the Bells” and don’t get me wrong, I love those too! But now that I’m here in sunny Southern California (where it was 90F yesterday!) I find some Christmas standards a little difficult to relate to, not that it snowed much in Portland either, but it was colder! So today I’d like to share a few more relatable Christmas songs (some old, some new) for those fellow Californians! And a few honorable mentions for other warmer areas of the US!

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California Christmas

Over the weekend Patrick and I did a bit of last minute Christmas shopping. We’ve been super busy lately and while getting dressed up to go shopping is always appealing, we were rushing around so I opted for a more casual, but still festive look.

So here’s a somewhat random fact about me, I love Christmas music, and often the funkier the better. I blame my dad, because Dr. Demento’s Christmas album was a staple of my childhood (And every Christmas I change my ringtone to “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas”), so I love adding unique and often ridiculous tunes to my already massive collection. Thus I was thrilled to be introduced to some fresh tunes off of the mix Christmas CD that was in Hicksville’s jukebox, including this gem here by Gram Rabbit:

Mexican Tourist Jacket: Don’t remember!
Western Shirt & Cowboy Boots: Buffalo Exchange, Ore.
Jeans: Freddies of Pinewood
String Tie: Magpie, Portland, Ore.
Silver Bell Earrings: Private Sale
Purse & Belt: Found by my dad
Rings: Gift, Expo, and an antique shop in Astoria…don’t recall the name.