Holy cow, people! We’re one week away from Christmas! Are you ready? I’ve got almost all my shopping done (a little behind this year!) and have massive wrapping looming, but I happen to enjoy wrapping presents, so that part doesn’t stress me out in the least.

Plus this year I actually have room to wrap, so that’s a plus right there! This time last year we were in the throes of selling our previous house and working towards closing on this one – I’m excited to enjoy our very first Christmas in this awesome house!

Meanwhile, it’s Monday and since it’s December, as is our tradition the theme for Monday’s Music Moves Me is Holiday Music all month long! How festive! Grab your favorite holiday tunes and dance along, won’t you?

Let’s start off with an American pop boy-band, that was assembled on September 27, 2016, each of whom had previously recorded as solo artists. Their newest album was released just a few weeks ago, and I’m really enjoying this little Christmas ditty.

Give a listen to Why Don’t We with “Merry Little Christmas”:


It goes without saying that the holidays are a time of reflection, love, and joy for most. As the decor and ambiance of the season officially gets underway, this artist’s new song could be the new Christmas ballad you never knew you needed. It’s not necessarily the upbeat song you may be used to, but it’s still powerful on its own.

The final installment of her trio of claymation videos, this is a great finale for her mini series.

Here’s the inimitable Sia with “Underneath The Mistletoe”:

Ugly Christmas sweater season is here and this funny family is getting into the spirit, whether the neighbors like it or not. The family is truly stylin’ with their total lack of style for the holidays in this hilarious music video.

Have fun with the Holderness Family with “Ugly Sweater Anthem”:

Last, but not least – Christmas came early for fans of this next group, when they announced they were officially reuniting for an all-new Christmas album, their first in four years. The last time they released a Christmas album was 1999. They were quoted as saying:

“That’s one of the things that we’re most proud of that we’ve done. We loved it, the way it came out. We also feel strongly about these memories that you make when you listen to Christmas songs… we still talk about what we were influenced by, by Christmas now. So, to be a part of a family tradition and something that [our fans] put on every year, that’s something — that’s pretty magical.”

Without further ado, here’s 98 Degrees with “Run Rudolph Run”:

That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday, see you on the dance floor!

Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:   PhotobucketI have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohort, Callie from JAmericanSpice, and our awesome friend Cathy, from Curious as a Cathy.

Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!


  1. Howdy, Stacy!

    Great mewsic! I think it’s so cool that you shared Sia and 98º today because last Thursday I shared Sia’s newest Christmas album which features “Under the Mistletoe” and tomorrow I 98º newest album will run on my blog. Whoo-hoo, great minds think alike!! The Holderness Family just crack me up and they have such fun making their silly videos but that poor, poor doggie what cruelty to put reindeer antlers on its head. lol Friday was National Ugly Sweater Day, so this was a great song choice. 🙂 Have a blessed and joyful week. I can’t believe Christmas is ALMOST here!!!

  2. That Why Don’t We number was pretty good, and you know me, I’m not really all that into boy bands.

    The animation in the Sia song was good, better than the song, if you ask me. XD

    I was just reading today that we can blame the ugly sweater trend on Canada. Here’s the article: https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ugly-christmas-sweater-history-where-to-buy-253030. The song was funny. That family has done a lot of videos, haven’t they?

    That’s the best cover of Chuck Berry’s “Run, Run Rudolph” I think I’ve heard. Reminds me that we had a business law professor named Ron Rudolph. Only had him one day, but really enjoyed him, more than my regular business law professor…

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  3. It was lovely to get home from work and have these songs to listen to. Hope you have a great final week before Christmas!

  4. hOLY Cow That’s the most fun I had all day! Great collection of Merry fun for sure! Big hugs & Christmas must have skates on cuz it’s coming way too fast for me. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU & YOURS MY FRIEND!!! GREAT JOB ALL YEAR FOR SURE!!! LOVE & HUGS TO ALL & HO HO HO!!!!!!

  5. What a great post! Run Rudolph Run is my favorite Christmas song, and I had never heard 98 Degrees’s version. I was pleasantly surprised! I also love the Holderness Family. Have you seen their “Colder Weather” parody? It was hilarious!

    And on a final note? I have never seen Sia’s face before now. I don’t know why she hides it!

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