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Let Thoma Thoma get you in the Christmas spirit!

We asked our staff to select three Christmas favorites and explain why those songs made the cut. Enjoy a mix of the classic and the contemporary with the 2013 Thoma Christmas Playlist.

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John Mark Adkison

O Come All Ye Faithful – Josh Groban

Carol of the Bells – Emmy Rossum

The Christmas Waltz – She & Him

“Whether you’re watching Elf for the 97th time this month or listening to She & Him’s Christmas album, you’ve got to have Zooey Deschanel on your Christmas list.”


Diane Baxter

O Holy Night – Martina McBride

Happy Christmas (War is Over) – John Lennon

I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Lady Antebellum

“I have always been fortunate to spend EVERY Christmas with my parents and my sister and every Christmas with my sons since each were born and I know a lot of folks who don’t get to have that!”


Carol Cassil

Hallelujah Chorus – Handel’s Messiah

Little Drummer Boy – Bing Crosby

Oh, Holy Night – John Denver

“Hallelujah Chorus is just majestic and joyful, and it reminds me of being in the choir when I was in grade school.”


Stephanie Drangle

Dónde Esta Santa Claus – Augie Rios

Don’t Kill Me Santa – The Killers

Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth – Bing Crosby and David Bowie

“These three songs are all very different from each other, but I think they showcase how eclectic my family and I are — we love singing along to these ‘family classics’ every year!”


Brian Hodges

All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee

Christmas Lights – Coldplay

“In my opinion, All I Want for Christmas Is You is the best Christmas song out there.”


Kati Mallory

Let It Snow – Frank Sinatra

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting by an Open Fire) – Nat King Cole

Under the Mistletoe – Justin Bieber

“It’s Justin Bieber…and it’s awesome.”


Wade McCune

Players Ball (Christmas Version) – Outkast

Christmas In Hollis – Run D.M.C

I’ll be home for Christmas – Al Green

“The calming soul in Rev. Al’s voice has the effect of five glasses of egg nog — and you can still drive afterward.”


Suzanne Sage

Please Come Home for Christmas – Aaron Neville

For Unto Us a Child is Born” – The Roches

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow – Harry Connick, Jr.

“These a capella ladies take a fresh approach to ‘For Unto Us a Child is Born’ from Handel’s Messiah.”

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