Mistletoe Madness: Jennifer Estep’s Holiday Playlist

Posted December 18, 2013 by Jennifer in Author Guest Post | | 16 Comments


Help me welcome today’s author, the gracious Jennifer Estep. She’s the author of not one but three series, Elemental Assassin series (adult urban fantasy), Mythos Academy series (young adult urban fantasy) and the Big Time series (adult paranormal romance).

Greetings! First of all, thanks to Jennifer for hosting me on the blog today. Thanks so much, Jennifer.

So the holiday season is upon us, which means lots of gatherings and lots of gift giving. One of my favorite things about this time of year is presents, and one of my favorite things about presents is wrapping them.

I like wrapping gifts in quirky paper, disguising an obvious gift like a book or CD inside a box, or giving someone an unexpected gift that they really like. But most of all, I enjoy seeing the presents sitting under the Christmas tree, when it’s nighttime, and the soft white lights from the tree cast a silvery glow on the packages below.

But, as we all know, wrapping presents is also a lot of work. So to help pass the time and get me in the holiday spirit, I often put on some music while I wrap gifts. Here are some of the tunes on my holiday playlist. There are lots of different versions of many of these songs, but these are some of the ones that I like.


Holiday Playlist


First up, I want to share some songs by The Killers:

And here are some other holiday songs that I like by a variety of artists:

I also like quirky tunes, including these Christmas-themed ones:


And finally, here are some songs that I think are holiday classics:


What about you guys? What’s on your holiday playlist? What’s your favorite thing about the holiday season?



the-spiderTHE SPIDER
Elemental Assassin Series, Book #10
Release Date:December 24, 2013


How did I end up in a career where I always have blood on my hands?

Well, let me tell you a story about an assassin who thought she could do no wrong …

Ten years ago. A blistering hot August night. I remember like it was yesterday. The night I, Gin Blanco, truly became the Spider. Killing people is what I do best, especially now that I’ve honed my Ice and Stone magic. But back then, I had yet to learn one very important rule: arrogance will get you, every single time.

This particular job seemed simple: murder a crooked building contractor with ties to ruthless Fire elemental Mab Monroe. My mentor, Fletcher Lane, had some misgivings, but I was certain that I had the situation under control … right up until I exposed my weaknesses to a merciless opponent who exploited every single one of them. There’s a reason assassins aren’t supposed to feel anything. Luckily, a knife to the heart can fix that problem, especially when I’m the one wielding it …

The Spider is available at:

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Jennifer-Estep-4-240x300About Jennifer Estep

Jennifer has worked as a features writer and page designer for a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper and has more than 10 years of journalism experience. She’s a member of Romance Writers of AmericaScience Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and other writing groups.

Jennifer’s books have been featured in CosmopolitanEntertainment WeeklySouthern Living, and a variety of other publications. You can follow her on FacebookGoodreads, and Twitter. Also find out more about Jennifer Estep and her books over at her website.







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16 responses to “Mistletoe Madness: Jennifer Estep’s Holiday Playlist

  1. Debra

    The Waitresses Christmas Wrapping is my favorite modern song but Handels Messiah is the one that feels like christmas. 🙂

  2. Cyndi Snyder

    Santa Claus is coming to town is one of my favorite fun Christmas songs for a normal Christmas song Winter Wonderland

  3. Bn100 — Thanks! That’s another classic holiday song.

    BookAttict — Thanks! I haven’t heard of that song. I’ll have to check it out sometime.

  4. BookAttict

    My fave is Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses.

    Happy Holidays and thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  5. Twimom — Thanks! I also really like the song My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music. I usually put some music on or turn the TV on when I’m wrapping. It makes it seem like less of a chore.

  6. My favorite secular Christmas song is The Christmas Song sung by Nat King Cole – it’s always the first one I have to play each year. I also love O Holy Night, and there are a few versions that I adore. Good luck wrapping (I detest it!)

  7. There’s a few songs I don’t like and a few singers I don’t care to hear but overall I enjoy all of it. We just leave the radio on Christmas music from Black Friday until Christmas day.

  8. Texas Book Lover — Thanks! I like the Carol of the Bells a lot too.

    Heather — Thanks! I like a lot of Reba’s songs too.

    Rhonda — Thanks! I like The Chipmunk Song a lot too.

    The Book Nympho — Thanks! You should check out The Killers’ Christmas songs then. They are definitely a little different.

  9. TheBookNympho

    I’m not a traditional Christmas music lover. I like songs from South Park lol. Thanks to my retail days working at GAP I like some of the pop songs like Last Christmas by Wham, Step into Christmas by Elton John, and All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey.

  10. Rhonda D

    I love Santa Got Ran Over by a Reindeer, The Chipmunk Song and Adam Sandler’s Turkey song.:) Thanks for sharing!

  11. Heather W

    Christmas this year by Tobymac is probably one of my favorites but I’d also put in Silent Night sung by Reba MacEntire.