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Five Albums You Need This Holiday Season

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We’ve reached that time of year again. The time for hot cocoa, Christmas trees, and presents; the time for snow and books by the fire. Even with all of those lovely things, the Christmas holiday would not be complete without the right music. Music can set the tone for the holiday season. In fact, the right albums can make the wait for Santa and his reindeer that much more exciting and the wrong music can ruin the holiday entirely. We have compiled a list of five necessary albums/EPs this holiday season to keep you from making the wrong choice when it’s your turn to take the aux cord. This list is in no particular order, so feel free to mix and match. Happy Holidays!

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Merry Christmas by Mariah Carey
This album is a must have for every Christmas, every year, forever. There is the cult classic “All I Want for Christmas is You” and nine other Christmas classics like “Joy To the World” and “O Holy Night,” Mariah Carey is the undisputed queen of Christmas. The holiday would not be the same without her whistle notes and amazing register.
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Simply Christmas by Leslie Odom Jr.
The Tony Award-winning Hamilton star isn’t just good at playing and singing through the life of Aaron Burr. He masters and makes the Christmas classics his own. Our favorite songs on the album are “Winter Song,” “My Favorite Things,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Odom’s voice is as smooth as butter and wonderful to listen to. By the time you reach the last song, you’ll find yourself running to press the repeat button.

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Christmas and Chill by Ariana Grande
Though the young pop star’s EP only came out in 2015, the six-track EP was an instant classic. Though the title may give you pause, hear us out. The EP opens with an intro that a slow beat before Ariana Grande comes in singing “Welcome to this Christmas / only comes one time a year / you don’t want to miss this,” which slides seamlessly into our favorite track “Wit It This Christmas.” The track uses bells as a backing instrument and it actually works well. The EP is all about cuddling up all winter and holiday season with your significant other and who would hate that?

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The Preacher’s Wife Original Movie Soundtrack
Now, we know this isn’t technically a Christmas album, but it might as well be. The 1998 movie starred the late, great Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington and became an instant classic. A Christmas won’t go by if I don’t play the soundtrack straight through at least once. There is the favorite “I Believe In You and Me,” a song that can only be sung by Whitney herself. “Step By Step” follows and the track is upbeat and shares the message of going step by step until you get to where you want to be. All in all, the entire soundtrack is worth a listen a few times over. Go give this classic a try and thank us later.

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My Kind of Christmas by Christina Aguilera
Though the album came out in 2000, we still listen to it every year.  “The Christmas Song” is a staple and “Christmas Time” is, too. All of the classics are on this album too, but with the Christina flair. Say what you will about Christina Aguilera oversinging, but she made one heck of a Christmas album sixteen years ago.
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Five Albums You Need This Holiday Season: Featured image courtesy of Ariana Grande

2015 Oscars After Party Looks

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Just when you thought all the Oscar coverage was over, along came the after parties!
After the curtains closed on the 87th Annual Academy Awards this past Sunday, February 22, our favorite stars exchanged their luxurious gowns, suits, and dresses for even more gorgeous gowns, suits, and dresses! From Jennifer Lopez’s curve-hugging, sheer Zuhair Murad Couture gown to Kate Upton’s classy black Roland Mouret dress (can I have it?), we’re showcasing all our favorite looks from the after parties, including the annual Vanity Fair bash, below. And trust me, there’s a lot.

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger in Donna Karan Atelier ©Getty Images


Emma Stone

Emma Stone in Altuzarra ©Venturelli/Getty Images


Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones in Saint Laurent ©Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage


Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld ©Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images


Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley in Valentino Couture ©Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images


Kate Upton

Kate Upton in Roland Mouret ©Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images


LUPITA NYONGO

Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein ©Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage


Sofia Vegera

Sofía Vergara in Zuhair Murad & Joe Manganiello ©Venturelli/Getty Images


ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Alexandre Vauthier ©Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage


RPattz

Robert Pattinson in Dior Homme ©Venturelli/Getty Images


Christina Aguielera

Christina Aguilera in Marc Bouwer ©Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage


Beyonce

Beyoncé in Stella McCartney ©Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic


JLo

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad Couture ©Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images


Kat Dennings

Kat Dennings & Josh Groban ©E. Rodriguez/WireImage


Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr in Emilio Pucci ©Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage


Suki Waterhouse

Suki Waterhouse in Burberry ©Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images


Which of these 2015 Oscars After Party Looks is your favorite? Do you think the stars looked better for the actual ceremony or for the parties? Let us know in the comments below!
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BY MEGAN PORTORREAL

The Voice Returns

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After spending time away these last two seasons to record new music (yay!) and expand her family, Christina Aguilera is back on The Voice for season eight. Aguilera, who will judge alongside other musical legends like Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Pharrell Williams, is said to be gunning for the trophy this season, which Shelton earned last year through his contestant Craig Wayne Boyd.
Shelton:BoydAs usual, this season kicks off with the blind auditions which, if you’re new the show, is when hopeful contestants perform for the judges, who are facing away from them. If the judges like what they hear, they can press the center button and turn to see who the person that is singing is – a creative way to ensure unbiased decisions by the judges. Depending on how many judges turn around, the contestant then has the power to choose which team he or she would like to be a part of for the duration of the competition. A nerve-wracking process for both competitor and audience alike.
Aside from my hopes that the infamous Levine and Aguilera feud gets re-ignited with the reunion of the two original judges, I also can not wait for the A-list mentors that are lined up for this season. Us Weekly reports that this season’s talent will get advice from chart toppers like Lionel Richie, Ellie Goulding, Nick Jonas, and Meghan Trainor.  While it will be a couple weeks until these famous faces make their debuts during the “battle round” of the competition, I can’t wait to hear what they have to say to the competitors.
If you can’t wait any longer, check out this first look at season eight which premieres Monday, February 23rd at 8/7c on NBC!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja2sQfOE2KE
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The Voice Returns: Photographs courtesy of Trae Patton/NBC

Christina Aguilera Expecting Baby Number Two

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xtinaReports surfaced this week saying that Christina Aguilera & her new fiancé, Matthew Rutler are expecting their first child together! Aguilera, already a mother to her son Max, 6, from her previous marriage to Jordan Bratman just recently became engaged to Rutler this past Valentine’s Day. Things are happening so fast for her, but it’s good to see she is happy! (Eonline)
Rutler and Aguilera originally met while she was filming Burlesque, where he was working as a production assistant. I’m guessing Aguilera was the “best view on Sunset Strip” for Rutler, (Burlesque fans feel me on this one ;D).
We certainly wish congratulations to Christina and Matthew on their exciting news! All we know for sure is, that baby will be very lucky!

– by Amanda Sikoral

(photo courtesy of Eonline)