Plum pudding. I bloody hate the stuff. Mince pies – not a fan. Eggnog? Blerrrrgh. I guess that’s why the traditional Christmas fare at our family celebration includes cold ham, barbecued sausages and potato salad, followed by chocolate ripple cake, pavlova and lemon meringue pie for dessert. Mmmmm. Pie…

Today we’re kicking it off with a gem from the Jovi. Oh yeah.

Please Come Home For Christmas – Bon Jovi

I’ve always liked this one, and this is a great version.

All I Want For Christmas Is You – David Melilo

Taking it down a notch with the wonderful Judy Garland.

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Judy Garland

And the Christmas carol that always makes me think of watching Home Alone as a kid:

Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee