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A Soulful Christmas In July

I didn't think I would succumb to sharing with the world how freaking hot I think it is because every time I see one of you complaining about it on Facebook, I envision your head between a Foreman grill.

That might be pregnancy hormones speaking, but seriously; it's July, we're in Houston, it's our penance. We'll all be counting down the days to Christmas before you know it. Then it'll be time to bitch about shopping or return policies or "whatever it is you white girls complain about."

For now, let's take a few moments to prepare ourselves for the redeeming holiday that is Christmas. It's merely a glimmer in our eyes at the moment, but retailers are actually beginning to stock up with holiday spirit; and clearly, we all need a little bit of that this summer.

We selected some of the most feel-good, soulful Christmas songs we could find because we need the soul as much as the spirit. Plus, you can play these songs year-round and they'll still make you dance.

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Allison Wagoner