Tonight my friend asked me to get some songs that her sister wanted for a family slide show. So now I sit here with 8 songs on my desktop that all evoke feelings of love, joy, togetherness and celebration. What more could you want at this time of year? So get that new Kid Cudi, watch that Bon Iver video, catch up on your Kanye West, and check out how to make beats on your iPhone. After you’re finished, get in the holiday spirits with this music, chosen by a real life mother of three. Happy holidays from Pigeons and Planes!

Sister Sledge – We Are Family
The Pretenders – I’ll Stand By You
Elton John – Can You Feel The Love Tonight?
James Taylor – Your Smiling Face
Stevie Wonder – You Are The Sunshine of My Life
Kool and the Gang – Celebration
The Temptations – The Way You Do The Things You Do