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KERA Staffers Try And Shake Loose The Holiday Songs Stuck In Their Heads

Sippanont Samchai

Turn on the radio, walk through a department store, watch just one online ad, and you’re at risk of getting a holiday song stuck in your head. Here's a montage of holiday-season earworms — love ‘em or hate ‘em, and a rundown of the tune KERA staffers just can't shake loose.

Rachel Osier Lindley

"Auld Lang Syne"

Stella M. Chávez

Band Aid: "Do They Know It's Christmas?"

Justin Martin

Nat King Cole: "The Christmas Song"

Gus Contreras

Augie Rios: "Donde Esta Santa Claus?"

Molly Evans

Mariah Carey: "All I Want for Christmas is You"

Chris Connelly & Stephen Becker

Paul McCartney: "Wonderful Christmastime"

Krystina Martinez

NSYNC: "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays"

Stephanie Kuo

Otis Redding: "White Christmas"

Hady Mawajdeh

Donny Hathaway: "This Christmas"

Rick Holter

Kay Starr: "The Man with the Bag"

Courtney Collins has been working as a broadcast journalist since graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2004. Before coming to KERA in 2011, Courtney worked as a reporter for NPR member station WAMU in Washington D.C. While there she covered daily news and reported for the station’s weekly news magazine, Metro Connection.