It’s the holiday season and what better way to spread the cheer then with the essential holiday hits playlist. I know, there is so much good holiday music that you could find 96 hours worth of good tunes to include, but that isn’t what a playlist is about is it? Nope, not at all.
I mulled through hours and hours of music for you to bring a taste of great modern songs mixed with the classics. There were some tough choices to make and several hits, including some of my favorites were cut. Songs like: “Do They Know It’s Christmas Time,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Run, Run, Rudolph,” and “We’re a Couple of Misfits” are classics just didn’t quite make the list. My very favorite song did make the list. Bonus points (and possibly a free cd of the playlist) if you can guess it.
So whether your a baby boomer, helicopter parent, teen or tween and whether you like country, rock or rap this playlist will be the perfect mix to entertain all types of guests for your holiday festivities. The length of this essential holiday hits playlist is just right for at home or at play. If you want a longer version, well then just go buy the Time/Life Box Set of Christmas Classics.
And to really kick-start the holiday season, the first three readers (or “nuts” as I like to say) who send an email to SquirrelsHateMe@hotmail.com will receive their very own copy of the playlist. Winners will be notified via email a day or so later.
Play in the listed order for a truly spirited listen. Enjoy.
Little Drummer Boy – Bing Crosby & David Bowie
Christmas Lights – Coldplay
Christmas Time is Here – Vince Guaraldi Trio
Last Christmas – Taylor Swift
Christmas Song – Dave Matthews
The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Lady Antebellum
Sleigh Ride – Johnny Mathis
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Barenaked Ladies & Sarah McLachlan
It Snowed – Meaghan Smith
Christmas Tree – Bryan Adams
Christmas Vacation – Mavis Staples
Wish List – Neon Trees
Christmas Wrapping – Waitresses
Merry Christmas Baby – Bruce Springsteen
Christmas in Hollis – Run DMC
Christmas Eve / Sarajevo – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams
Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives