Alright guys, you know what this is about. It’s that time of year, and let’s be honest…it’s been that time of year for me since August. No, really – I tried to find local Christmas trees in October and I was quite upset to learn that they were not available until late November. Never fear, though, because I am fairly certain that I was the first tree customer of the season from the Jewel parking lot down the street.
I’ll keep it short and simple, because if you scroll down a little more on my blog (remember when I blogged…?), you’ll see a much more detailed post about my Christmas playlists. But I have exciting news… I have officially re-branded (because #advertising) and updated all of my playlists, and I’m pretty. darn. stoked. about it. And if you’re new here, yes you read that correctly – that’s playlists plural, because for the best time of the year and the best music genre of all time, there is simply no way to put all of that music in just one playlist. I mean, come on. There’s simply no better way to brighten a mood than a Christmas song, and don’t even try to argue with me on that.
SO, without further ado, here are your links to the updated Spotify playlists (sry Apple Music users, that’s a no from me, dawg). Save ’em, share ’em, and add to them if a favorite song or album of yours is missing! I’ve made them all collaborative for that exact reason. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and most important of all, Happy Listening 🎄🎁⛄❄️🌟
Playlist #1: Classic Christmas Tunes
This should be a go-to. These are Christmas songs you hear while grocery shopping, on your local holiday radio station, that you grew up on, and that you’ll just never not know. Think: a lot of Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Gene Autry, and of course, Bublé. Approximate run-time: 9 hrs.
Playlist #2: Modern Christmas Tunes
Did your favorite current artist just release a Christmas album? It’s on this playlist. Spotify Singles? You betcha. Unlike the first playlist, these are not the Christmas songs that you grew up on, but sometimes we just need something new! And a new holiday tune or remix never hurt anybody. Approximate run-time: 32 hrs (and growing…).
Playlist #3: Calm Christmas Tunes
Perfect for putting on when you’re trying to unwind from a long day, or while you’re trying to focus on that spreadsheet or project you’ve been putting off. Ideal when enjoyed near a fireplace (if you don’t have a real fireplace, YouTube fireplace is fine, a la Ina Garten). Approximate run-time: 35 hrs.
Playlist #4: Christmas Party Tunes
A NEW playlist from the last time I blogged about Christmas music, this playlist is ideal for having people over and partying, but given that we’re in a pandemic and we should only being partying with ourselves and/or families/covid pods, put this on shuffle and get your egg-nog on in your favorite Christmas jammies, and you’re sure to be in for a good time. Approximate run-time: 19 hrs.
Playlist #5: Jazzy Christmas Tunes of Yester-Year (+ Now)
Besides Playlist #7 (plz scroll), this is definitely my favorite of the bunch. This playlist used to be reserved just for older, more jazzy holiday music, but I’ve recently added a ton of more recent or current holiday jazz music, because we don’t discriminate by decade in this house. And who doesn’t love a good jazz vibe?! Approximate run-time: 39 hrs.
Playlist #6: Ultimate Christmas Tunes
This is it: the full monty of Christmas playlists. Take every single Christmas song made and put it in one place, and that’s what this playlist is. We’re talking all genres, including the Gucci Mane christmas song I recently discovered (trust me, it’s a banger). That being said, if there’s a song you know or love that somehow isn’t on this playlist, PLEASE be sure to add it. Current approximate run-time: 151 hrs (and counting…).
Playlist #7: Paige’s Christmas Faves
The only playlist on the list that isn’t collaborative, this is my personal arsenal of favorite Christmas music. If you somehow couldn’t already tell, this time of year (and especially this music) is very sacred to me, and these are the songs that get the chosen honor of being considered my favorites. Leading the pack, forever and always, is the main title from Home Alone, because nothing says Christmas spirit more than Home Alone and the O’Hare airport scene. Well this year for me, it’ll be the monotonous 5 hours of driving through Ohio to get home to VA, but you get the point). Approximate run-time: 13 hrs.
And if you’d made it this far, here’s one final parting gift for you. *Sung to the tune of Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Black and Yellow’* – YEAH, uh-uhh you know what it is, CHRISTMAS MUSIC CHRISTMAS MUSIC CHRISTMAS MUSIC CHRISTMAS MUSIC.
Sorry, it’s late and I’ve had some wine. MERRY CHRISTMAS Y’ALL.