Sounds of December
a special playlist featuring holiday songs and songs that aren’t holiday songs but fit the sound anyway
Christmas time/whateverholidayyoucelebrate time is upon us. This means Christmas music galore. This month I decided that my playlist would be pretty much holiday themed. Although clearly not every song on this list is a “Christmas song”, they are all songs that fit the general mood of the season. I was inspired to compile this “special” playlist after listening to Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud and thinking (out loud… see what I did there) about how much it sounded like a holiday song. The lyrics are obviously not holiday themed, but the tone of the music fits the mood wonderfully. So I made my song selections with the same idea in mind and mixed in a few holiday classics.
Within the playlist you’ll find classic Christmas tunes from Nat King Cole, one of my personal favorites, Bing Crosby, and a sprinkling of some festive Mariah Carey. Other seasonal songs from Kyle Massey (you know, the one from Cory in the House), Elvis Presley, and Jimmy Eat World.
On the flip side, with “Christmas songs that aren’t Christmas songs”, we have The xx, Etta James, OneRepublic, Coldplay, and even One Direction. All of these not-holiday-songs have an air of smoothness that blends them into the season, and they spice up the holiday mix.
I hope you enjoy this jumble of a playlist this month, or at least aren’t that
Happy holidays, with love.