It’s been a couple of years since I’ve dropped any Christmas music on you. Prior to Rdio (RIP) and other music services, it was a little more of a chore to source and share decent tunes. It takes work to put these together but I do enjoy it for a few reasons:
- I like decent Christmas music
- What they play on the radio is good to get you into the Christmas spirit but after a few days it becomes quite repetitive
- It’s fun to share with others
Due to work and life, I haven’t had a great deal of time to go actively searching for new stuff this year. But, ironically, due to the fact that we’ve been working crazy-late hours the last couple of weeks, I have been able to listen to hours of random playlists and been able to toss a few tracks I’ve liked to my own Spotify (RIP Rdio + please hurry up Pandora Premium) playlist.
Some of you who have followed along for years might know that there’s a few tracks I think are imperative to a quality, heavy-rotation Christmas playlist. Some of them aren’t available on music services and only exist on the hard drives of folks like you and I; it’s up to us to carry the torch for the next generations. Heavy burden, I know. Those tracks aren’t on the Spotify version of Creepy Santa below; if you want the extra good stuff, you’ll have to download the ZIP folder and play it the old fashioned way (iTunes).
If nothing else, the download might be worth it for the smiles track 20 can induce; it’s a modern day take on the creepiness that is Baby, It’s Cold Outside.
Without further ado,
1. Present Without a Bow - Kacey Musgraves, Leon Bridges 2. All my Christmases - Jillian Edwards 3. Glow - Brett Eldredge 4. O Cristmas Tree - Martin Sexton 5. Jingle Bells Cha Cha - Pearl Bailey 6. Mr Right - Leona Lewis 7. Merry Christmas Baby - Hanson (yep, that Hanson) 8. Just Like a Shooting Star - Dani and Lizzy 9. I'll Be Home - Meghan Trainor 10. Sleigh Ride - Tamar Braxton 11. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Zach Gill, Jack Johnson 12. Merry Christmas Mama - Emily Rowed 13. Just Another Christmas Song - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings 14. Christmas is Leading me Home - Haylel Sales 15. Ribbons and Bows - Kacey Musgraves 16. Someday at Christmas - Jack Johnson 17. White Christmas - Zach Gill 18. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas - Brett Eldredge 19. Hallelujah - Pentatonix 20. Baby, It's Cold Outside (with consent) - Lydia Liza 21. Bing Crosby - Happy Holiday (Beef Wellington Remix) 22. O Holy Night - Troy Andrews
Download: Creepy Santa 2016
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