Can I be honest? I’m one of those people who starts playing Christmas music as soon as the clock strikes midnight on November 1st (I may even play it year-round, but in the words of the iconic Tabitha Brown, “that’s my business”). Even if you are the biggest Grinch, I guarantee you’ve caught yourself singing along to Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas is You” as it plays on repeat in every retail store during the holiday season—it’s inevitable.
Thanks to the growing pandemic, most of us will be partaking in socially distant, solo, or virtual festivities this year—disrupting long-standing holiday traditions. In my family, our tradition is playing our favorite Christmas playlist while we decorate the house and play cards on Thanksgiving night. Although I’m not physically spending Thanksgiving with my family, I’ll be upholding our tradition of grooving to Christmas jams all day long!
No matter how you’re celebrating the holidays this year, grab your libations and decorations, and enjoy this playlist of Christmas gems—the classics and some new grooves!