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Mix Tape: 101 Holiday Tunes

Holiday 2018 Playlist

‘Tis the season to update your holiday playlist…

 

Turn up the Sonos and press play because The JetSet Family’s is streaming our 101 Favorite Holiday Songs because friends, this is by far my favorite topic of the year!

 

Do you hear what I hear?

 

The moment I feel that chill in the air, without fail, I get my Christmas tinsel in a tangle and begin to quietly stress out over which jingle jams to include on my holiday playlist. I like to switch things up from year-to-year, and for those just tuning in, I take this DJ Santa Claus gig task quite seriously. It is filled with my favorite Christmas carols both new and old, and ones you probably have never heard, but you are going to love.

 

♫ Stream: The JetSet Family’s 101 Favorite Holiday Songs

 

Well, this year? I think (ummm…I mean, I hope,) I’ve nailed it. I made a playlist, and I’ve checked it twice, I’ve paid attention to hear which were naughty, and which were nice, and I’m really pleased with the final list. I have included over 100 of our family’s favorite Xmas songs to move and groove to.

 

If we’re being honest (and I’m always up for a good chuckle,) the amount of time and energy I spend on carefully curating this list, picking each song, and then strategizing the flow, and energy of the entire vibe, I should really be the Calvin Harris of Christmas music by now. But nope. Instead, I’m more like the resident  DJ in the Land of Misfit Toys. I don’t give up though, and I hang on to the Christmas spirit and I keep on, keepin’ on. I’m constantly on the lookout for new tunes and the “it” Christmas song. You know the ones I’m talking about, the standouts like “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” by U2, or, the “rickrolls” of holiday music like “Last Christmas” by Wham! and the ditties that are immediately considered contemporary classics like my personal favorite, “Christmas Treat” by Julian Casablancas

Holiday Christmas Playlist

The Best Ways to Enjoy Holiday Music at Home

 

I really hope you enjoy this gift filled with six hours of sweet holiday melodies. There are plenty of familiar numbers for you to jingle jangle to this holiday season, including modern takes on some great classics. And don’t worry, we made sure to keep a few traditional Christmas songs in the mix as well.  please make sure to let us know which songs you would like for us to include in the future.

 

PRESS PLAY

 

“Alexa, play Acoustic Christmas on SiriusXM.”

 

Oh, and here’s another little nugget of Christmas cheer for you, did you know since the Sonos found out Target is an Alexa-enabled device, from now until December 25th, you can also enjoy one of SiriusXMs holiday stations for free? Yep. No email, credit card or credentials are required.

Here are a few of the stations you can enjoy while you finish wrapping presents, bake your favorite holiday cookies, send out your Christmas cards, and toast good friends and loved ones at your holiday party: Holly – Contemporary holiday hits, Holiday Traditions – Traditional holiday music from the ‘40s through the ‘60s, Hallmark Channel Radio – Timeless Christmas carols and music, Radio Hanukkah – An extensive collection of Hanukkah-themed music, as well as daily reflections and prayers. (Available through December 10) Country Christmas – Traditional holiday favorites and original sounds of the season from classic and contemporary country stars, Holiday Soul – R&B Christmas classics, Acoustic Christmas – Acoustic holiday classics from well-known singers and songwriters, Christmas Spirit – Christmas music and holiday favorites from contemporary Christian artists, Mannheim Steamroller Channel – Featuring Mannheim Steamroller, known for their blend of symphonic music with elements of new age, rock and modern Christmas music, Holiday Pops – Classical Christmas carols and other holiday favorites performed by the world’s most popular classical performers, 70s/80s Christmas – Familiar Christmas and holiday hits from the 70s and 80s, Rockin’ Xmas – Classic Christmas songs that rock including hits, rarities and live tracks, Holiday Chill-Out – Downtempo electronic holiday music, Jazz Holidays – Christmas favorites from classic legends and contemporary jazz stars, and Navidad – A festive blend of contemporary and traditional Latin classic favorites.

 

From all of us at The JetSet Family, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and an awesome 2019!

What Is Your Favorite Holiday Song?

I really want to know! By sharing your tips, recommendations and memories in our comment section below, you help fellow members of The JetSet Family community learn, grow, and enjoy each other. 

 

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10 COMMENTS
  • Beeb Ashcroft November 17, 2015

    This is awesome, thank you for sharing your playlist! I just started following it because I see some covers on there I haven’t hear yet. Christina Aguilera’s Christmas album is my JAM!

  • Danielle K November 17, 2015

    This is such a great playlist of Christmas music. I love listening to this as soon as it hits November 1 and a good playlist is a must to have on during Thanksgiving dinner.

  • Toni | BoulderLocavore November 17, 2015

    There is nothing like holiday music to put one in a festive mood! Thanks for sharing yours!

  • valmg @ Mom Knows It All November 17, 2015

    Wow that is a big list! One of my favorite Christmas songs ever is “Christmas is a time to say I love you” by Billy Squier.

  • dana vento November 18, 2015

    I love holiday music and this Christmas Music Playlist is filled with awesome choices. Thanks for this

  • Diane @ Philzendia November 18, 2015

    This is a great list! One of our local radio stations will start playing Christmas music around the clock starting this Friday. I can’t wait!

  • Erika November 30, 2015

    This is a wonderful list. I love this time of year and all the great music you can listen to.

  • Angela January 16, 2018

    Thank you……sometimes we need a bit of joyful Christmas music to put a bit of peace in our everyday humdrum lives

  • Sharon April 15, 2018

    This is a great list. Thanks for sharing

  • Andrew November 9, 2018

    Thanks for mix tape …I will listen to these in upcoming holidays.

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