Monday, December 9, 2013

In Which Jamie Shares 2 Christmas Playlists With You - Holiday Shenanigans

Welcome to our week of holiday shenanigans posts! We will be posting fun things like gift guides, talking about the holidays and more!! Here's to getting in the holiday spirit!!

I'm sorry if you hate Christmas music because this post is all about Christmas music. So much of my (Jamie's) Christmas memories involve the music -- singing loud in the backseat of the car every Christmas Eve as we drove home from my grandparents, the 24/7 Christmas radio station, Christmas concerts at school, my mom playing some of her favorite Christmas records, the Christmas music in the background while decorating the tree, the stores playing Christmas music while I shop, caroling in our neighborhood on the coldest night of the year, being appalled and secretly happy that my mother went out and bought the Hanson Christmas album, baking Christmas cookies with my stepmom and listening to her favorite country Christmas music, etc.

So to start out our Holiday Shenanigans week, I'm sharing two playlists with you --

My Indie Christmas playlist: I hate classifying music but this would be more of the indie/alternative artists and bands that I love -- more modern takes on classics and a few not typical Christmas songs. I love this playlist to death! (You can find this playlist here on Spotify! Oh and follow me (username: itsahitinsweden) if you also have Spotify! Also, you have to hover over the playlist to see the scroll bar -- there's 36 songs)

My "classics" list (90's and earlier): These are the songs that have always been in rotation in my house when I was a teenager. I will seriously never forget how much my mom played the Hanson Snowed In cd or how she was obsessed with Grandma Got Run Over by A Reindeer and we'd play that record so many times. These songs are my childhood basically. (Here's the link to this playlist)

Enjoy!! I'd love to hear some of your favorite Christmas memories involving music! Some of your favorite songs from my list and ones that I don't have on here! I have a HUUUUUGE playlist with a zillion songs Christmas songs here!


  1. zakns, for the playlist. I love same songs

  2. These are great lists!! One of my favorite Christmas songs is Carol of the Bells by the Trans Siberian Orchestra. You can't really sing along because it's just instrumental, but the orchestration is spectacular!

  3. You are my music guru, Jamie. As if I haven't told you that already.

  4. For me it's the cheesier the better with Christmas music! I love Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday! And I do also like the more traditional Silent Night.

  5. Love the first list! I'm always on the lookout for more modern Christmas songs (I live on the indie Christmas radio station on Pandora). I'm hunting for some New Wave also; if you're into that, I love XTC's "Thanks for Christmas".

  6. I love kid's Christmas songs, like "I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas" and "Dominic The Italian Christmas Donkey," but my favorite non-gag song is "Mele Kalikimaka" by Bing Crosby. After my Mom running X-mas music into the ground when I was a kid (end of Oct. - beg. Jan.) I only like Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby and the silly ones anymore! :D


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