If you hate holiday music you should just move along, because this post is going to really annoy you. I LOVE holiday music. This should come as a surprise to no one, since I like to think I am a pretty festive person in general, and I completely buy into every kind of special holiday crap there is. That being said, I feel like holiday music tastes are usually very specific, because it’s usually so rooted in what you listened to growing up, and your normal taste might not apply. I know for my family it was the Carpenter Christmas album, and you can think whatever you want about them, but Karen Carpenter has the voice of a beautiful angel, and Merry Christmas Darling is my (very sad) jam.
Regardless of personal taste though, holiday party mixes are one place where you need to get it right. There are only about 10 different songs, so if you aren’t careful your guests will be listening to six different versions of ‘Blue Christmas’ in a row and that’s kind of a bummer. I know you’re reading this and panicking about your upcoming party, but don’t worry because I have you covered. Bet you didn’t see that coming! I made this playlist with a couple things in mind – no repeats close together, long enough that you can put the entire playlist on repeat and it won’t feel repetitive (it’s 2 hours long) and mostly upbeat, jazzy songs. Perfect for getting the energy up at your party, but not distracting.
I’m also including the link to my regular Christmas playlist. This sucker is 7 hours long, and it’s basically just a dump of all the songs I like.