This is a thread to discuss the playing of Christmas music at your home.
I wasn’t a fan when I was younger but I now absolutely love Christmas music almost as much as Christmas food - I think hosting our own Christmases since having kids (and a house) has triggered something primal in me. It’s on as soon as the tree is up and I can listen to it every day and not get tired of it.
Christmas at ours always begins with Elvis Presley’s Christmas album (a tradition carried on from my late father-in-law)
and it’s followed by a playlist with Christmas albums from Vince Guaraldi, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, The Jackson 5, James Brown, Kacey Musgraves, Jackie Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, The Staple Singers & Phil Spector’s Christmas Gift To You, and a bunch of instrumental Christmas albums. I found this album when looking for instrumental Christmas music one year and it’s a favourite now:
My ultimate Christmas tune is this one because apparently it is a Christmas song and this is just one of the most wonderful pieces of music ever:
We also have a lot of carols on - this is my wife’s ultimate Christmas banger:
used to get annoyed by the forced jollity of Christmas music but now I can embrace the daftness. And also it’s fun finding lesser known ones and seeing how different artists tackle it. Last year I made a classy jazz playlist and this year I’ve gone to the folk blues crossroads
Just discovered Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler’s Christmas album this year and it’s been getting some plays in the car, Marshmallow World has made it onto the regular Christmas playlist alongside Macca and Mariah