It’s a Wonderful Playlist

By Tina Rymar

One of the best things about celebrating Christmas is the music that comes along with it. Music sets the tone and makes everyone feel merry and bright. During this time, there is a wide variety of music available to suit anyone’s taste, whether you prefer the classics or more contemporary tunes while you’re rocking around the Christmas tree.

Totally Traditional
For those of you who enjoy the classic holiday carols, your options are endless. Many popular artists create albums with beautiful and familiar Christmas tracks. Everyone here at Family! picked their favorite albums full of traditional holiday music performed by talented artists.

Noël – Josh Groban (2007)
Elvis’ Christmas Album – Elvis Presley (1957)
The Magic of Christmas – Nat King Cole (1960)
Holiday Wishes – Idina Menzel (2014)
Christmas – Michael Bublé (2011)

Contemporary Carols
This time of year also offers some great albums that switch things up a bit. These artists created new songs and covered the classics, while keeping their music just as festive as the traditional tunes.

A Very She & Him Christmas – She & Him (2011)
Songs For Christmas – Sufjan Stevens (2006)
Christmas Album – Boney M (1981)
Christmas Cheers – Straight No Chaser (2009)

Mix It Up
From all of us to all of you this holiday season, here is our favorite mix of classic and modern holiday music.

“The Christmas Song” – Nat King Cole
“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” – Barenaked Ladies ft. Sarah McLachlan
“One Little Christmas Tree” – Stevie Wonder
“Santa Tell Me” – Ariana Grande
“Christmas Canon” – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
“It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas” – Harry Connick Jr.… Read the rest