The only holiday playlist that you’ll ever need

December is here. And I am pumped. Finally it’s time to bring out the Christmas music + just let it loop and shuffle and play from now until the New Year. Yep. I am that person. I think it has something to with the fact that I live in another country from where I grew up. It’s a nostalgia thing. Listening to the old classics, new favorites, pop shit, folksy stuff, classical, instrumental, soul, and everything else in between just puts me in the holiday spirit + stirs my emotions in the best way possible.

Two years ago, I decided that I needed to gather all of my favorites into one perfect playlist. But, it was way harder to do than I had imagined. I had too many favorites! So, I kept gathering song after song after song, and pretty soon I had made a pretty freaking epic holiday playlist on Spotify. I mean it was hours + hours long.

And then, last year, I added to it. Making it even longer + even more epic. Would you believe that, even now, I still add a few songs whenever I discover something that is just perfect?

So, the point of this post, my friends, isn’t about anything except sharing a tons of holiday cheer with you + the link to my big ole holiday playlist. Literally, my friends, you will not have to play anything else all season long.

And, if you didn’t subscribe to the list last year or the year before, then get on over to Spotify and get to it. Here’s the link that takes you directly to Spotify:

xmas: the one

But, before I let you go, I thought I’d share some of my favorite holiday songs with you. Just to help us really get into that holiday music mood. But, what about you? Have you got any favorite holiday songs? The ones that you just have to listen to?  Let me know in the comments below, and should you mention one that I don’t have on the playlist, I will be sure to add it!

In the meantime, here are some of my absolute faves.

Good ole classics:

White Christmas

Home for the Holidays

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas

Christmastime is Here

Folksy favorites:

The Earth Stood Still

Ring Them Bells

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

Pop must-haves:

All I Want for Christmas is You

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Christmas Wrapping

Do They Know it’s Christmas?

Soul-filling spirituals:

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

White Winter Hymnal

The Earth Stood Still

Silent Night

So, there you go my friends. A random-ish pick of some of my holiday favorites and a link to my epic Spotify playlist called xmas: the one.

And, if you’d like to just listen from this page right here, then here is the entire playlist. Just click play to get yourself in the holiday mood right here, right now.


Happy Holidays + Merry music making! xoxo. liz.



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