It’s December 1st and that means one thing, it is now socially acceptable to listen to Christmas music constantly. Personally, I start listening to Christmas music on November 1st, but I am aware some would consider that extreme. Now that the season is upon us I want to ensure your holidays are accompanied by the finest Christmas songs available on Spotify. Hours were spent carefully curating “Finley’s Fire Christmas Playlist 2016” to provide you with the ultimate soundtrack to the next month of your life. (Mom, many up and coming musicians record “mix tapes” that they describe as “fire” or “straight fire” to indicate that said mix tape is “hot” or popular. That’s why I’m calling this my “Fire Christmas Playlist”. It has nothing to do with actual fires.)
This is a comprehensive list, so don’t be confused when you hear multiple versions of “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”. You may not like a few of the more rare tracks, but I can assure you by the 20th listen you’ll love them all. This fire playlist contains over 70 songs and nearly four hours of music, and will continue to be curated throughout the holiday season. Please let me know if I’ve overlooked any classics. This is just one of many new media projects that I’m tirelessly devoting myself to in order to benefit my fellow residents and also score bonus points with Santa. The list is embedded below and, if you have Spotify, you can also follow it through this link.
Additionally, I have determined the top 10 Christmas songs of all time. I created this list in order to stir up a spirited debate so that this post would stay relevant on Facebook for days. Feel free to offer your opinion, but remember, your opinion doesn’t matter if it doesn’t align with mine.
Top 10 Christmas songs of all time
1.) The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
2.) All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
3.) Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
4.) It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams
5.) Sleigh Ride – The Ronettes
6.) Feliz Navidad – José Feliciano
7.) Mele Kalikimaka – Bing Crosby
8.) Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – James Taylor
9.) The entire “A Charlie Brown Christmas” album – Vince Guaraldi Trio
10.) Last Christmas – Wham!
Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
Since the theme from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is no longer available on Spotify, I’ve provided the video below.