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PopSyd: Tinsel tunes playlist

4 December 2013 By Sydney Adamson, Associate Art Director No Comments

I take Christmas music very seriously. I’m not one of those people who start listening to it before Thanksgiving (no offense if you’re one of those weirdoes) but when Thanksgiving Day comes around, that’s when I break out the Christmas CDs.

I figure that if Santa is allowed to be in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, then I’m allowed to listen to the ‘N Sync Christmas CD on loop all day too.

With that said, I have put together a very intensive holiday playlist.

If you ask me it’s downright perfect. But I guess I’m pretty biased, aren’t I?

“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” by Michael Buble: I like to think Michael Buble’s music can solve most of life’s problems, which is why he’s the first artist on my playlist. His voice is also tailor-made for singing Christmas songs. If you can listen to any song off of his Christmas not get into the spirit of the holiday then I think it’s safe to say you’re a Grinch.

“All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey: My family used to have a cassette of Mariah Carey holiday songs and this song was on it. I don’t care much for Mariah Carey in all other respects, but I make an exception for this Christmas song. Mariah should consider herself lucky.

“Funky, Funky, Xmas” by New Kids on the Block: If you know me or if you’ve read any of my past columns, then you’ll know that I have a deep appreciation for boy bands. There’s a permanent spot in my heart reserved for groups of cute boys who can sing. It’s something that I just can’t help. That’s why New Kids on the Block and their strange yet festive holiday song made it onto my playlist.

“Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber: I know what some of you are thinking, “Justin Bieber? Really? Why?!” I don’t have an answer to any of those questions. I haven’t quite come to terms with liking a Justin Bieber song yet. All I know is that this song is catchy, has a good tempo and has jingle bells in it so I felt that it needed to be included.

“White Christmas” by Elvis Presley: It’s not a holiday playlist without a few classic artists thrown into the mix. I’ve found that Elvis pleases just about everyone and so does holiday cheer. With this song we have a perfect combination of both which means the holidays just got a lot easier.

Honorable mentions: “8 Days of Christmas” by Destiny’s Child, “Santa Stole My Girlfriend” by The Maine, “Run Rudolph Run” by Cee Lo Green and “We Need a Little Christmas” by the cast of Glee.

I’m firmly recommending that you turn up this playlist at all of your holiday parties.

Maybe you can use it to change the subject when your relatives start asking questions about whom you’re dating and how school is going.

If you’re not hosting a holiday party, then I would advise taking over the iPod dock at the next holiday party you attend and putting this playlist on.

If people protest listening to Michael Buble and Destiny’s Child then I think you really need to ask yourself why you’re friends with them in the first place…


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