It's the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to get in the mood than singing loud for all to hear! Every year I look forward to the day after Thanksgiving when it's finally time to turn on the radio and listen to my favorite kind of music :) I am always looking for new albums or ones Iv'e never heard before to expand my song selection. Since the radio seems to become more and more repetitive, I thought I'd share with all of you 10 of my favorites. Whether you're planning to drive around your neighborhood looking at lights, putting up the tree or needing some tunes for your next holiday party, This list of albums will become your most listened to music on the season!
A Johnnyswim Christmas
This album is definitely my most-listened to out of all ten. I love it because it is so warm and welcoming. You'll really appreciate their acoustic-blues version of some classic christmas duets.
Michael Buble Christmas
Oh, Michael. This album has been around for quite a few years, but it still makes my list because his voice is B U T T E R. I like to listen to this one a lot when I cook, especially when cooking with my family. We always take a break and salsa dance to Feliz Navidad, and listen for when my dad starts to sing the whole thing in spanish.
The Brilliance : Advent Volume 1
The band is named perfectly : it is brilliant. The composition of each song is filled with inspiration and new perspective. I always find myself so in awe of the power of music and the beauty of the Christmas Story after listening to this album.
Tracks In the Snow
Though there only be two songs on this little package of winter tunes, it is well worth a listen! The Civil Wars are a classic for their acoustic folk sound. I could get lost in my imagination of a snow-laden forest when giving these songs a listen.
She & Him : Christmas Party
Ok: I can't get enough of this quirky pair! I feel like Im walking the streets of Portland looking at all the hipsters when I turn on this holiday treat. Just kidding, but honestly I love how peppy and unique these two are and how their songs give you a really really fun jam out session.
Under the Mistletoe
It's fine, go ahead and judge me. It means nothing to me. I am a Belieber, let it reign true. I have no shame. I would wear a t-shirt with his face on it any day. This album is just. Everything. That's all.
The Polar Express Soundtrack
One of my favorite christmas movies is The Polar Express (honestly, anything with Tom Hanks is most likely on my favorite list). The soundtrack is super fun to listen to, with a mixture of artists that makes for a nice variety of voices to fit the cinematic vibe. Turn this one on when your family is opening up gifts on Christmas morning, it will make you feel like your in a movie!
Ella & Louis Christmas
LOUIS! ELLA! the dynamic duo of an incredible time in musical history. they are legends, they'll transport you to a simpler time when romance was the sound of a trumpet. The mixture of their voices is an iconic experience, one you HAVE to share with that special someone when enjoying an evening alone. There's no way you won't find yourself dancing to this one.
Christmas In the Sand
Some of us can't wait for the snow to fall, while others are dreading the cold. This beach queen sings about the sand, the waves, and the swaying palm trees for a tropical christmas experience that will give you the feeling of summer for the holidays. Try making up your own choreograph for the Christmas In the Sand song like my sister and I did!
Cee Lo's Magic Moment
I just love this one for it's flare and dance-y grooves! It is a modern upbeat christmas experience. It's great for those holiday parties that need a little extra pizazz to get people in the christmas spirit ;)
There you have it! My list of 10 albums you won't want to miss out on this season. I hope you enjoy it and take my holiday advice :) If you'd like to hear all of these albums (and many more!) go follow me on Spotify and listen to the playlist I created titled "Christmas"!