Have yourself a Merry Little Playlist: Classics

Apologies for the radio silence over here, folks…I took a Thanksgiving hiatus to celebrate the season with my family! My siblings were both home from Ohio and it's been a jam-packed week. Onto the good stuff...

I'm in a committed relationship with my holiday music, and it's barely actually the real "Christmas" season yet. It's almost embarrassing to admit just how early I think it's acceptable to start listening to Christmas music…let's just say that the "private session" feature on Spotify got a lot of use this October…erm, November, that is. Here's my rationale: if you can spell Tchaikovsky without the help of Autocorrect, then "The Nutcracker" is totally fair game year-round. (I'm not joking. I've been able to do it since second grade. Take THAT, Grinches everywhere!)

Since it's now acceptable by everyone's standards to get on the merry and bright music train, here's the first of (probably) several  Christmas playlists which will be gracing the blog this holiday season. I think it's perfect for trimming the tree, wrapping presents, or sipping cocoa (with a little Bailey's for good measure). Enjoy!

-"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," Michael Bublé

-"O Holy Night," Josh Groban

-"Baby, It's Cold Outside," Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan

-"I'll Be Home For Christmas," Chris Botti

-"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," Harry Connick Jr. 

-"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," Mel Tormé

-"Santa Baby," Eartha Kitt

-"White Christmas," Bing Crosby

-"Winter Wonderland," Frank Sinatra

-"The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire," Nat King Cole


Ahhhh. I'm feeling more festive just thinking about these classics. Happy holidays, campers. I'm off to roast some (imaginary) chestnuts on my (prohibited by my lease, also imaginary) open fire.