|Edinburgh Christmas Market 2011|
It probably doesn't seem it from my lack of music mentioned on the ol' blog nowadays (other than back last winter when I curated some of my favourites), but I'm obsessed with playlisting.
For me, a spare evening is best spent creating playlists on Spotify - particularly when I know there's a season or occasion coming up!
So, I thought I'd curate some of the best bits I've discovered (or re-discovered) in the past few Christmases!
PSST - Scroll to the bottom for the Spotify link!
1. 2000 Miles - Pretenders
2. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - Bruce Springsteen
3. Christmas Wrapping - The Waitresses
4. Driving Home For Christmas - Chris Rea
5. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Frank Sinatra
6. Christmas Lights - Coldplay
7. Sleigh Ride - The Ronettes
8. The Christmas Song - The Raveonettes
9. Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues
10. All I Want For Christmas Is You - Olivia Olson (Love Actually)
11. Christmas Is All Around - Brad Callow (Love Actually)
12. Snowflakes - Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler
13. Just Like Christmas - Low (The OC Soundtrack)
14. Auld Lang Syne - Emma Beaton (SATC Soundtrack)
15. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - The Ronettes
16. Little Saint Nick - The Beach Boys
17. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - She & Him
18. The Power of Love - Gabrielle Aplin (John Lewis Ad 2012)
If in doubt, stick She & Him, the Love Actually soundtrack or Phil Spector's Christmas album on whilst you're writing up your Christmas cards. Instant festive mood!
What are your top favourite Christmassy tunes? Any family favourites which you know off by heart by now? I bet Mariah Carey is in there.. ;)