And happy Friday to you.
Since I have a pletherua of holiday recipes coming to you in the next coming weeks, I decided to share some of my favorite holiday tunes that you’ve probably never heard before. Just think of it as Santa’s playlist if he wore black rimmed glasses, beat up converse, drank his milk out of a mason jar, and asked for sustainably-produced gluten free cookies.
I wanted to put a (hum) bug in your ear about the 12 Days of Giving coming up very soon!
Started December 12th, each day I focus on giving back to someone different each day through to Christmas Eve. Each day is assigned to someone in particular, but you rearrange the order to best suit your giving needs.
And be sure to follow along and share your gifts of giving with the hashtag #12DaysGivingSN for more holiday spirit fun and a chance to win a gift of your own!
Okay, now on to Santa’s hipster tunes.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the classics, but by the 15th time I hear Mariah Carey or the Carpenters on the radio, my inner Grinch starts to peek through.
Having a pile of tunes to go to when I still want to love Christmas, and have officially burnt out the Charlie Brown Christmas CD is a gift itself. Here’s a few of my favorite not-so-commercial holiday tunes to jingle your jangle to.
Christmas in the Room – Sufjan Stevens
Sufjan’s voice is like a lullaby, and the perfect background noise to hot cocoa making and gift wrapping.
Mrs. Christmas – Jessie Baylin
This song has that old timey feel to it, but with the melodic voice of Miss Baylin to sooth you right into a warm fuzzy blanket of Christmas cheer. At this point, I believe I am Mrs. Christmas myself.
Holiday – Vampire Weekend
Yes, this one has been featured on a commercial before, but it’s so catchy that it’s hard not to sing and bounce along. Stuffing your face with fudge and eggnog prior is not recommended.
The Christmas Waltz – Eddie Higgins Trio
Okay, so this one isn’t exactly hipster, but it is indeed one of my favorites. I’m all about the instrumentals, and this version never gets old. The Carpenters version however…
Snow Day – Matt Pond PA
I hear if you sing this song 12 times through forwards and backwards, and in Latin, tomorrow is guaranteed to be a snow day. But if not, you’ll still have a good tune stuck in your head.
Auld Lang Syne – Mairi Campbell & Dave Francis
I actually heard this one from Sex & the City, but is definitely one you don’t heard burnt out on the radio. It’s different just like me, so I’m 99.99% sure that’s why I love it.
Make it a great day!
What are your favorite Christmas tunes?
How are you giving back this holiday season?