Hey friends! Day 2 of Blogmas yesss! I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s post and I’m very excited about today’s since I am listening to music almost constantly. Music has been a big part of my life ever since I started playing piano at age 5. As I’ve mentioned before on this blog, I have different genres of music that I like to listen to according to the season. Naturally, as many of us do, I have to start listening to Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving and through December. Some songs really get me in the mood, so I thought I’d make a little list for you guys today.
Hallelujah – Pentatonix: So far this season, this song from Pentatonix has been my absolute favorite. I found Pentatonix on YouTube what seems like a lifetime ago. I loved all of their voices and how they used them cohesively and as actual instruments. They sound like a whole band is playing with drums and all! So much talent comes out of these five people, especially in this song! It’s a beautiful song first of all, but they put so much emotion and love into every note; it’s impossible not to become completely captivated by their harmonies. I believe their Christmas album is one of their most popular collections, so definitely check them out on Spotify or watch their older videos on YouTube.
Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas is You: I had to throw this one in for my sister. I swear she started listening to this even before Thanksgiving rolled around! This song is definitely a Christmas classic, even though I get a bit tired of it sometimes, lol. It’s a great song to have in the background while you’re baking Christmas cookies or decorating the tree!
Hot Chocolate – The Polar Express: Guys, I have no idea why, but this song always gets stuck in my head around this time of year! The Polar Express is one of my favorite movies to watch during Christmas, and the soundtrack isn’t too bad either! The scene where they sing the Hot Chocolate song is one of the best in the movie in my opinion, so I thought I’d include it in the list. I am absolutely a hot chocolate fanatic year round but mostly in December. I try and limit my consumption of this extra sugary drink, but during Christmas I can’t really go without it!
Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley: This of course is another Christmas favorite for so many people! This song has a special little place in my heart. When I was in elementary school we were assigned a project where we chose a Christmas song and gave some history about it. I chose this song and I remember my project being so darn cute with the whole Presley family’s stockings lined with blue tinsel (thanks mom). And who doesn’t love Elvis?! This is another great song to have in the background while doing fun Christmas activities!
Carol of the Bells – Pentatonix (and the original version): Okay I really love Carol of the Bells for the holidays. But wow, I just found the Pentatonix version and I love it even more now! This entire post could be an advertisement for them I swear, lol! Anyways, this song just has such a dark vibe to it while still being completely cheerful and Christmasy. It’s used in probably every Christmas movie known to date, but there’s definitely a reason why that is so. It’s just so beautiful and quite emotional!
Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt: This song is just too cute, and extremely sassy not to mention! There’s probably a million different versions of this song, but I’ve linked the original down below. I love all the old photos that are included in the video, and I thought you guys would find it interesting too! What a throwback!
Which songs did I miss? There’s just so many Christmas songs to pick from, so I’d love to know which ones are your favorite! Let me know down in the comments and leave a link to the song if you can, so others can listen too! Thanks guys and I’ll talk to you tomorrow in Blogmas Day 3!!!