We hope you all have been enjoying time with your family and friends. We have. So much that this post was supposed was scheduled to go live at 11 am — it’s 11 pm (whoops) and we just realized it was never posted. Too much rum cake and sugar cookies and jamming to holiday tunes.
We’ll be taking a few days off from posting — call it a holiday hangover if you will. We’ll be back in 2016 with new content, giveaways, and more printables. What’s more exciting is that February will mark our one year blogiversary!!
It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeaaaar. *Sprinkles holiday cheer all in yo face* I can’t speak for every holiday that comes around this season, but nothing puts me in the mood for Christmas like music! Where I’m from, it’s really not December until you hear “Silent Night” by The Temptations, and Christmas day isn’t complete without Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas”.
In natural Palmetto Peaches fashion, we thought it would be necessary to put together some jams to help you “deck the halls”. I can’t explain how hard it was to not use most of the songs from Mariah Carey’s Christmas album, but somehow I made it happen. Listen to the Christmas playlist below! (Don’t forget to scroll down, so you can hear all the tunes.)
Jingle Bell Rock: Christmas Playlist
This Christmas – Donny Hathaway
What Christmas Means to Me – Fantasia
Someday at Christmas – Stevie Wonder (Although Stevie’s version featuring Andra Day in the Apple commercial is amazing. Watch it here.)
All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Sam Smith (Note: I was going to pick Judy Garland’s version from Meet Me in St. Louis, but it makes me cry. Thank you, The Family Stone.)
Let it Snow – Boyz II Men featuring Brian McKnight
The Christmas Song – Judy Garland
O Holy Night – Mariah Carey
8 Days of Christmas – Destiny’s Child
Christmas in Hollis – RUN D.M.C
Jingle Bell Rock – Daryl Hall & John Oates
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/Gloria – Mariah Carey
Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Jackson 5
O’ Come All Ye Faithful – Luther Vandross
Silent Night – The Temptations
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Pentatonix
The First Noel – Bebe and Cece Winans
Purple Snowflakes – Marvin Gaye
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Jackson 5
Did your favorite Christmas song make the list? If not, let me know what song! If you celebrate a different holiday during this season, what songs bring back old memories and a smile to your face? Comment below or tweet me @PalmsInATL!