Holiday Music for Holiday Parties/Events (2011 Edition)

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by donga, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. donga macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2005
    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    I'm providing music for a few events in the next two weeks. I'm limiting the holiday music to about 30 minutes. My playlist so far (in order):

    It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas-Michael Buble
    White Christmas-Bing Crosby
    Rockin Around the Christmas Tree-Brenda Lee
    Jingle Bell Rock-Elvis Presley
    Chanukah Song-Adam Sandler
    Santa Baby-Glee Cast
    Mistletoe-Justin Bieber
    All I Want For Christmas Is You-Mariah Carey

    Any further suggestions for holiday music?
  2. marc11 macrumors 68000

    Mar 30, 2011
    NY USA
    Any of the Christmas sings by Patti Page are great nostalgia classics.
  3. DollaTwentyFive, Dec 10, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2011

    DollaTwentyFive macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2010
    Parts Unknown
    That you're missing anything by Sinatra is a crime. Also Johnny Mathis' "We Need a Little Christmas" is a must or, if not that track, anything by Mathis. Tony Bennett "Winter Wonderland" would be a good addition.

    White Christmas by Bingo is always a standby, but why not go old school? White Christmas is so pedestrian. Everyone thinks its from the movie of the same title. But go back a couple of years to 1942. White Christmas was actually first introduced in "Holiday Inn." So the title track to that movie, "Happy Holidays" is actually a great choice. Crosby does at least 4 different versions of Happy Holidays. Pick which one works for you

    i would not leave out "Baby it's Cold Outside" by Dean Martin. Finally "The Most Wonderul Time of the Year," by Andy Williams would be a good choice. Also, if you're feeling saucy, work in a little ditty by Robert Goulet.
  4. marc11 macrumors 68000

    Mar 30, 2011
    NY USA
    I'd consider something by Transiberian Orchestra, Burl Ives and Vince Guaraldi too.
  5. obeygiant, Dec 11, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2011

    obeygiant macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    totally cool
    Christmas wrapping - the waitresses

    Last Christmas - George Michael

    Are you mary x mas? - sun 60

    On second thought just use Pandora on a Christmas station. You're set.
  6. donga thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2005
    thank you for all the suggestions!

    happy holidays everyone. :)
  7. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

    Thomas Veil

    Feb 14, 2004
    OBJECTIVE reality
    Mannheim and TSO are always staples, of course, but they are also getting repetetive.

    Alternatives to Mannheim/TSO:
    Arctic Express
    Nox Arcana.

    On the vocalist front, along with the oldies like Sinatra's "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", I throw in songs like Faith Hill's "Where Are You Christmas", which I think is wonderfully touching.

    And I always toss in some fun stuff like:
    "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch"
    "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas"
    "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol". (If you've ever seen it, you'll remember the songs "We're Despicable" and "The Lord's Bright Blessing".)
  8. dartagnan macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2011
  9. mscriv macrumors 601


    Aug 14, 2008
    Dallas, Texas
    What "vibe" are you going for? It would appear you want a mix of old and new?

    Some cool modern stuff would be:

    Santa Baby - Everclear
    What Christmas Means to Me - Hanson
    Christmastime in Tinseltown Again - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
    Christmas in Hollis - RUN DMC

    There's so much old stuff to mention it's almost overwhelming. I'm a DJ, feel free to shoot me a PM and I can send you some playlists. :)
  10. Daffodil macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2011
    In a sunny state of mind
    Any other She & Him fans out there? I saw they put out a Christmas album this year, and how can you say no to Zooey Deschanel? :D
  11. Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

    Queen of Spades

    May 9, 2008
    The Iron Throne
    Run Rudolph Run - Chuck Berry
    12 Pains of Christmas - ?

    And yeah, I echo what another poster said, the Christmas station on Pandora is really great. I plan to use that for my house party on the 17th.

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