Holiday Music for Holiday Parties/Events (2011 Edition)

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  1. donga macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    Any of the Christmas sings by Patti Page are great nostalgia classics.
     
  3. DollaTwentyFive, Dec 10, 2011
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    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

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    I'd consider something by Transiberian Orchestra, Burl Ives and Vince Guaraldi too.
     
  5. obeygiant, Dec 11, 2011
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    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

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    thank you for all the suggestions!

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

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    Mannheim and TSO are always staples, of course, but they are also getting repetetive.

    Alternatives to Mannheim/TSO:
    Arctic Express
    Elu
    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".)
     
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    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. :)
     
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    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
     
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    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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