I love a good playlist. It lets you be your own DJ, the spin doctor of your own mood.
For my holiday playlist, I like to keep the vibe mostly upbeat. Imagine a cocktail party with people you like and the lighting is good and everyone's lipstick looks amazing. The kind of playlist that I can play in the car, in the kitchen, and while I'm sitting on the floor wrapping presents. And it has to pass the shuffle test. The songs need to work together in whatever order they come up.
Of course, this is all highly subjective. My musical tastes are all over the map.
The fun thing about making a playlist is getting help. This year's "Christmas Party" playlist started coming together while sitting around the table with friends on Thanksgiving night. Then, I crowdsourced on Facebook. And my husband sent me texts when he thought of new songs to add.
I decided it would be fun to share the finished product, all 2 hours and 39 songs of it. If you sign up for Spotify you can follow my playlist for free. Or you can sample it right here on the blog (below) and let it inspire you to create your own.
Side note: If you enjoy Pandora, check out Hipster Holidays radio. This station has more of an indie vibe. A friend turned me on to it and it's so good. And, also free.
See any favorites? What would you add?
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