Christmas playlist, you knew this was inevitable, how could I, of all people not create one. When I think of Christmas, the word classic appears in my mind, from movies (like Home Alone) to the traditional desserts (like mince pies) and finally all of the carols we tend to hear being circulated on radio and television stations. My compilation of songs may be a little different (as I listen to all genres), although there may be a few classic mixed in, they’re all pretty mainstream, pop culture has gotten to me I think, haha.
1. Ariana Grande – December
Ariana Grande has many Christmas songs under her belt, December is taken from her 2015 EP, Christmas and Chill. The holiday season is about warmth and love (like I’ve stated in previous Blogmas posts), it is the celebration of friendship, family, and our significant others. In my opinion, December is a short, sweet song roughly based on the concept of Netflix and Chill. The present she’s choosing to give her partner is herself, stating she’ll do anything that is on his Christmas list. Honestly, I adore the instrumental and her vocals, she’s exuding confidence throughout the whole performance and demanding attention. Merry Christmas, here I am boy, I’m the present and you know it, here I am boy.
2. Jingle Bell Rock (Trap Remix)
As Trap has become a huge genre in itself, I wanted to add at least one Christmas fused song. I love the trap remix to Jingle Bell Rock and knew I had to share it with all my readers. Older generations and Millennials can both enjoy this version, as it only adds to the original song rather than taking lyrics out and leaving it with plain instrumental. Celebrate the holiday season with laughter, joy and dancing, how could you not want to move listening to trap?
3. Chronixx – Santa Claus, Do You Ever Come to the Ghetto?
Chronixx always creates inspiring pieces, Christmas is no different for him, he got involved with the 2016 Crime Free Christmas Project. When I think of reggae, he has to be my favourite artist, representing his culture, inspiring the youth, and overall educating the masses through music. Santa Claus, do you ever come to the ghetto? The people want to know because poverty stricken areas need love and affection too. Continuing with spreading peace during the holiday season, if you enjoyed the Christmas project, be sure to listen to Roots and Chalice album by Chronixx, released earlier this year.
4. Christopher Martin – Have Your Self a Merry Little Christmas
Christmas is different to each of us, the worth it holds for an individual varies, to one it may be significant, whereas in comparison to another it’s rather mediocre. It is the birth of Christ, but at times we get sidetracked from the basic religious meaning of the holiday. We get consumed with the materialistic aspect of the season, especially as it has become very mainstream in the western world. This is a reminder to have a merry Christmas, embrace the true meaning, stay safe during the party season and try not to submit to the nine circles of hell, also known as Dante’s Inferno.
5. Futuristic x Devvon Terrell – I Want It All
All I want for Christmas is you, actually, that was the old me, now I want it all. Have you seen all the gift guides around, the recommendations for stocking fillers, and thoughtful gifts for all our loved ones? Dear Santa, how could I not ask you for the whole world, but you can keep the material gifts. I’m on the rise, I want the things you can’t gift wrap and hand to me. I want it all, the experiences, the red carpets, the recognition, and I’ll be fighting until the end.
Did you enjoy my small Christmas playlist, I know I enjoyed complying it. There’s still a number of other songs I could have added, if you enjoyed this post, let me know if you want to see another one. Merry Christmas Ya filthy animal and a happy new year.
What’s your favourite Christmas song?
Until next time, stay blessed and classy,