'Tis the season to be jolly and as you enjoy the holiday season, your ears will once again be treated to a plethora of festive tunes.
Responsible for ramping up excitement levels in the lead-up to 25 December every year and warming the hearts of people everywhere, Christmas music has been inseparable from the Yuletide season for as long as anyone can remember. Staples such as Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas Is You', Michael Bublé's 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas', and Brenda Lee's 'Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree' instantly come to mind when one is picking tunes for Christmas parties and gatherings, but aside from these familiar ones, there exist a number of locally produced festive songs to choose from.
In Hear65's 14-song Christmas playlist, you will find all manner of Christmas numbers from artists who represent different musical styles and genres. Those looking for new renditions of classics should be able to satisfy their craving by listening to jazz virtuoso Jeremy Monteiro's soothing cover of 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas', MICappella's a capella spin on 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas', and Nathan Hartono's entrancing take on 'I'll Be Home for Christmas'.
Meanwhile, those seeking original creations from Singapore can check out alternative/indie outfit Burmese Bombshells' 'Civilian Christmas', a song that goes out to NSFs, Elsa Mickayla's 'A Letter To Christmas', which talks about spreading kindness, as well as The Colour Fool, DELA., and bong's 'A Christmas in Covid', which deals with celebrating Christmas amidst a pandemic.
A gift from us to you, may this playlist of festive tunes keep you company as you spend time with your friends and loved ones this December. Merry Christmas and happy holidays!