♫ All Sounds Christmas ♫

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Of Minds And Mixtapes 0 Comments

A bunch of festive tunes to add to your playlist this season. I've also added links to their lyrics coz getting the lyrics wrong can be a bit embarrassing. More so if you've been corrected by an 8yr old.

A couple days back I learned that the part in Winter Wonderland that I believed went -- Later on we'll perspire as we dream by the fire... -- is actually, "Later on we'll conspire as we dream by the fire"!

Somehow, 'perspire by the fire' made perfect sense to me all these years.

Here goes:

Victorian-themed group called The Florin Street Band created by Leigh Haggerwood with their original composition My Favourite Time of Year.

Owl City's Kiss Me Babe, It's Christmas Time. They surely know to make cheesy songs sound really good.

With revved-up guitars and cheeky lyrics, Dirt Sledding ft. Ryan Pardey, Richard Dreyfuss is a twangy rockabilly single by The Killers.

Kylie Minogue's glitzy slice of Chris Martin-penned Every Day's Like Christmas.

Acapella group Pentatonix' cover of the classic Christmas song The First Noel.

Their version of Little Drummer Boy released a couple years ago, was amazing as well.  

Carly Rae Jepsen pays homage to one of the best known seasonal pop songs, Wham’s Last Christmas, with a sax-pop makeover.  

Without a doubt, Michael Buble's Christmas album is absolute Christmas gold! My latest favourite however is this charming performance of Feliz Navidad (Mis Deseos) with Mexican author and singer Thalia.

Another acapella group Straight No Chaser teamed up with actor Kristen Bell for Text Me Merry Christmas. It's annoyingly catchy!

Sometimes a song just crawls into your head and you can't get it out. One such song this week has been Katy Perry's house-pop jingle for an H&M TV commercial titled Every Day is a Holiday.

An indie take on Born Is The King by Hillsong. Very Mumford and Sons.  

Hurts' All I Want for Christmas Is New Year's Day. The video's set at a funeral. It sounds like an anthem though.  
Coldplay's Christmas Lights with the familiar Coldplay swoop and swish.

And finally, Angels We Have Heard on High by The Piano Guys. I saved the best for last with this one.

I hope you enjoyed these tunes. It is easy to get lost in the flurry of activity during this season, but keep calm and jingle on. If you'd like to check out some old yet permanently enjoyable Christmas classics from the 30s, 40s and 50s, see A Very Vintage Christmas.

Have a Merry Christmas!