The holidays seem to come earlier and earlier each year; unfortunately, it’s just what happens. I know that I’m not one for buying candy canes in September or hearing “Jingle Bell Rock” on the radio in October, but the Christmas spirit is a strong one. With Thanksgiving dinner sitting in our stomachs and December just around the corner, it is time to properly roll out the holiday celebrations with a playlist of some of my favorite seasonal selections for 2014.
Enjoy this mix of new tunes and a handful of cool updates to the classics. They’re all at retail now and the majority of these ten songs are also at radio, so be sure to get on those request lines (to Santa, of course.)
A GREAT BIG WORLD – “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas”
Album: I’ll Be Home For Christmas
BAND OF MERRYMAKERS – “Must Be Christmas”
Album: Must Be Christmas – Single
Label: The End/ADA
ELEVEN PAST ONE – “Merry Christmas Everybody”
Album: Merry Christmas Everybody – Single
Label: Warner Bros. Canada
IDINA MENZEL featuring MICHAEL BUBLÉ – “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
Album: Holiday Wishes
Label: Warner Bros.
JILLETTE JOHNSON – “River”
Album: River – Single
JOHNNYSWIM – “Christmas Day”
Album: A Johnnyswim Christmas
Label: Big Picnic
JON MCLAUGHLIN – “Christmas Saved Us All”
Album: The Christmas EP
KELLY CLARKSON – “Wrapped In Red” **
Album: Wrapped In Red
** Clarkson’s album was originally released last year, but the title cut is being promoted to Adult Contemporary outlets for this season.
KENDALL SCHMIDT – “Blame It On The Mistletoe”
Album: Blame It On The Mistletoe – Single
STRAIGHT NO CHASER featuring KRISTEN BELL – “Text Me Merry Christmas”
Album: Under The Influence: Holiday Edition (2014 re-release)
For some more festive fun, watch out for my weekly top 40 chart to see what ho-ho-hops into the survey. Until then, head to the “Get Social!” tab to connect with PGTC on Facebook and Twitter.