Holiday Music Play List
Classic and Fun both Needed
The restaurant signs went up in October, “Book Your Holiday Party Now.” Yes indeed, it is time to think holiday party once again. Food and decorations pop into the planner’s mind immediately. Don’t forget the music! For a formal setting, send in some classical relaxing choices. For a casual, lively feel, silly songs offer their services. Find a “great eight” play list for both classical and fun purposes.
Holiday Music Play List, Classical
A warm, comforting feeling surrounds party goers when recognizable holiday tunes play softly in the background. Dinner parties and quieter, intimate atmospheres need calming and relaxing music. Consider some options possibly not included in the celebrations of earlier years. Put on a variety of albums to last through the celebration. Consider albums that spotlight certain instruments. Doing so adds sparkling variety to the listening offerings of the party. My top eight albums include those highlighting harp, dual pianos, brass quartets, guitar, and full instrumentals.
A Guitar for Christmas by Eric Robertson
A Festival of Carols in Brass by Christmas Traditional
Rejoice! A String Quartet Christmas by Arturo Delmoni
Christmas Is So Special by Ferrante & Teicher (two pianos starring here)
Christmas Goes Baroque 2 by Unspecified
Christmas with the Harp by Karen Westgate
Greatest Christmas Hits by Philadelphia Orchestra
Christmas Bells, Carousels & Time by Trans-Siberian ORchestra
Holiday Music Play List, Lively and Fun
A lively, vibrant atmosphere fits the need for some holiday celebrations. Music plays a main role in creating that setting. Choose lively, even funny selections for that. For great fun, print off the lyrics to the songs and have participants sing along as a party activity. A few of my favorites follow. The lyrics are simple to find in an online search. These are good, clean fun for adults and children.
Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer
The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)
I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
I’m Gittin' Nuttin ' for Christmas
Jeff Foxworthy Days of Christmas (a redneck Christmas song)
Snoopy’s Christmas (Snoopy vs The Red Baron)
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Enjoy a great play list for the holidays. Most importantly of all, take the time to enjoy friends and family. Music adds to the joy of the season. Relaxing and laughing with those loved top the requirements for a great holiday. Owning a great classical and fun play list fit into that plan beautifully.