My favorite Christmas playlist

December is here! December is far and away the best (read here as the only acceptable) month of the winter. There is a crispness about the freezing cold air, an extra bit of warmth to every light that brightens the dark night sky, a certain magic in the stillness. The smells, sights, and sounds of Christmastime are nostalgic and exciting, whether you're five years old or fifty, and I love that.

I have been looking forward to this month since the beginning of The Pastiche because of all the holiday-oriented content I couldn't wait to talk about.

One of my very favorite things about the first days of December is slowly reintroducing Christmas music into my daily listening when cooking, cleaning, or having people over.

I love a good mix of old and new, traditional and indie, sentimental and joyful. So without further ado, I thought I’d share my wintery favorites with you.

Happy December!

Listen to my Spotify playlist here

  • It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas - Michael Bublé

  • Just Like Christmas - Low

  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Judy Garland

  • January Rain - David Gray

  • Cool Yule - Louis Armstrong

  • Winter Song - Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson

  • Christmas Time Is Here - Vince Guaraldi Trio (Charlie Brown)

  • White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes

  • Christmas In The Room - Sufjan Stevens

  • White Christmas - Bright Eyes

  • Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney

  • The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole

  • All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey

  • Sleigh Ride - She & Him

  • Generator ^ First Floor - Freelance Whales

  • Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Michael Bublé

  • That Was The Worst Christmas Ever! - Sufjan Stevens

  • I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Kay Starr

  • Christmas Lights - Coldplay

  • O Tannenbaum - Vince Guaraldi Trio (Charlie Brown)

  • Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing - Sufjan Stevens

  • What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? - The Head and the Heart

  • Cold December Night - Michael Bublé

  • Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Dean Martin

  • Christmas Wish - She & Him

  • Winter, You Tease - Layla

  • Carol of the Bells - John Williams

  • Baby, It’s Cold Outside - Frank Sinatra & Dorothy Kirsten

  • Christmas Song - Dave Matthews Band

  • The Night Before Christmas - Bright Eyes