Tomorrow, it’ll be the first of the last. December 2014, how did this year come by so fast and so slow at the same time? Hmm. Anyways, Paul and I didn’t manage to listen to anything new this month. Well, I for one, have just been listening to Christmas songs now so I figured I’ll share it with you guys.
Straight No Chaser – Holiday Spirit
First off, my all time favorite Christmas album goes to Straight No Chaser’s Holiday Spirit album. I’ve been listening for years and years now (welp, since 2008 maybe, its release). I haven’t had a Christmas without it and I can’t pick one as a favorite. I do remember clearly how I managed to discover it though. I was in a car back then and the radio played their 12 days of Christmas/Africa medley and it was so funny and still Christmas-y that I rushed to the computer and searched for it. Shazam didn’t exist yet that time so just imagine the keywords you’d type in and hoping you’ll get the result you want. So there’s that, I did and was in total love with the whole album. They have more albums now though but I still think Holiday Spirit is their best one.
They also just released a new one with Kristen Bell. Quite the cutesy tune and very modern.
Pentatonix – That’s Christmas To Me
I’ve been obsessed with Pentatonix for months now. I’ve watched all their videos on YouTube and subscribed and all that stuff. Listened to them non-stop. They’ve just released PTX Vol III and it has most of my favorite songs for 2014 so check that out. They’ve also released their latest Christmas album called That’s Christmas To Me and Paul’s ultimate love Tori Kelly is in it.
Funny thing is, not all of the song in this album are actually for Christmas. White Winter Hymnal is quite brutal and Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy is just a playful but very magical tune they’ve decided to materialize.
My favorite would be It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. I love it when Avi sings. It’s like cuddling with velvet.
Pentatonix also has another Christmas album called PTXmas, be sure to check it out as well!
Christina Aguilera – This Christmas
I’ve always idolized Christina since I was a kid and this song has been stuck with me for years. Straight No Chaser did a very good rendition of this song as well in Holiday Spirits but I suppose the bittersweet feeling I get when listening to this song makes it more special than the other. Both are really good though. Still bittersweet this year, eh. Can’t be with the love this Christmas, so I guess I’m just looking forward to listening to this and actually relating to it. I don’t even know why it gets me emotional every time though. This song hits the Christmas song rightly.
Britney Spears – My Only Wish This Year
Haha, I feel like I’m bringing all my childhood idols back but I just can’t miss this one. Malls always play this song and I’ve grown fond of it. I remember dancing to this too back in high school, so there’s that.
Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You
Say what you want but this is the modern Christmas anthem. When the little bells jingle at the start of the song, everyone is then sure prepared to belt out their Christmas feelings through this classic. Whistles and all.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXQViqx6GMY]What do you listen for Christmas? Share in the comments below!