We’re nearing the end of 2016 and traditionally around this time of the year, we attend countless dinner parties. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of tradition, but aren’t you getting tired of hearing the same music on Christmas parties over and over again? Well, I am fucking done with it. I love classics like ‘All I Want For Christmas’, but sometimes you need to break the pattern and go with something else.
The ENFNTS TERRIBLES Christmas Playlist is the perfect weapon to battle boring moments at the dinner table. Are you tired of explaining to your family members why you’re still single? With a spin of our playlist, you’ll have the whole table talking about these beautiful and fun songs. Some of them are covers of classics, new Christmas songs, or even just regular songs that fit into the mood. Here are my 3 favourite songs (or artist) on the playlist:
A few years ago ABC aired a Thanksgiving special with the one and only Lady Gaga. She performed acoustic versions of songs on her ‘Born This Way’ album, but also some Christmas songs. They immediately bring you into the mood with their jazzy tone and her strong, warm voice. Speaking of jazz, the in 2014 released ‘Cheek To Cheek’ album with Tony Bennett also includes some songs that are perfectly fit for the festivities. Hell, I even sneaked in a song from her latest album ‘Joanne’!
Our Day Will Come
My heart still aches when I think about the musical gem the world lost in 2011, Amy Winehouse. Her song ‘Our Day Will Come’ is an absolute must on this playlist. Although she’s talking about the relationship with her lover, the song is open to interpretation. To me, it’s a hopeful message to the future. And that’s a message we all need in times like these.
Love Me Now
John Legend’s latest single ‘Love Me Now’ is a strong message to all of us. Again, this song also talks about the relationship between two lovers, but the message is universal. We should all love each other NOW. But on a more serious note, we’ve only got so much time, and we should never take that for granted.
So yes, I do realize this playlist already looks like a mess by the music choices I’ve made. But don’t be fooled by it, and just take a listen. The 2-hour long playlist is also joined by Pentatonix, Meghan Trainor and more. And please, don’t be scared by the amount of Lady Gaga songs. It’s jazz and it may not be your cup of tea, but you’ll learn to love it. It goes surprisingly well with the pop songs that I included in the list. So put this on shuffle, and enjoy your time with friends and family!