Chrysler Holiday Playlist
Last week we asked Chrysler staff members to send us their favorite holiday tunes. We turned the replies into a Spotify playlist to share with you. From hokey classics like I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas to updated standards like John Legend and Kelly Clarkson’s Baby It’s Cold Outside, we’ve got a little bit of everything for hanging lights, opening gifts, cooking your favorite comfort meal, or doing really anything holiday-related. Did someone say Chrysler Bake Off? What other songs are on your holiday playlists?
Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses – It’s a great anthem for socially distant holidays (“I’m spending this one alone” he said / “Need a break, this year’s been crazy”) –Melanie
I’m a big fan of the Sufjan Stevens Christmas albums (so many songs!) but would have to choose Star of Wonder as a favorite. Not technically a holiday song, but I also put White Winter Hymnal by the Fleet Foxes on my holiday playlist. –Emily
Fairy Tale of New York by the Pogues. It is the perfect song for a not so perfect relationship on a not so perfect Christmas. –Robert (Seconded by Lloyd)
Bing Crosby’s Mele Kalikimaka has always put a big smile on my face! So peppy! –Carrie
One of my favorites is Donny Hathaway’s This Christmas. The lyrics remind me of gathering with family and friends and I just love the horns. We can’t help but dance when we hear it. Another classic is Silent Night by The Temptations. It’s always signaled the start of the holiday season for us. I always heard this version at church and when I’m with family and friends, we always take a stab at the harmonies even though some of us don’t have nearly enough bass in our voices. Ha! –DeAnne
I actually love the Peanuts kids singing off-key in Christmas Time is Here by the Vince Guaraldi Trio. It also seems fitting because we have a Snoopy beagle of our own. (My first choice was Father Christmas by the Kinks, tho) –Elise
White Christmas by The Drifters (and a second, or maybe third?) for Eartha Kitt’s Santa Baby. –Jennifer
I say we just add the entire Muppets Christmas Carol soundtrack to the list. Also the original You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch and Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt are always great. –Macy
(We didn’t add the entire soundtrack.)
Andy Williams’s It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year is a classic that’s upbeat and fun to listen to while out Christmas shopping or decorating. I’m also a big fan of Josh Groban’s version of Noel with his powerful vocals (and, y’know, he’s my favorite singer.) –Liz
I’ve always liked Andy Williams’s Happy Holidays because of these ridiculous lyrics:
With the whoop-de-do and hickory dock
And don’t forget to hang up your sock
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Sam Smith is pretty special and makes me want to cry and call me cliche but I love Bublé… and I really hope someone picks Mariah because no playlist is complete without her. –Meredith
Let is Snow, She & Him –Erik
Believe by Josh Groban from The Polar Express seems to be one of those songs everyone likes but no one knows the name of it. I can’t believe no one has said Mariah Carey All I Want for Christmas. It seems like you can’t go wrong when you play this song. If you play it in a crowd and no one tries to belt the notes, I think you may be in the wrong crowd.
A childhood classic: I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas My mom and I would always get super excited on those rare occasions it came on the radio.
Jimmy Buffett’s version of Christmas Island. It always makes me smile and lets me imagine that I live a life that involves a lot more coconut trees. –Colleen
Idina Menzel & Michael Bublé, Baby It’s Cold Outside or John Legend’s Baby, It’s Cold Outside ft. Kelly Clarkson both voices are amazing, but I love the new lyrics on Legend and Clarkson’s version. I hope someone makes a 2020 version with “I really can’t stay… Baby, it’s Corona outside.” –Bea
We wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season!