The most wonderful time of the year is approaching yet again. It's the 11th month of 2021, and we can’t help but feel the presence of the holiday around. Despite the hustling routine of people from their day-to-day life routine, everyone always looks forward to holidays. It is the only time they can spend time with their loved ones longer and forget about work.
Aside from the festivities of the holiday, Filipinos can’t go on without music in it. There are no rules when it comes to holiday music. It may be in the form of a cheery type of song, good for family bonding, or even for those who wanted to feel sentimental.
Here are some recommended songs and albums to add to your Holiday Playlist:
Mariah Carey, Merry Christmas II You (2010)
This album adheres to more classic holiday aesthetics than its predecessor and uses live orchestration on tracks such as "Christmas Time Is In The Air Again." Of course, the other original songs on the album you can’t miss like "All I Want for Christmas is You" which is a new version in this album.
Kelly Clarkson’s When Christmas Comes Around
Kelly Clarkson's 2013 Christmas album, Wrap in Red, created one of the most successful Christmas originals in recent years called, Underneath the Tree. She has been focusing on the holiday market ever since. Her tracks have guest performers like Ariana Grande and Chris Stapleton. It also includes amazing song concepts like "Christmas isn't canceled (Just You)".
Norah Jones’ I Dream Of Christmas
Norah Jones has spent much of her career in the jazz-pop environment that produced many Christmas classics. She sounds completely natural with a loose and lively arrangement of I Dream Of Christmas. Music that you can imagine at a Christmas party. Another classic of Jones is “Christmas don’t be late” which gives a relaxing and feel-good type of music, perfect for the holiday.
Meghan Trainor’s A Very Trainor Christmas
Meghan Trainor arrives early on vacation and unpacks a very special cover of the classic "Rockin around the Christmas Tree". Trainor gave the song powerful vocals and infectious energy, without lacking the spirit of Christmas. As always, she illuminates this holiday staple with her style, her voice, and her soul.
Carpenters, 'Christmas Collection' (1984)
The two-disc version, extended from 1984, is a true Schmaltz storm of holiday happiness. It's like Christmas was invented for Karen Carpenter to sing. Her honey-like voice fits perfectly for "Riding a sled" and "What New Year's Eve is doing". You can never go with the Carpenters Christmas classic, truly a sign that holiday is coming.
A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra
This is Frank Sinatra's fourth album, recorded in a very good year, and he sings on the edge of his hat as if he were easily balancing the universe. Arrangements and backing vocals can get in the way but when he sings the classic songs like "Christmas at home" and "Have a Merry Little Christmas", you know it's that time of the year.
Michael Bublé, Christmas (2011)
He is one of the most popular Christmas singers of his generation, and for his 2011 multi-platinum Christmas album to be his best-selling US release. The album includes a playful rendition of "Jingle Bells" with Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" with the British vocal trio Puppini Sisters arranged in Crosby's famous style duet with Andrews Sisters.
The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection (2007)
Taylor Swift's short and sweet vacation EP can do a little more. Originally released as Target Exclusive in 2007, the collection is a country version of both pop favorites (Wham! S "Last Christmas") and traditional Christmas carols like “Silent Night” are included. Some tracks also have a bit of romance, including Swift's original "Christmases When You Were Mine".
Justin Bieber, Under the Mistletoe (2011)
Countless pop artists have been trying to add a modern twist to a traditional Christmas playlist. Justin Bieber manages most of it, but it's even more miraculous given that Under the Mistletoe was just his second album in 2011. Subtle mid-tempo ballads like "Christmas Eve" and "Mistletoe" also reached 11th on the Billboard Hot 100. This EP takes advantage of the singer's gentle harmony, along with minimal contemporary R & B prosperity.
John Legend, A Legendary Christmas
Legendary Christmas was released in 2018 and is already famous for its revised version of the classic "Baby, It's Cold Outside" featuring Kelly Clarkson. However, John Legend's first Christmas album includes more true holiday gems including "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" duet with Esperanza Spalding and Marvin Gaye's "Purple".
Other songs to include on your holiday playlist:
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Andy Williams
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas by Michael Bublé
Let it, Snow, by Frank Sinatra
Deck the Halls by Nat King Cole
Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms
I’ll be Home for Christmas by Tony Bennet
Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Frank Sinatra
Aside from the songs to feel the holiday, a little vacation to feel the cold breeze of holidays won’t hurt. One perfect place to bond with the family in Baguio City. It is the perfect place that gives a soothing breeze of holidays. For families staying in Baguio, there are ready for occupancy condos offered by Vista Residences. It also has a condo for sales like Canyon Hill that offers unique views, design, and experience. Other condos for sale also include Brenthill and Pinehill.
Year-end holidays are fast approaching. Aside from thinking of the best foods for the holiday season, it is also time to think of a new condo design. Colorful Christmas lights and a Christmas tree is a must for every condo. Of all the holidays, Christmas is a great opportunity to unleash your creativity and design aesthetics. Whether you're crazy about finding the perfect place to hang a festive light, find fun crafts to add to your living room shelves, or settle for eye-catching table decoration in your space. There are many Christmas decorations to add. Holidays can bring life to your condo space.
The essence of a holiday inside your space can liven up your condo living. Indeed, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
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