Wednesday, December 4, 2013

For Your Christmas Playlist | The Shield

By Laura Van Camp

This is the time of year where Christmas music goes from a welcome change to a repetitious cycle. Sure, we all loved “Last Christmas” when we heard it once at the mall…but four days later and it has already been overplayed.

Here are some Christmas songs to update your playlist and keep the joy in your Christmas carols.

Christmas Lights – Coldplay

The best of Christmas music and the sound of Coldplay meet in their 2010 Christmas single, “Christmas Lights”. It’s the kind of song to plug in and take a walk in downtown Rochester.

Twelve Days of Christmas – Straight No Chaser

This is not your typical twelve days of Christmas: this version incorporates other carols, Toto’s “Africa” and “The Dradel Song”. They successfully perform a beautiful song while incorporating their own sense of humor

Carol of the Bells – Pentatonix

A capella like Straight No Chaser, Pentatonix has been taking youtube by storm since they won “The Sing-Off”. Like what you hear? They also cover songs like Radioactive

and Somebody that I Used to Know.

Blue Christmas – She and Him

You may only know her as the girl from Elf or 500 Days of Summer, but Zooey Deschanel’s Christmas album is a must-have. Few people can re-make an Elvis song and do it well, but this version is a winner.

All I Want for Christmas – Michael Buble

In his usual crooner style, Michael Buble rejuvenates this tired Christmas classic on his Christmas album. This is perfect for people who enjoy the classic Christmas style but also enjoy modern songs.

So this Christmas season, don’t stay stuck in your classic carol rut. Search the iTunes store for Christmas songs that are your style and update your playlist!


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