Its that time of time of the year, decorations are up and eggnog is flowing. Our office is fully prepared for the holiday season. At any given time you can quietly hear notes of holiday songs escaping from the headphones of team members around the office.
This year we decided to share some of our favorite festive tunes as a Three29 holiday playlist. We’ve collected our office’s favorite holiday songs and asked for a quick explanation as to why they chose that song. Its quite an eclectic mix, however, it definitely represents the diverse personalities we have. Feel free to share this playlist, or let us know on Facebook or Twitter if we left any of the greats off of our list.
Jason Malmberg, Art Director
Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney
People hate this song for its chintziness but to me that’s entirely the point. McCartney famously bashed this one out on a new (at the time) tape recorder that had a synth built in and that dated quality distills all the gaudiest elements of holiday decor and tinsel and metallic wrapping paper into this one sound. It’s a joyous salute to bad taste and that makes it perfect for the holiday.
Tyler Tassinari, Digital Strategist
The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
For some reason, this is the first song I listen to each year as soon as the holidays hit. Nat King Cole’s silky smooth voice mixed with a glass of eggnog and Christmas tree decorating is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit.
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town by Jackson 5
This song just reminds me of how excited as a kid I would get each year for the holidays. There’s so much joy and happiness in this song, you can’t help but get a little eager for Christmas.
Vasile Stefierta, Backend Developer
Jingle Bell Trap by Steviie Wonder, Keanu
I really like EDM music as well as listening to some holiday songs during winter holidays. I was really excited when I found out that there are some mixes between the genres out there.
Max Richter, Account Manager
Christmas Treat by Julian Casablancas
Julian Casablancas took an SNL skit and turned it into a pretty decent Christmas song. I love The Strokes, so hearing the song done in their style is pretty cool. Just a fun jam.
Blue Christmas by Elvis Christmas
My parents bought the Elvis Christmas CD before I was born, and this song kicked off every Christmas of my life. I still listen to it every, even when I can’t make it home for Christmas.
Laurie Moses, Accountant
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee
When I was younger the first song that would play as we decorated the Christmas Tree would be that song and I have always hung onto that tradition and passed it onto my own children.
Cristina Robinson, UI/UX Designer
Prancer by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Growing up one of my favorite Christmas films to watch was Prancer. This track is a beautiful arrangement of the themes from the film. Whenever I listen to it, it gets me in the Christmas spirit bringing back sentimental memories from my childhood.
Act I: Nutcracker and Marie Depart for the Pine Forest by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
It’s so hard to pick just one song from The Nutcracker since the entire album is Christmas to me. This particular song is the transition piece from the real world into the Land of Sweets, which brings up all the magical feels of the holiday season. The Nutcracker is another childhood classic that has stayed with me into adulthood. One of my traditions is to decorate the Christmas tree while either listening to the music or watching the movie.
Eduard Florea, VP of Technology
White Christmas by Leona Lewis
I like the beat of it. I hug my wife and we both take a glass of hot mulled wine and just dance on it.
Kara Ricks, Director of Client Services
Carol of the Bells by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych
Carol of the Bells has always been my favorite Christmas song, and if you’re looking for the perfect choral version of the classic, this rendition is for you.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by DMX, Divine Bars
This song got its start as a silly off-the-cuff cover from DMX and turned into a viral sensation. And I mean, who could blame the masses? Whoever doesn’t love a full grown man rapping children’s songs has no soul. This song is the hippest way to hop your holidays.
Tommy McGuire, Backend Developer
You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grince by Jim Carrey
It’s hard to imagine anyone hasn’t heard this Dr. Seuss classic, but Jim Carrey’s take on it is as fantastic and creative as his performance in the film.
Allison Fulwiler, Account Manager
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
This is a classic Christmas song that everyone can enjoy. What better way to get the Christmas season started?