My Holiday Playlist
I'm a huge fan of playlists - many times I ask Siri to play my favorite individual song, but something about having favorites on a playlist makes it so easy and enjoyable. For instance, while making these cookie cake pops, we definitely needed our holiday playlist ready to go so we could be hands-free!
There are many, many favorites here (and more to be added), but I wanted to highlight a few and the significant memories they bring each time I listen.
When Christmas Comes to Town
From the moment the first note hits, I'm surrounded by The Polar Express, memories of snow and sitting on the couch watching the movie with my family. It makes me want a cup of hot chocolate and a snowy day!
I'll Be Home for Christmas - Kenny G
Honestly, all of these Kenny G's are SOLID. Call me crazy, but something about the soothing sound of the sax makes me want to cozy up by the Christmas tree and light some candles while thinking about the many gifts I've been given and sweet moments I have to be thankful for.
Christmas Makes Me Cry
Let's be real. I cry. A LOT. Like, more than a lot. Especially around the holidays. This song is that strong, silent goodness that lets you feel your feelings and still feel like you're in the holiday spirit.
Classic. Come on, you've gotta have some Bing on your playlist. I will never forget watching Holiday Inn with my family (mostly my two sisters and my mom) - and this song brings out all of the holiday goodness while I'm cooking or cleaning.
I'll Be Home for Christmas - Josh Groban
Two of my brothers were/are in the military, we've all been separated during the holidays at different times and seasons... holidays are so much more difficult as adults, I say. Listening to this song was especially difficult when my brother(s) were away, but now it rings differently for me. Now it reminds me to hold tight to the sweet, precious moments that we did get to read the Christmas story together, unwrap gifts, pick on each other, eat cinnamon rolls, and play in the snow. There was so much going on that I never realized I would long for in twenty years - but here I am, wanting it all and also creating new traditions and special memories with my new family.
Cheers to you and yours during this season, and I hope this playlist helps you reminisce and create your own special moments - whether you're spending time alone or with friends and family.