I've never been a fan of traditional Christmas music. But I am a total music lover! So for the holidays, I put together this modern Christmas songs playlist. We listen to it while we trim our tree every year!
Living in Califorina, we don't get to put up our Christmas tree too early. With our warm, dry weather, the trees can dry out too much and become a total fire hazard. Since we don't get to have our tree up for very long, we really make decorating it an extra special time.
It's a fun family night where we have hot apple cider and listen to Christmas music while trimming the tree. Growing up, it was one of the things I looked most forward to each holiday season (aside from the candy bar trains!). I love introducing kids to the music that I love that I know they will like too.
Along with these indie Christmas songs, we also love Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass' Christmas album and, of course, Burl Ives! It's so much fun to put those albums on and dance around.
This Hell Yes, Please ornament has become part of our holiday traditions also. When this ornament comes out of the box, my kids get to say “hell.” It's so funny. They think they are being super rebellious. I don't have the heart to tell them it's one of the more tame curse words.
Modern Christmas Songs Playlist
This playlist is mostly new songs but there are a few oldies on there too. There are some songs that are just classic and were totally ahead of their time. Plus, I really love music that sounds like it's from the 80's so my love of these songs makes sense.
Play this holiday playlist right on the blog below:
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What kind of Christmas music do you like to listen to?
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