Thursday, December 7, 2017


I know I've been woefully bad at posting playlists for you guys this year—and I'm making a resolution to put more of them together here on the blog in 2018. I absolutely love curating them, but what can I say, this year has been a big one for work, and I've had to back-burner the blog a bit. As always, I'm aiming to do better!

Which brings me to today's playlist... A revived SUILTSOY classic, "The Holiday Mix & Mingle." I've been posting some version of this playlist since about 2012, and every season I add and remove a few tunes to keep it fresh. You'll still find my all-time favorites like "Cool Yule" and "I'm Beginning to See The Light" as well as gems from The O.C.'s holiday album and our modern crooning holiday mascot, Michael BublĂ©. 

And! Luckily for us, Spotify got a bunch of amazing artists to record new versions of holiday classics, and I've put a few of them into the mix, like Sam Smith singing "River" (swoon!) and Yoke Lore's fun electro version of "Last Christmas."

Also, a quick PSA: I urge you to indulge in some holiday music whenever you get a chance, because, well, we could use it. It's really easy to fall into a state of despair and hopelessness over the news—from the fires in LA, the president, and our environment to the events that led to these women covering TIME magazine. It has been a year. Remember when we all couldn't wait for 2016 to be over, hoping this year would be the fresh start we needed?

Now, I'm not recommending you tune out completely, because we have to stay vigilant, but let yourself feel the simplistic bliss of holiday music from 50 years ago. It will make you feel delightfully out of touch with reality, if just for an hour or so. So close your Twitter feed, pick up a novel you've been meaning to read, brew up a mug of tea or hot chocolate, get under a blanket and chiiiiiiillll.

*And on a much lighter note, this playlist makes a great soundtrack for any upcoming holiday parties and cocktail hours! It's fun! And festive! Have a yule that's cool!


Image credit: Bailey and Martin (see the full post from this lovely party at Grace's apartment here, too!)

1 comment:

  1. The Holiday Mix & Mingle is incredibly mind-blowing.I mean you have seriously awesome job really. You know i have been looking for some such burning stuff for so long and finally i got your post.