Parcell: Recommendations for Christmas playlists

Jordan Parcell

If you’re anything like me, you have a playlist made for just about every situation, whether it be sticking your head out of the sunroof of a moving car or doing chores around the house. Here are some of my recommendations for a Christmas playlist.


“Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy)” by Duke Ellington – I love this song because it’s a jazz spin on a classical piece. It’s super swingy and fun to listen to. It’s a nice way to break up some of the more traditional songs on a holiday playlist.


“All I Want for Christmas is you” by My Chemical Romance – I know what you’re thinking – and yes, this is a cover of the Mariah Carey song. As much as I love that song, I prefer this one for my playlist. I like less traditional Christmas music, so a rock cover is just the thing I would want for my playlist.


“Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt – Even though I like to mix things up with a rock cover here and there, I can still appreciate the classics. I absolutely adore Eartha Kitt, so this is an obvious choice for me.


“Wonderful Christmastime” by The Shins – This song is originally by Paul McCartney, who is hands down my favorite member of The Beatles, so I already loved this song. I stumbled upon this cover and loved it immediately. It reminds me of The Beach Boys, whose music I also enjoy, so it’s a win-win situation.


“two queens in a king sized bed” by girl in red – I do, in fact, listen to girl in red, so I was very excited to see that she released a Christmas song. It’s very cute and it just vibes, so of course I love it. I also enjoy the fact that it’s more ambiguously about winter, rather than being explicitly about christmas.