{It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like} A Christmas Playlist


Can you believe it’s only 10 days until Christmas–where did this year go??!

I feel like this Christmas season is flying by quicker than most years – no doubt to a later Thanksgiving than usual, and us Texans getting iced in for a solid four days at the beginning of the month.

Having more time this year than usual to unpack boxes and settle into our home has made for me listening to a lot of Christmas music this year – and in particular,  new-to-me tunes.  This year’s playlist has a lot of acoustic, soothing and indie music, with a slightly eclectic feel.

Wherever you find yourself this season, I hope this Christmas list provides joy, peace, reflection and adds a dash of Christmas cheer to your days, as we celebrate Christ’s birth – the true reason for the season.

Technical Note:

{I decided to make my playlist on Spotify this year, though I have resisted it for most of my playlists.  Unfortunately, a lot of the music I chose this year isn’t on my beloved Grooveshark player – but Spotify has almost every single tune.  Please click the playlist link to go directly to spotify.  {I think you need a spotify account to listen to their playlists.  I have signed up for the free version, and can still listen to most all shared playlists.}   If for some reason, you can’t get it to work, I have included a full track listening below, as well as the delightful Noisetrade free downloads where I found a lot of the tracks.  If you download from Noisetrade, be sure and leave a tip for the artists – I know at least one of the playlists profits is going to charity this season!

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like A Christmas 2013 Playlist

  1. 1.    Carol of the Bells – The Last Bison
  2. 2.    Everything Changed At Christmas – Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors
  3. 3.    O Come, O Come Emmanuel – Sufjan Stevens
  4. 4.    Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabelle – The Western
  5. 5.    Christmas In The Room – Sufjan Stevens
  6. 6.    Christmas Thyme – The Olms
  7. 7.    Jingle Bells {featuring the Puppini Sisters} – Michael Buble
  8. 8.    Joy To The World – Seabird
  9. 9.    Away In A Manger – Tyrone Wells
  10. 10. God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman – Good Lovelies
  11. 11. Christmas Tree – Cary Brothers
  12. 12. I’d Like You For Christmas -Good Lovelies
  13. 13. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Little Big Town
  14. 14. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – Norah Jones
  15. 15. Snowed In – Mindy Smith
  16. 16. Christmas At Home – Tyrone Wells
  17. 17. The Christmas Song {Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire} – Paul McCartney
  18. 18. I Saw Three Ships – Barenaked Ladies
  19. 19. I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Crystal Lewis
  20. 20. Bluegrass, White Snow – Patty Loveless
  21. 21. The Holly & The Ivy – The Lower Lights
  22. 22. Evermore – Phil Wickham
  23. 23. Silent Night – Brian Mann


For More Christmas Playlist Inspiration:


—->Take a listen to my playlist from last year: Sing We Noel.  I also wrote a playlist way back in 2008, and though its a post without any music player, there’s a lovely list of Christmas tunes.

—->Download a few of these Christmas playlist gems at Noisetrade from the links below:

{In case you’re wondering, I am not getting compensated from these links, I just want to pass along sources of  good music!}

Eastside Manor Christmas Sessions {download at Noise Trade}


The Western Den – Midwinter EP


The Paste Magazine Holiday Sampler 2013

I’d love to hear what you’re listening to this Christmas in the comments!

Merry Christmas Friends!


2 comments on “{It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like} A Christmas Playlist

  1. I downloaded the Paste holiday sampler too, I’ve also been listening to Over The Rhine. But always and forever my favorite Christmas music is the soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas.

    1. I love Over the Rhine – I put some of my favorite of their Christmas songs on last year’s Christmas playlist for the blog. And Charlie Brown Christmas – yes! {I LOVE Christmastime is Here – as far as I’m concerned – that’s the only version of that song that should exist!} 🙂 Merry Christmas Sarah!

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