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Festive Favourites: Movable Ink’s Holiday Playlist

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Whether you’ve had your tree up for two months or two minutes, bought all your gifts in the Black Friday sales, or just woke up this morning wondering how it could possibly be December…we’ve finally reached ‘the most wonderful time of the year!’ (Though, the bar is low in 2020).

Holiday music is an essential part of the season’s celebrations, so we asked the Movable Ink team for their favourite Christmas tracks and put together this Spotify playlist.

Here’s why these songs made the list:

  • Adam Farquharson
    The Darkness – Don’t Let the Bells End
    “Everything about the song is class. Bells. Guitars. It sticks in your head for the whole month!”

  • Isa Sher
    The Pogues – Fairytale of New York
    “It just makes me feel so Christmassy. Also who can resist belting it out and having a wee dance after a few drinks?!”

  • Coco Janze
    Mariah Carey Ft. Justin Bieber – All I Want for Christmas Is You
    “Many reasons…

    1. Mariah Carey is the Christmas Queen
    2. It instantly puts you in the Christmas mood
    3. The song originally came out in 1994 (the year I was born)
    4. Justin Bieber collaboration…. I didn’t think this song could get any better, but it did”
  • Mercedes Bath-Barranco
    Destiny’s Child – 8 Days of Christmas
    “A bit different – Christmas RnB!”

  • Laura Padilla
    Donny Hathaway – This Christmas
    “It just makes me happy and gets me feeling festive.”

  • Mike Dietz
    Bryan Adams – Christmas Time
    “I’ve been listening to this one come December for as long as I can remember. The hook is incredible and it so very much captures the holiday spirit. THERE’S SOMETHIN ABOUTTTT CHRISTMASS TIMEEEE! SOMETHIN ABOUTTTT CHRISTMAS TIMEEEEE! MAKES YOU WISH IT WAS CHRISTMAS EVERYYYYY DAYYYYYYY!”

  • Naveen Wall
    Andy Williams – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
    “It says it in the song title!”

  • Jack Lester
    Wham – Last Christmas
    “It’s not really Christmas until you hear ol’ Georgie boy blasting this one out! LOVE IT”

  • Steph Toh
    NSYNC – Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays
    “My parents got me the album for my 9th birthday and I just remember listening it to it all night long – I’ve been obsessed with this song and a few others ever since. Christmas wouldn’t be right without NSYNC!”

  • Emily Booth
    Michael Buble – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
    “My family and I always play it when we decorate the tree – it reminds me of the start of the Christmas excitement.”

  • Julio Lopez
    The Pointer Sisters – Jump (For My Love)
    “I loved watching Hugh Grant dance to it in Love Actually!”

  • Morgan Bell
    Kylie Minogue – Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)
    Kylie is favourite any time of the year, but this song is one of the best on her Kylie Christmas Snow Queen album!
    The Beach Boys – God Only Knows
    It’s the ending song on the soundtrack of one of the best Christmas movies… Love actually
    Elton John – Step into Christmas
    An absolute classic with a capital C for Christmas
    Chris Rea – Driving Home for Christmas
    Has there ever been a Christmas where this song is NOT played on the radio when you’re literally driving home for christmas?!”

  • Sarah Davis
    Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
    “It reminds me of celebrating Christmas when I was younger!”

  • Stuart Barker
    The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping
    “Unique and joyful!”

  • Kyle McClure
    “I have a double submission here because both of these are too good!
    Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You being a cult classic – no holiday playlist is complete without it!
    Also The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping because you’ve got to have a little holiday rock on the list too :)”

  • Anna Sinclair
    The Pogues – Fairytale of New York
    “It’s a popular song among all ages to sing along to and reminds me of Christmas in NZ!”

  • Hitesh Lodhia
    Frank Sinatra – Let it Snow
    “It reminds me of watching Die Hard”

  • Ness Coelho
    The Pogues – Fairytale of New York
    “The non filtered lyrics of their romantic relationship and love for New York, making it sound incredibly open, raw and optimistic. This, along with a glass of mulled wine under a heated lamp in a small country pub, just makes me all fuzzy inside. Can you tell I love Christmas?!”

  • Arielle Hornedo
    Chris Brown – This Christmas

  • Sophie Amato
    Jingle Bells!

  • Sarah Bisset
    Chris Rea -Driving home for Christmas
    “Childhood memories”

Listen to the full playlist here!

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