Holiday Playlist: Changing up the classic tunes

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Holiday Playlist: Changing up the classic tunes

By Drake Pena

The holidays are quickly approaching, and with the excitement of winter break also comes the anticipation of seeing family members, having parties and, of course, endless hours of holiday music.

Before you complain about your roommate who started playing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” in November or about hearing about Rudolph and his reindeer games for the millionth time, try out these tracks to add some flare to your holiday playlist:

1. “Frosty the Snowman“ by Fiona Apple

2. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas“ by Sufjan Stevens

3. “Xmas on Soul“ by Snoop Dogg

4. “Horchata” by Vampire Weekend

5. “Don’t Shoot Me Santa” by The Killers

6. “Miracle” by Matisyahu

7. “Hanukkah Blessings” by Barenaked Ladies

8. “Feast of Lights” by They Might Be Giants

9. “Wonderful Christmastime” by The Shins

10. “Last Christmas” by The xx

11. “Navidad Feliz” (Jingle Bells) by La Sonora Matancera with Celia Cruz

12. “Christmas at the zoo” by The Flaming Lips

13. “I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus” by Amy Winehouse

Drake is freshman in Media. He can be reached at [email protected]