STAFF PICKS: Christmas Crackers…
After months of supervising, clearing and licensing a wealth of Christmas tracks there’s no better way to round off the festive season than by choosing the team’s favourite Christmas hits…. grab a mug of Glühwein and put your feet up by the fire whilst listening to the final Staff Picks Playlist of 2019…..
BEN ESSER – EXECUTIVE MUSIC PRODUCER
Bring De Scotch For Christmas – Lord Kitchener
This is a family favourite in our house and we usually play it at least 10 times.
HATTIE LONG – MUSIC RESEARCHER
I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas – Gayla Peevey
My Dad and I heard this song for the first time whilst listening to a Spotify Christmas playlist on Christmas day a few years ago and we’ve been obsessed ever since. It’s gloriously silly and you bet you’ll find me bringing out my Gayla Peevey impression every December for the rest of time.
ANNA MURAKAMI – MUSIC PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Suteki Na Holiday (Lovely Holiday) – Mariya Takeuchi /すてきなホリディ – 竹内まりや
This song has been used for the KFC’s X’mas commercial for nearly 20 years in Japan. Its officially Christmas for me once their commercial has started on-air every year.
KATE SZKOLNY-APSEY – MUSIC RESEARCHER
White Christmas – Otis Redding
It’s a Christmas classic performed by the warm and soulful Otis Redding. It also makes me think of ‘Love Actually’ which immediately makes me feel festive.
JERRY WANG – ASSOCIATE MUSIC CONSULTING
Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley
Although blue is not one of the typical “Christmas colors”, this tune is still always my fav track during the Christmas time!
JAZZ VAN RAVENSWAAIJ – MUSIC SCOUT
Let It Snow – Dean Martin
This song has to be my favourite Christmas classic! And I do not only like the original version, there are many amazing covers of this song. I can recommend the ones by Human Nature (ft. Delta Goodrem), Jordyn Jones, Jamie Cullum and -off course- Michael Bublé. It’s also my go-to sing-along song every December.
Enjoy our playlist! What’s your favourite?