It’s official – we are in the midst of Holiday Spirit season!
What better way to celebrate than to immerse yourself in Holiday songs on repeat, day in and day out? After all, it is the only time of year in which we can – well, in public at least. Yes, we love our classics from Crosby to Sinatra, and more recent 90’s Christmas hits from Mariah Carey and N’Sync, but isn’t it exciting to hear a brand new Holiday song for the first time or listen to one of your favourites covered? It’s so fresh and exciting – as exciting as the first snowfall of the season, in which we’re not quite ready to accept, but once we’re in it, we accept, embrace, and want more!
Let it snow and let the Holiday music take over our music systems! Or better yet, have these new 2014 Holiday music videos playing on your TV or computer screen and be the VJ of your home party for when friends and family come over. You will surely be the most trendy and original host this Holiday.
Here are our fave videos of the the 2014 Holiday season….Enjoy!
Band Aid 30 – Do They Know It’s Christmas?
An all-star cast of British singers including One Direction, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran and many more join forces as a superstar choir for this charity single to fight Ebola. Despite the focus on UK musicians, the song hit the Top 10 on the U.S. iTunes Top Songs chart.
Straight No Chaser featuring Kristen Bell – Text Me Merry Christmas
Famous male a cappella group Straight No Chaser teams up with actress Kristen Bell for a modern tune about texting a loved one who isn’t home on Christmas. With so many people who can relate, this track sounds like it’s destined to become a new Christmas classic.
Idina Menzel & Michael Bublé – Baby It’s Cold Outside
The Frozen diva and the crooning Canadian troubadour team up for a slick rendition of the festive duet while making a few adorable changes to the lyrics.
Sam Smith – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Although typically known as a warm and uplifting fireside standard, Smith’s version of this song is decidedly more melancholy than merry, but we’re not surprised because this soulful singer is known for pulling at our heartstrings with sad ballads. We still included this because his voice is oh so soothing and who doesn’t feel the need to bask in emotional melodies every now and then?
Pentatonix (feat. Tori Kelly) – Winter Wonderland/Don’t Worry Be Happy
The cheerful Holiday classic gets even more cheerful when mashed with Bobby McFerrin’s popular a cappella hit from 1988. The young American pop music a cappella vocalists work their magic and bring in the up-an-coming Tori Kelly on the ride to add a powerful impact. It’s fun, fascinating, and we love it!
Featured image: http://bit.ly/1oDrU4l