K&Playlist Holiday Edition: Our team’s favourites this holiday season

November 30, 2021

Whether you’re jamming out at your desk or decorating your home for the holidays, having the right playlist during the most wonderful time of the year is essential. We asked our K&P team what their favourite holiday songs are, and they didn’t hold back!

As we roll into December, we thought we’d share a few of our favourites and why these holiday tunes hold near and dear to our hearts.


Frosty the Snowman – Gene Autry: When I was in kindergarten, they played this holiday classic at our school assembly. This song was my first exposure to Christmas, and I was hooked for life. I still think about this song, it reminds me of being young in the snow and I will forever associate it with the magical character Frosty.


White Christmas (1947) – Bing Crosby: I prefer my Christmas music to be crooned, you should be able to picture yourself listening to it with a scotch by a fire. Therefore, I believe anything Bing Crosby strikes the right tone!


Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Darlene Love: My family and I always play this song when decorating the tree every year. They also featured it in the iconic movie Christmas with the Kranks, which is still one of my favourites to date!


Hard Candy Christmas (feat. Barbara Mitchell & Michelle Visage) – RuPaul: I always listen to this album when decorating the tree with my family. You MUST wait for the drop at 3:48, which is a long time to wait for a drop, but it is very much worth it!


Carol of the Bells – Trans-Siberian Orchestra: I love this song simply for the composition – blending classical and rock. This version is instrumental, so you can never get sick of the lyrics. I love to turn it up loud while I decorate the house!


La fille du père Noël – Jacques Dutronc: Because at home, Christmas meals always ended with a good dose of laughter, a pinch of non-conformism, all washed down with good Burgundy wine.


Do they Know it’s Christmas? – Band Aid 1984: I always loved the old school Christmas classics from the eighties because my grandpa used to play them around the holidays. This one was one of my favourites because of its upbeat, celebratory tone. This song could play at any Christmas party and have everyone singing and dancing!


Ven A Mi Casa Esta Navidad (ft. Ricardo Montaner) – Voz Veis: This is one of my all-time favourites because it’s in Spanish, which is my first language, and it’s by my favourite Venezuelan band from when I was a kid. Ricardo Montaner, who grew up in Venezuela, is one of the best Latin pop singers out there! The song is about inviting those who are far away from their families to come over and spend Christmas all together instead of staying by themselves and feeling nostalgic, something a lot of people experience every year – but especially in recent years.


River – Ben Platt: When I first heard Ben Platt’s cover of this Christmas classic in Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck’s satirical comedy-drama, The Politician, I was blown away. This has been making its way onto my holiday playlists ever since!


Step into Christmas – Elton John: Elton John has always been a staple in my family. His music always puts everyone in the happiest mood and there’s truly no one merrier, in my humble opinion!


Linus And Lucy – Vince Guaraldi Trio: In the movie, A Charlie Brown Christmas, this song plays during a scene of children dancing exuberantly, joyously and brightly. For me, those are the feelings of Christmas when you’re a kid, and the song brings that to life.

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