Mixtape – Christmas Spirit

A Christmas Mixtape | Hanna's Places

The days leading up to Christmas wouldn’t feel right without some Christmas tunes playing in the background. Baking cookies, wrapping presents, putting up the Christmas decorations…it’s all ten times more fun this way.

I love the whole range – from the classics like Bing Crosby and Eartha Kitt, to the tacky like Mariah Carey to Coldplay and She & Him. Every year at the end of November I put together a playlist and I thought I would share this year’s with you. You can listen to it here.

Click through for the mixtape

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Lots of artists also upload a Christmas song to Noisetrade this time of year. One of my favourite’s is this song by Lilah Rose, a 23-year old electronic pop musician from the West Coast. I’ve never heard of her before finding her on Noisetrade, but now I can’t wait for the release of her debut album (she’s currently recording it). You can download the song here.

1. Lilah Rose – Christmas Spirit
2. Bing Crosby – Winter Wonderland
3. Christina Perri – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
4. The Raveonettes – The Christmas Song
5. Buddy – Auld Lang Syne
6. Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby
7. Coldplay – Christmas Lights
8. Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker
9. Louis Armstrong – Cool Yule
10. Joni Mitchell – River
11. Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas is You
12. She & Him – I’ll Be Home for Christmas

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What are your favourite Christmas songs or albums?

Picture by Helena La Petite.

13 Comments

  • Lucy | We Resolve Blog
    December 5, 2013
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    Such a good mix!! I love Christmas music so much, especially when my favourite musicians cover old classics. Makes me far too happy! Definitely bookmarking these tracks to listen to over the festive season :) xo

    • hanna
      December 5, 2013
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      Thanks! And you’re right, I’m always so happy when I see one of my favourite musicians has covered a favourite old song of mine. :)

  • Angie
    December 5, 2013
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    This couldn’t come at a better time! Was just pulling my Christmas playlist together (aka the only playlist I will listen to until Christmas, ha). I actually have the entire She & Him Christmas album in it and a few covers of some of the songs you mentioned, but a few of the I didn’t know yet so thanks!

    • hanna
      December 5, 2013
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      haha, yes i’m listening to nothing else at the moment as well ;)
      please share your playlist once it’s ready!

  • Victoria | Oh So Pretty
    December 5, 2013
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    Oh yes, so loving the Christmas music when I turn on the radio – Always love the classics, but Mariah Carey’s All I want for Christmas is my go to and always brings back memories – we used to make dances to that song when we were younger. Love it!

    • hanna
      December 5, 2013
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      I’m glad you like it! I think a Christmas playlist has to be a mix of everything :)

  • Miranti Kayess
    December 5, 2013
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    What a great list! Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas makes me think of Love Actually… my favourite holiday movie! I also adore no. 12 ♥

    • hanna
      December 5, 2013
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      Thanks!

      I was definitely thinkin of Love Actually ehile creating this mix ;)

  • Danielle | Lucky Number Seven
    December 5, 2013
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    I love She & Him’s rendition of I’ll Be Home for Christmas! Probably my favourite version ever. Can’t wait to listen to this :)

    • hanna
      December 5, 2013
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      You’re right! It’s definitely one of the best versions of the song. And definitely my favourite track of the album :)

  • Latrina | oftreesandhues
    December 11, 2013
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    Yay! I love all the posts about Christmas music. I swear I wish December lasted at least three-months long, hehe. Loving your mix, Hanna! As always. :) You have just the best taste in music. <3

    • hanna
      December 12, 2013
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      Thanks!

      You’re so right, having December for three months would be awesome! Instead we could skip January and February or something ;)


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