This past weekend I had my first (very early) Christmas Party of the year with my wife's family in Toowoomba. My father-in-law loves the function of being able to speak in to his television remote control to search for videos on YouTube, and the phrase "Christmas Music" was used liberally that evening. YouTube served up a real mix of pop classics (All I Want For Christmas is You, Last Christmas) as well as more traditional carols. After the third time, Mariah Carey was eliciting groans from everyone present, and it led to the conversation of whether there has been any good modern Christmas music released lately.
Being that I was raised in a house where Christmas meant a decorated gum tree branch and a distinct lack of religious observations, my knowledge of Christmas music is fairly meagre, so there are a lot of classics that I don't know! However, I do like to keep my finger on the pulse of pop music, so when there are crossovers with my favourite artists making Christmas music, I'm usually a little bit curious. So, in no particular order, here are a few modern Christmas songs that you may not have heard that you can add to your holiday playlist this year:
I've already had a few people asking about my closing dates over Christmas - the studio will be closed from Friday the 20th of December and reopening on Monday the 6th of January.
Things I've been watching/listening to this week: