Our halls are decked and the fa-la-la's have commenced here at the HPB Corporate Office. Whether it's a classic tune, an original song or a twist on a traditional hit, there's nothing like hearing your favorite holiday music to really make the season bright. I thought it would be fun to survey the office on some of their top picks. Enjoy!
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Darlene Love
"I always look forward to seeing Darlene Love perform this holiday classic on The Late Show with David Letterman. She has a great voice, plus the saxophone player is full of surprises every year! This was her last year to perform this song on TV due to David Letterman's upcoming retirement"
Christmas Forever by Freddie Jackson
"Who wouldn't want to have Christmas forever!? The words remind me of my childhood and are exactly how my family spends the holidays. I especially love the New Jack Swing sound which was popular in the early 1990's. Sidenote: I play this song all year long...thankfully, my family hasn't disowned me yet."
White Christmas by Michael Bublé and Shania Twain
"I’ve always loved White Christmas, likely because I grew up in Texas and never had one until just a couple of years ago. This version, inspiried by The Drifters' original take on the Bing Crosby classic, is so stylistically unique and interesting—it’s a song I look forward to hearing every year."
Put a Little Love in Your Heart by The Cast of Scrooged
"It's included in probably one of the best closing scenes from one of my favorite Christmas movies, Scrooged. Originally sung by Jackie DeShannon, you just can't go wrong when you add Bill Murray to the mix."
Snow by Bing Crosby
"It's on my holiday-must playlist for a couple reasons. First, it sounds great on my gramophone (yep, I have a gramophone). And second, because it's a family tradition to watch the movie White Christmas each year and dream about snow falling on Christmas Day (which it most likely won't in Texas).
These are just a few of our holiday favorites. take a listen to all of them with this handy playlist.:
What are some of your favorite holiday songs?
Sam is Public Relations Coordinator at Half Price Books Corporate.