When December 1 hits you can be sure that I start listening to holiday music. Nothing feels more festive than baking in my kitchen with great tunes, the tree lit and snow falling outside. To help you feel festive while you do your holiday tasks, enjoy a few of my favorite seasonal tunes!
Do you have a favorite holiday song or one that you dread? I’m partial to a little Ella Fitzgerald with “Baby, it’s Cold Outside.” I’ve been known to leave a store trying to escape Paul McCartney’s “Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time.” Sorry, Sir Paul, it makes me cringe!
In my opinion, nothing takes the stress away like a little baking and dancing to some great tunes. I put together a playlist of what I’ve been stirring and jamming along to recently. Enjoy and let me know what you think!
Summer Kitchen Playlist
Closer, Tegan & Sara: I have to admit, I was never a huge fan of this duo but I really like their latest album. Closer is just a perfect belt it and stomp it out song.
Royals, Lorde: Oh my goodness. Obsessed. This girl isn’t even 18 yet and she’s already creating a ton of buzz after the release of her EP. Her debut album is set to drop in September. This song is sassy and I absolutely love it.
If You Didn’t See Me [Then You Weren’t on the Dance Floor], Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.: Hate the name, love the band. Check out the video for this one. I’m pretty sure this song requires some spin moves.
Earthquake Weather, Matt Nathanson: One of my favorite human beings just released his latest album on July 16 (just in time for my birthday). Every single song is fantastic. It’s like a love letter to San Francisco. When my favorite song is constantly changing I know it’s an amazing record.
Call Me Maybe (Cover), Us: I love a good pop song, and you guys, Call Me Maybe is a great pop song. I won’t deny it but this version makes me feel a bit cooler.
What have you been listening to lately? Do you have a genre you like to listen to while you’re in the kitchen?