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#SATop5: Holiday Hits

December 1, 2016

Christmastime is finally here! ‘Tis the season for family gatherings, an excess of food, gift-giving/receiving, and avoiding any sort of political discussion. In this season of excitement and joy, you may feel a slight urge to “put your records on”. If that’s the case for you, we’re here to recommend some of the best and brightest Christmas tunes!

Each Tuesday, we post a #SAtop5 playlist on Spotify (follow us – libertysa) that includes the five songs we recommend for the week. Our playlist for this week features a song from each of the albums below.


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1.Ella & Louis Christmas

Your two favorite smoother-than-butter voices have albums dedicated to the harmony they made together, but this is by far one of the most important. This album showcases the talent of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong and brings the Christmas spirit alive.


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2.Sufjan Stevens – Silver & Gold

Sufjan’s Christmas album is worth its weight in silver and gold as it showcases some originals as well as some of our favorite classics such as “Sleigh Ride” and “Let It Snow!” If you have a good three hours to spare (don’t let the time commitment scare you too much), sit down and enjoy the full length of this five-disc Christmas album.


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3.Michael Bublé Christmas

We can’t make a ‘tis the season music list without including this modern jazzy Christmas album. Michael Bublé’s Christmas album features all of the classical Christmas hits with a new-age Sinatra vibe, carrying the melodies that send us straight into the holiday season.


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4.  A Very She & Him Christmas

If you loved Zooey Deschanel’s Christmas singing in “Elf”, you’re sure to love this album. Produced and performed by M. Ward and Deschanel herself, this Christmas album includes simple songs turned into quirky tunes that put a new spin on the classics.


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5.  Johnny Cash – The Classic Christmas Album

You know him, you love him, and you love this album even if you haven’t listened to it yet. It’s Johnny Cash, and there isn’t really anything else that’s left to say.

Well, there you have it: some of our favorite holiday hits. If you have any suggestions to share, tweet at us and let us know so we can feature it on our #SAtop5!