Picking the perfect Christmas party music will get everybody in the groove for your holiday get together. Create a playlist of Christmas party songs to set the festive mood as you share delicious food, drinks, and good company. Here are some tips for putting together the ultimate Christmas party playlist!
Play Christmas music that all of your guests will enjoy by incorporating artists from a variety of genres, time periods, and regional backgrounds. A good idea is to take the type of event that you’re hosting into consideration. For a casual get together, play party Christmas songs with an upbeat tempo to get toes tapping and everybody feeling relaxed. Many contemporary artists such as Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber have released holiday albums with modern remixes of traditional tunes. If your party is formal, however, select classic Christmas music to play in the background of your event. A lovely and sophisticated option is instrumental renderings of favorite holiday carols performed by your favorite orchestra or symphony group.
If you don’t have your own collection of holiday CDs to play and you don’t want to spend a small fortune downloading songs from iTunes, try Christmas music streaming. You can use services such as Pandora or i heart radio to create stations to play during the party. Websites such as Grooveshark also allow you to make your own Christmas music list ahead of time and easily organize your songs. Take requests from guests by asking them to write down their top 10 Christmas songs when they first arrive. It’s like the modern version of the diner jukebox. They’ll be thrilled when they hear their song playing! Depending on how large your venue is, you may need to connect your computer to external speakers in order to get the right volume.
Have fun putting together your Christmas playlist and finding music that everyone will enjoy. Who knows—your guests may be so full of cheer that they will break out into an impromptu sing-a-long!