Wrike's Favorite Christmas Songs (A YouTube Playlist)

So this may be a little bit outside of our typical blog post, but we thought it would be great fun to assemble a Christmas playlist of a few of our favorite songs for the Holiday Season. It's still aimed at increasing your productivity this week — after all, it's one less thing to worry about when family dinner time is finally upon you. Just click the YouTube playlist below and enjoy. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us in Wrike!

Tracklist

  • Michael Buble featuring the Puppini Sisters - Jingle Bells (Live on the NBC Christmas Special): Just one man, two microphones, and three beautiful ladies singing equally beautiful harmonies. Chosen by Ashley Coolman. 
  • Louis Armstrong & The Commanders - Cool Yule: This swingin' jazz tune from 1953 contains Satchmo's happy vocals and an awesome horn section. Cool indeed. Chosen by Eliza Walsh.  
  • Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer - Baby It's Cold Outside: Chosen by Leslie Wolin, who says: "For me, the best Christmas songs are from that era in the late 1940s. And this song is a great example."
  • Florence + The Machine - Last Christmas (Live version): Chosen by Daria Nifontova, who says: "It's bittersweet and cute and I'm a sucker for a good female vocalist. I love the bootleg sound, it feels like Ms. Welsh is playing in my dining room. Also you can hate this song all you want, but I guarantee there was at least one Christmas in your life when it struck close to home." 
  • Loose Tapestries - Can't Wait for Christmas: This one was added just for Christmas cheer. Also, it's a modern Christmas song with Monty Python-esque humor that's impossible to hate. Chosen by Victoria Egorenkova. 
  • Kylie Minogue - Santa Baby (Live @ The Royal Albert Hall): Nothing signals Christmas better than Kylie Minogue asking for a yacht — "and really that's not a lot." Chosen by Lionel Valdellon.
  • Daniela Andrade - Christmas Time Is Here: It's that bittersweet song from the Charlie Brown Christmas specials, played on solo guitar by an amazing vocalist who will send goosebumps down your spine. Also the video features her singing to the cutest (and most well-behaved) dog in the galaxy. Chosen by Ashley Coolman.
  • Olivia Olson - All I Want For Christmas is You: Chosen by Ananth Avva, who says: "I like this song because there was one Christmas when I was traveling and couldn't be home. And my wife sent me this upbeat version of the song, taken from the movie Love Actually." 
  • Robert Earl Keen - Merry Christmas From the Family: A classic old-fashioned country song about Christmas dinner at a truly dysfunctional, but warm-hearted family. Gotta love that list of grocery items that need to be bought at the corner store. Chosen by Brad Sanzenbacher.  
  • Julian Casablancas - I Wish It Was Christmas Today: He sings "All I know is that Santa's sleigh is making its way to the USA..." to a rocking '90s arrangement complete with bells. A happy, energetic favorite. Chosen by Brad Sanzenbacher.
  • Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock: What's not to like about this tune? It's immensely better than the Chipmunk version, and it was used in the classic movie, Home Alone which is a holiday favorite (and a real nightmare for any family with small kids). Chosen by Philip Kwan. 
  • Best Coast x Wavves - Something For You: Two solo musicians team up to sing about sharing gifts under the Christmas tree. And that's what the Holidays are about — sharing and caring. Chosen by Lionel Valdellon. 
  • John Lennon - So This Is Christmas (War Is Over): Chosen by Nadya Shapiro, who says: "I don’t love traditional Christmas music, and this is one I don't find cheesy, you know? Nothing worse than cheesy Christmas songs." 
  • My Morning Jacket - Christmas Time is Here Again: Tender vocal harmonies coupled with glimmering acoustic guitar loveliness. You can almost smell the flannel shirts, beards, and pine needles. Merry Christmas, folks. Chosen by Brad Sanzenbacher. 
 IMAGE CREDITS: Photo by Salva Barbera.
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