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Eggnog Latte Playlist

Eggnog Latte Playlist

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Two Christmas posts in a row may be a bit much—especially considering that it’s not even December yet—but hey! It’s the greatest time of the year. This season, rather than focusing on “things” and “stuff,” I want to put thankfulness and togetherness at the forefront. It was a tough year, so I’m ending it on a high note and trying my best to get 2019 off to a strong start.

Part one of sharing this philosophy was in my gift-free gifting guide for quality time ideas, and part two is this playlist. While, yes, there are some sad songs on there, (Nancy Wilson’s Blue Christmas is painfully good) most are upbeat and fun—great for get-togethers with friends, the soundtrack for your idyllic drive out to the countryside to fetch the perfect tree (it could happen!), or even a little pick-me-up while you’re sitting at your desk. No lie, I’ve been adding to this playlist since 2012, so yeah, it’s a little disjointed but the cohesive in the most important way: all of the songs on here are hella Christmassy.

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As for the specificity of some of the music on here, it’s a mix of old and new favorites. Nostalgia and the now. Growing up, it just wasn’t Christmas without Run-D.M.C.’s Christmas in Hollis or the entirety of The Muppet Christmas Carol soundtrack. If you’re confused, let me offer you the Love Actually explanation: it’s Christmas—anything can happen.

Obviously, I’ll continue adding to the list so if you’re really into it, you can follow the list on Spotify. And, of course, if I left out your favorite, you should let me know so I can listen to it and maybe add it—if I like it.

Wishing you all the best weekend!

xo, e.m.

Magenta & Squash Blossom

Magenta & Squash Blossom

A Gift-Free Holiday Gifting Guide

A Gift-Free Holiday Gifting Guide