a very mylifeinsound Christmas ft. Nathan Fake, The Crookes, Fleet Foxes, Coldplay, & more!

There is something really special about being back in the suburbs for Christmas, seeing my family is obviously the most special, but I especially love how all the neighborhoods seem to be lit up. Especially the people that live for this and go all out with what seems like thousands of lights, giant Santas with a reindeer fleet, and lawn covered with whatever they could find resembling Christmas (some even have their own radio station channel that plays music when you drive by). By some Christmas miracle, (or potentially scary climate change reasons) it’s actually pretty nice weather here, which makes everything that much more lovely. I am truly looking forward to waking up tomorrow, eating breakfast with the family and opening presents while watching Elf, a movie in which no matter how many times my family and I watch it, we always cry laughing at the same parts. I am also looking forward to watching Home Alone again tomorrow, I’ve seen it 4 times already this month but it always gets me in the Christmas spirit (keep the change you filthy animal). I hope no matter what you celebrate or where you are you all have an absolutely lovely day and surround yourself with family or friends. There is so much to be thankful for, and even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, chances are some of your favorite bands are releasing new and free material ’tis the season! So I suggest you check out what your favorite artists are up to. Here are some of my favorite classic Christmas songs, and Christmas covers by some of my favorite bands:

I know many try, but no one should ever even attempt to cover this song, it is perfect. I love Wham! always and forever:

Absolutely chill and amazing version of “Silent Night” by Nathan Fake:

Fleet Foxes “White Winter Hymnal” – Just a classically beautiful song by Fleet Foxes, everything they do is perfect:

Love this video and song by The Crookes, plus I love a boy in a nice winter coat and Christmas jumper. Well done, boys. “It’s Just Not Christmas Without You”:

This song is so incredible, I’ve loved it for so long and true love lasts a lifetime. It also helps that it reminds me of an incredible scene in Home Alone, and that sax solo…come on! Too good, Brenda Lee’s “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree”:

I’ve been really sentimental lately for classic films and musicals I grew up on, thanks to my beautiful and amazing grandparents. I love hearing those get more airplay on the radio during the holiday season. My mom always loved Judy Garland as the Wizard of Oz has been her favorite movie since she saw it way back in the day. Although I would love to post the incredible Nicki & The Dove “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” from their Maida Vale session, I think the BBC has it on lockdown. So instead, and for my mom, I will post the beautiful and classic Judy Garland version:

I love Coldplay and their music so much. 5 years ago I was introduced to Oxfam America through Coldplay and their music. Oxfam a non-profit relief organization that works to end global poverty, hunger and social injustice. I have been volunteering with Oxfam ever since, it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Coldplay released some Christmas live tracks including “Christmas Lights” and “White Christmas” exclusively for Oxfam:

Also, check out Star Slinger’s remix of one of my favorite songs right now Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris “We Found Love”. He released two remixes today including this one you can check them out here:

If I don’t hear this song on New Year’s Eve there is going to be some problems. Also, If you haven’t seen the gorgeously filmed epic music video for Rihanna and Calvin Harris’ “We Found Love” check it out now:

Merry Christmas!

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