Rather Be Listening to Holiday Tunes

I love when research for a post requires me to listen to CHRISTMAS MUSIC. If only everything were that simple and amazing. But it’s true, I’ve been revving up our annual Rather Be Reading Holiday Mixes on Spotify — last year’s, 2012, and 2011 — so that I make this year’s the BEST (making it even harder for me in 2015).

I’m not sure if I ever shared this with you before but I listen to music as often as possible — when I’m getting ready in the morning, on my walk to work, during work, on my commute home, and before bed. I hate quiet. I need background noise so this season’s music of choice is totally obvious.

Estelle Too Many Holiday Songs

First things first, let’s talk new albums. There have been quite a few this year and here are the few I am deeming “buy it” quality.

Holiday Albums You Should Buy in 2014

[ Idina Menzel’s Holiday Wishes | Christmas with Nashville | Pentatonix’s That’s Christmas to Me ]

Looking for some classics to add to your collection?

Classic Holiday Albums You Need

[ A Charlie Brown Christmas | Elvis Presley The Christmas Album | In the Christmas Mood by Glenn Miller Orchestra ]

what you’ve been waiting for  ♥ ♥ ♥

I’ll stop beating around the Christmas tree now… hope you enjoy this year’s Rather Be Reading Holiday Mix! Don’t be shy — we would love to hear what holiday tunes you are listening to this winter!