Oh, fall in the city: chilly days turn into even colder evenings, and darkness creeps in quickly as the day progresses. When the weather shifts, I find new inspiration in music that matches the season. The best way to stay in a great headspace is to throw on some mood-lifting music and keep going. It comes as no secret that music can be a cathartic way to deal with shifts in our daily lives. That said, when you’re leaning on seasonal music all day, it can often get a bit stale. Especially on days like today, being the day before Thanksgiving.
This week, I’ve revamped my annual holiday playlists to help you kick off the season with options. You’ll find classic holiday deep cuts for the Christmas obsessed, seasonally inspiring music that’s not traditional holiday tunes, and a chill playlist I use to spark creativity in writing or work. Pick your poison, and press play! It’s all music that’s perfect for a cozy day at home.
Haute Holiday Sounds
This playlist is meant to compliment your favorite holiday playlists with new to you deep cuts of your favorite traditional carols and holiday music. Repeated yours a few too many times already this month? Throw this on at your next gathering for a fresh new round of holiday cheer! Reading this on mobile? Follow the playlist here to refer back to it when you’re ready.
Non-Holiday Holiday Vibes
“SO OVER” holiday music? You’re not alone. Whether you’re just Mariah Carey’ed out or just aren’t into it, this playlist is your alternative. I love easing into the season with this so I don’t overplay my holiday favorites! I recommend looping it into your Thanksgiving Day rotation tomorrow. Follow the playlist here for later reference this season. It’s music that’s perfect for a cozy day at home.
Seasonally Pleasing Favorites
Upon moving to New York, I made an autumn collection of tunes that served as a daily reminder of the magic this season brings in the city. Turns out, my productivity playlist also gives a peaceful ambiance to the holiday season. Working through the holiday season? You don’t have to do without seasonal music to keep your focus on track. Follow my productivity playlist here for later reference.
Looking for new musical inspiration that goes beyond what Spotify’s algorithm has in store for you? Head to my profile here, I keep a wide variety of playlists that integrate into your daily life: workout mixes, music to drive to, and more. Happy listening, fam!