Can you believe it’s December? The holiday season is upon us and you know what that means…Christmas music! For most of November, I was itching to break out my Christmas playlist, but I stuck to my tradition and held out until Thanksgiving Day.
What makes Christmas music unique is that artists of all genres can sing the same song, yet make it their own. I can listen to same Christmas song and still experience it differently. Two years ago, I shared a playlist that included some of my favorite Christmas songs, with classics from Bing Crosby and The Temptations to more modern Christmas tunes from Justin Bieber and Pentatonix.
This year I wanted to do something different. I grew up listening to a lot of R&B/soul music so it’s no surprise that the Christmas songs I love the most are those by some of the most iconic R&B/soul singers.
Sierra’s Soulful Christmas features over 2 hours of my favorite Christmas songs. Most of the songs on this playlist are nostalgic, reminding me of many childhood holiday memories like traveling to Kentucky to spend Christmas with my grandparents and extended family, the men’s choir at church singing their rendition of Silent Night (Temptations’ Style), or making a Christmas mix CD with my sister (I think I still have that CD lol).