Christmas Day is just around the corner, and aside from the holiday decorations and presents, some people are already looking forward to taking their time and relaxing while listening to classic Christmas carols that go with the holiday season.
It’s not a secret that as soon as the cold winds of September start, Filipinos are already getting into the holiday mood with decorations — and of course, Christmas music. For Filipinos, Christmas and music are the perfect recipe for a wonderful start to the Philippines’ favorite season. (Read: The Best Holiday Flicks to Binge Watch on Netflix Right Now)
Luckily, if you want to listen to Christmas music for hours, Spotify is always available. Here are some Holiday playlists that you might want to put on queue, depending on which mood, feeling, or thought you might be having as you patiently wait for the 25th of December 25 to arrive.
Spotify Playlists: For the Singles This Christmas
Being single during festive seasons is not that all bad. And if you don’t have anyone to giggle with under the mistletoe this holiday, you can still lift up your Christmas spirit with an easy-listening playlist! (Read: The Best Book, Film, & Podcast to Feed Your Wanderlust)
Spotify user marlenemariaputz created a playlist entitled Another Single Christmas dedicated to singles during this season. It features songs like “Last Christmas” by Wham!, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Bing Crosby, and “Silent Night” by Frank Sinatra. So make yourself a cup of hot cocoa, and enjoy a quiet and peaceful Christmas with this feel-good playlist!
Spotify Playlists: For That Holiday Nostalgia
All of us Filipinos can agree that Christmas brings us a certain feeling of nostalgia every year. The season makes us remember the joy of having a roll of warm puto bumbong after every Simbang Gabi, the excitement of singing Christmas carols to every house in the neighborhood, and the warmth of sharing delicious Noche Buena with the family. (Read: Four Fun Facts About Noche Buena)
Admittedly, OPM Christmas songs hit us just the same. There’s the nostalgia of being young and innocent in every beat and melody—and this is exactly what Spotify playlist OPM Old Happy Christmas Songs gives us. Created by Valerie Ochavo, this playlist takes us back to our favorite childhood memories with songs like “Sa Paskong Darating” by Mabuhay Singers, “Kampana ng Simbahan” by Leo Valdez, and “Pasko Na Naman” by Janet Basco.
Spotify Playlists: For Christmas Shopping Vibes
If there’s one thing we all miss during this season, it’s the hustle and bustle of crowded malls during this time of the year. In the months of November and December, Filipinos would usually flock to bazaars and malls for last minute Christmas shopping—which is never complete without a classic Christmas song playing in the background!
Luckily, not even the coronavirus can stop Christmas from happening. So if you miss going to the malls and feeling the holiday vibe with their songs, SM SuperMalls made a Spotify playlist, Happy Christmas Mallidays, to bring the Christmas shopping vibe closer to home! Enjoy upbeat music like “Kumukutitap” by Rachelle Ann Go, “Christmas Bonus” by Aegis, and the classic “Happy SM Mallidays” by SM SuperMalls. Now that sounds fun!