What is Christmas without some classic tunes? For me my fondest memories of the festive season revolve around the sounds of an old cassette tape (remember those kids?) my mother picked up for a few cents at Bentleigh market one Sunday morning. At the time I remember rolling my nine year old eyes at her because Christmas music was so lame, especially the old school stuff. Why couldn't she invest in something cooler like Mariah Carey? Little did I know that the melodies of Frankie Vaughan, The Kaye Sisters and Rosemary Squires would soon become a much loved favorite for many years to come. 

For me it's just not Christmas without this tape playing in the background on my my parents old Sony stereo. There's something about those old world tones and words about merry nothings and cheer that never fail to bring a smile to my dial, despite the horrendous sound quality of a nineties cassette tape. I guess it takes you back to a simpler time where people were amiable and not reliant on technology for entertainment and connectivity. Where families and friends gathered for lavish dinner parties and brandy by the fireplace and sung by the grand baby piano. Though this may be far from the truth, that is how I envision such a time to be regardless. People revelling in each others company with nothing but kindness and merriment to be had. If only todays world mirrored that slightly. Do you guys have a favorite Christmas song this time of year or find you have certain traditions that make it truly festive?

Peace.

-Sxx
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What is Christmas without some classic tunes? For me my fondest memories of the festive season revolve around the sounds of an old cassette tape (remember those kids?) my mother picked up for a few cents at Bentleigh market one Sunday morning. At the time I remember rolling my nine year old eyes at her because Christmas music was so lame, especially the old school stuff. Why couldn't she invest in something cooler like Mariah Carey? Little did I know that the melodies of Frankie Vaughan, The Kaye Sisters and Rosemary Squires would soon become a much loved favorite for many years to come. 

For me it's just not Christmas without this tape playing in the background on my my parents old Sony stereo. There's something about those old world tones and words about merry nothings and cheer that never fail to bring a smile to my dial, despite the horrendous sound quality of a nineties cassette tape. I guess it takes you back to a simpler time where people were amiable and not reliant on technology for entertainment and connectivity. Where families and friends gathered for lavish dinner parties and brandy by the fireplace and sung by the grand baby piano. Though this may be far from the truth, that is how I envision such a time to be regardless. People revelling in each others company with nothing but kindness and merriment to be had. If only todays world mirrored that slightly. Do you guys have a favorite Christmas song this time of year or find you have certain traditions that make it truly festive?

Peace.

-Sxx
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  1. Oh I know what you mean! We had a Christmas CD when I was younger that we played non-stop every December. It just isn't Christmas without that soundtrack! I was so sad the year we tried to play it to find it had gotten scratched somehow....we didn't have a copy and I couldn't find all the songs again. Just not the same without those same artists and songs really! You have some great ones here on your playlist! :)

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    1. Oh no, that is the worst. I hate to admit it but this tape may be seeing it's last days, every now and then it starts slowing down slightly. I can't find these songs anywhere really, not the ones sung by those artists above at least and their covers which is sad. I've tried to record it onto mp3 but so far the devises I've used don't bloody work. :o(

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  2. Christmas music is the best! You have a good list going. My favorite is All I Want For Christmas by Mariah!

    Tina
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  3. I love B. Crosby an D. Martin :)))
    Great playlist!

    xoxo
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  4. PRETTTYYYY ! :D

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  5. Getting us in the mood for Christmas great playlist doll number 4 and 5 like that the original guys sing it even though is be replica by other so many times still stick to the oldies no one like them great selection.

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    1. I'm not a fan of modern day covers, I prefer those classics Jackie, something about them feels so right xx

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  6. Para mim, Natal sem este tipo de música não sabe a Natal :p

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  7. I'm so bad with Christmas music so I love finding out what other people listen to (playing yours now!)

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  8. Christmas music is the best!!!! :D

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  9. Yeah what is Christmas time without all those great Christmas songs. Thx for sharing.
    xox
    Lenya
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  10. I've been listening to some Christmas music too! :) But really would be difficult to pick a favourite tune - I have a few and they sort of mean the start of the holiday season to me. :)

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  11. Great playlist! I absolutely love christmas songs ^^
    xoxo

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  12. Whenever I hear number 1 and 4 I can't get them out of my head. It's quite awful hahaha. I'm not fond of Christmas to tell you the truth. Every year the same ol' story. We always end up fighting about the food. It's kind of a tradition haha just not a good one. Happy Monday Sonia!!

    xx

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    1. Fighting over food! Oh Mira I can only imagine! Happy Holidays to you, your sisters and family xx

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  13. U've truly have an amazing blog and I love your playlist.
    Have a lovely holidays!

    Kisses

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  14. Nice playlist. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I love the old fashioned Christmas songs too. Great playlist. Wishing you a Happy and safe Holiday season!

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    1. Thank you lovely, same to you and the family xx

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  16. There's nothing like some great Christmas music to get into the swing of the holiday spirit! I love that version of Winter Wonderland by Ella Fitzgerald. I have to listen to my Charlie Brown Christmas cd every year :)

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  17. I love Christmas music :3 Good list, gonna look for these on spotify soon.

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  18. Hi Sonia,
    What a wonderful playlist:) Isn't it amazing how songs trigger memories much like food? Our house was always filled with Italian Christmas songs such as Dominick the Italian Christmas Donkey, lol...Also I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus has always been one of my favorites.

    Thank you so much for sharing your list with us Sonia...I hope that tape lasts forever...

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    1. A Christmas donkey?! I've never heard of it but am intrigued! xx

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    2. Here's a link to the song on YouTube, Sonia...la, la, la:)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44q4Kj1y-t4

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    3. Hehehe! Thank you lovely xx

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  19. wonderful playlist sonia! thanks for sharing <3

    xoxo, rae
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  20. I can't get enough of Christmas music. I love the Kelly Clarkson Christmas cd. Thanks for sharing your playlist, so many good songs.
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  21. Hands down Please Come Home for Christmas by The Eagles is my all time favourite Christmas song. It's just puts me in the biggest, most joyful festive mood ever!

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  22. Love this playlist! Perfect for the holidays xx

    Erica
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  23. perfect tunes!!! thanks for sharing!

    have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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  24. What a lovely playlist Sonia! Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
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  25. bing crosby is the best! nice playlist <3
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  26. Perfect playlist Sonia!!!
    Kisses from Italy!
    Love, Paola.
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  27. Such a great playlist, thank you for sharing! <3


    Fashionably,
    Patricia
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  28. Aw such a nice playlist! I love the great Christmas music and I don't heard all of these song, but now is the time! Thanks for sharing S!
    xx
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    1. Yes Cvety, the perfect time indeed ;o)

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  29. This is the only time of the year when I hear Mariah Carey´s xmas songs lol
    Kisses
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    1. That's all I keep hearing every time I get into my car! It's driving me insane lol xx

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  30. Fantastic christmas songs!
    xoxo


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  31. What a great play list, Sonia:) I'm really fond of these classical tunes, more so than the modern ones. There's nothing like Dean Martin belting out Christmas songs:)

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    1. Me too, I really dislike the modern covers. Nothing beats the original classics with that old school swag xx

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  32. I listen to Christmas carols nonstop around Christmas! I'm actually listening to them now! I'll have to play your list on Spotify today! ;) Love all of those!

    <3 Shannon
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  33. First of all, your music playlist looks so beautiful written out in italics! Secondly, our memories/associations are the same when it comes to Christmas music .. I may or may not be sat beside the old Sony stereo that we get out only at this time of year, listening to Christmas music from the late 1980s ;) I hope you're having a wonderful Christmas so far!

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    1. Aww thank you Gabrielle. I thought the font was ever so fitting for the mood and yes those stereos! We have ours collecting dust in the living room, it's not even plugged in. That is until December rolls around and the cassette's start jamming xx

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  34. Fabulous playlist you've got there, Sonia! Happy holidays to you, sweetie! xoxo
    Luxury Haven

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    1. Thank you Shirley, same to you and your family xx

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  35. I love Last Christmas!

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  36. You put together the most perfect playlist. Happy Holidays

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  37. I just love listening to Christmas music. Very nice playlist and photo.

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  38. Great playlist, Sonia. I love "All I want for Christmas is you"

    Jasmine x

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  39. ohh the christmas music! haha love it! and def looking forward to the holidays!

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  40. Oh this is so lovely! I usually listen a lot to Bach on christmas :)
    xx

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  41. Loving the Christmas playlist- you've got some holiday jams on there! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  42. Preciosa selección de música.
    Feliz navidad a ti también!!

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  43. Sonia, thanks for this. This year I'm really not in the festive mood (don't know why), but this playlist will definitely help to spice things up :)! Have a lovely holidays, I'm hoping that Santa brings you something dope! Hugs + kisses from your biggest fan :*!

    xx

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    1. Yeah, a lot of people aren't G, myself included doll. I haven't been able to get excited for it but the music definitely helps. Hope you have a Merry Christmas darling and that Santa brings you some awesome shit xx

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  44. Me and my kids are loving these songs and that's classic an oldie tunes is a big hit in our house.. They do put me in the mood when decorating the Christmas's tree...

    Have a lovely week Sonia.. xo

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    1. Especially when decorating the tree Tanya, that's when that music makes the most magic xx

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  45. You are completely right - those songs are timeless! I also appreciate them more now that I am a little older as well although Mariah Carey's "all I want for Christmas" is a modern classic too!
    Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments dear!

    xoxo,
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  46. I have most of those songs in my playlist. Great choices Sonia! I think a Christmas playlist is incomplete without "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow". :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  47. Great playlist - I love loads of these songs! :)

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  48. I love a good Christmas jingle; puts me in such a festive mood! I remember the cassette days - weirdly, my most memorable one is Eiffel 65...we bought it a decade ago in Phuket when we realised our rental car only played tapes, haha.

    Euriental

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  49. Love this playlist, made me feel very festive!! <3

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