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Listen to CBC Music's Seasonal Favourites stream

There's no re-gifting CBC Music's festive collection of yuletide classics and seasonal hits from your favourite artists — this playlist makes the perfect soundtrack to spruce up all your holiday happenings.

Stuff the stockings with jazz and pop standards from charismatic crooners like Michael Bublé, Harry Connick Jr. and Etta James; enjoy eggnog with a vintage twist from Rat Pack icons like Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra; rock the reverence with soul-inspired gospel numbers by Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston; steal a moment under the mistletoe while playing “Santa Baby” or “All I Want for Christmas is You,” or cozy up by the fire for fun renditions of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow.”

This expertly curated selection is also available on the go, so transport yourself from the dreary commute of crowded public transit to the idyllic plains of Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” or an invigorating walk in a “Winter Wonderland.” Inject a splash of sunshine into your cold, cold night with the Beach Boys' "Little Saint Nick." At a boring corporate soirée made even drearier by elevator muzak? Just press play, put on a pair of shades and get the party started. You’ll save the night and convince your co-workers you’re a DJ wiz without doing anything as the playlist transitions from Wham’s “Last Christmas” to Justin Bieber’s “Mistletoe.” Plus, with more songs added throughout November and December, there will be hours of familiar tunes to spark fun, family-friendly sing-alongs for long car rides, unwrapping presents or a post-turkey dinner dance break.

CBC Music hopes you enjoy our stream of seasonal favourites! Let us know what you think of the mix in the comments below.


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posted by CBC Music on Nov 06, 2013