Rock Around The Christmas Tree!

Posted on: December 19, 2022

I hope you’re ready to belt out some tunes because it’s Christmastime!  Catchy little earworms will have you tapping your toes, humming, and boppin’ to the beat.  Silver Bells, Feliz Navidad, and Carol of the Bells are my faves, sung by just about anyone—but there are many holiday albums on vinyl at Sunrise Records, so no matter your chosen genre of music you’ll find something to set the tone of your celebrations and boost your mood from ‘oh, golly’ to jolly.

Vinyl is having a resurgence so gift yourself a record player to spin the holiday magic.  (An insider’s tip: all turntables are sold out online, but some are available in store).  Now that you’ve got your music player it’s music time!  While playlists are great, they can’t match the vibe of listening to an album the whole way through.

Everyone knows I love a bit of Canadiana, so Jann Arden, Anne Murray, and Johnny Reid fit the bill.  For something a bit jazzier, Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nora Jones, and Molly Johnson (snuck in another Canadian) showcase their best.

Anyone a kid of the ‘90s?  Did you love boy bands?  Both Hanson and Backstreet Boys released Christmas albums with their renditions of, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”—which version will be your favourite?  As Christmas brings much joy to the littlest elves, I would be remiss in leaving out Burl Ives, “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” soundtrack.  A classic film with an iconic collection of songs.

Christmas as a season is stressful, cold, and many have jam packed schedules so by taking the time to create an acoustic ambiance you’ll be “letting your heart be light.”  So have yourself a Merry Little Christmas with Sunrise Records.  Tag @cloverdalemall with all your Christmas record picks.

~ Holly, Administrative Assistant