Staff Picks: Favorite Holiday Songs

By Cassie Whitt

Staff Picks: Favorite Holiday Songs

Ah, holidays in the music industry... You’ve probably already received your fair share of auto-responders. It hasn’t been a particularly fast year for music, but every year, the holiday slowdown is noteworthy. 

Few things are more frustrating than needing a particular asset for your project and getting that dreaded “Out of office until Jan. 3” bounceback.

Despite the “hustle always or die” attitude many of us have been taught to live by, sometimes it’s good to take a little break and refocus—whether on your marketing strategy, merch designs or the very music you create. 

So, take some time to chill out with our little 180dB family’s holiday playlist!

Crash Test Dummies - “Jingle Bells”

“It's like if Krampus covered Jingle Bells. Brad Roberts is at his best here”—Sara Morse, Publicity

My Chemical Romance - “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

“If you’re sick of Mariah, give this swaggering, snarling rock cover a go, baby!”—Cassie Whitt, Content Marketing & Branding

Nat King Cole - “The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)”

“It makes me feel warm and fuzzy.”—Randy Chase, Head Nacho

All Time Low - “Merry Christmas, Kiss My Ass”

“It’s just festive enough and edgy enough. There’s just something about it.”—Devon Keller, Photography and Image Consulting 

Bob Rivers - “The Twelve Pains Of Christmas”

“It sums up my feelings rather eloquently.”—Autumn Klobas, Distribution

Jimmy Buffett - “Mele Kalikimaka” 

“Jimmy Buffett does no wrong and has a fabulous restaurant chain.”—Ethan Wiggins, Manufacturing and Ecommerce

Wham! - "Last Christmas" 

"George Michael's voice is FIRE"—Tim Moon, A&R and Studio Management


The Whirling Dervishes - "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" 

"I'm close friends with the whole band"—Bob Ardrey, Retail Promotions

The Killers ft. Toni Halliday - "A Great Big Sled"

"Mainly, I just love The Killers but also it’s synth-y and fun, not really your traditional sounding Christmas song. Who wouldn’t want to hear Brandon Flowers bursting out ‘ho, ho, ho?'—Brittany Warren, Administration