The Inkwell Holiday Playlist


photo courtesy of Parker Briggs


With so much holiday music available for streaming, deciding what songs to listen to can be a daunting task. But don’t fret; Inkwell’s got your back.

The Inkwell team built a playlist of the best holiday selections— just what you need to jazz up your wintertime. Settle down with a mug of hot chocolate and enjoy!

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Perry Como

“I like this song because it makes me think of a muppet version from when I was little. It’s very easy to get the lyrics stuck in my head and then I’m always carrying around Christmas spirit.” — Clara

Christmas in the Northwest by Brenda Kutz White

“From the title, “Christmas in the Northwest,” one can deduce that this unique song from the 80s is about both Christmas and the Northwest. “Northwest” presumably refers to the Pacific Northwest, where, coincidentally, we live. Wow!” — Parker

Frosty the Snowman by Fiona Apple

“This song is festive yet laid-back, making it the perfect background music for holiday baking, unwrapping presents or just sitting by the fireplace.” — Gabi

Feliz Navidad by José Feliciano

“I grew up listening to this song. And funny enough, singing it was probably my first time ever speaking in Spanish (though there’s not a lot in the song). And now, I’m on my 4th year of Spanish classes.” — Olivia

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by Lindsey Stirling

“It’s calming to the mind as it is a classical piece, but the twists she implemented make it sound lively at the same time, while retaining the initial effect. Great study music, too! Fits the theme of the holidays.” — Knoopy

Wizards in Winter by Trans-Siberian Orchestra

“I heard this song at my first concert with my uncle, so it’s near and dear to my heart. If you want to be really entertained, look it up on YouTube to watch a live recording. Some people have even coordinated their Christmas lights to the song, and it’s pretty amazing. I recommend everyone go see TSO at some point in their lives if they can.” — Lauren

Walking in the Snow by Brynn Elliot

“Rising artist Brynn Elliot released her Christmas EP last year with this original song. The vocals, tune, and bells all give the feeling of waking up on a snow day or spending the day by the fireplace.” — Julia

Mary Did You Know? by Pentatonix

“Although Pentatonix are very controversial, I believe this is one of their best songs. I think Pentatonix deliver a heartfelt, well-put-together Christmas song. It remains one of my favorite songs on my winter playlist.” — Sebastian


Listen to the Inkwell Holiday Playlist on Spotify: