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Our Favorite Holiday Songs

Written by Palmetto Bluff

Dec 07, 2018

To help you build your holiday playlist, we asked our team for their favorite holiday songs. This list has everything—quiet, comforting tunes for sipping hot chocolate, fun party-starters from the 50s, and, inevitably, “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.” Thanks, Justin.

In the process, we learned some new things about our coworkers and their unique personalities. Some have surprised, and some have inspired. At the end of the day, at least we know one thing: our holiday party is going to be jamming!

Nate V. Development: Frank Sinatra’s timeless version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” I love that it calms things down during even the busiest of holiday seasons and forces you to enjoy the moment.

Sarah G. Marketing: “O Holy Night” because it reminds me of Christmas as a little girl. On chilly Carolina nights every December, we would listen to the choir. It’s a warm memory of my family.

Kim W. Finance: “Celebrate Me Home” by

Kenny Loggins. This song has the ability to transport me back in time and place to the memories of past holidays.

Jeff Q. Sales: My favorite Christmas song is “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby. I love his smooth voice, and the whistling is killer at the end. My parents were huge Bing fans, and I can remember hearing “White Christmas” in our house when I was little.

Courtney H. Marketing: Jay W. singing “Silent Night.” I had a rare opportunity to witness Jay singing it at my first Palmetto Bluff holiday party in 2005. I’ve only heard him sing it one time since.

Jay W. Palmetto Bluff Conservancy: Well, I have to say my favorite Christmas song is “O Holy Night.” I like this song because it’s pure, and it automatically makes me think of cold winter nights seeing your breath and, most important, reminds me of who saved me.

Ellie O. Marketing: My favorite holiday song is “Drummer Boy” by Justin Bieber. Don’t laugh until you listen to it! This is my go-to seasonal jam because it puts a fun twist on a traditional tune. Whenever I play the song, it puts a huge smile on everyone’s face, whether they are a Belieber or not.

Justin H. Palmetto Bluff Conservancy: For no particular reason, I love “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.” It’s just fun. You can say that you don’t like it, but as for me and Grandpa…

Julie C. Contracts and Closings: Porky Pig’s “Blue Christmas.” It’s Porky Pig singing a carol. What’s not to love?

Jen W. Sales: One of my favorite Christmas songs is “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” by Gayla Peevey. It isn’t Christmas until the song plays and my husband theatrically sings along. Fun fact: He sang with the Atlanta Boys Choir as a youngster, though the song does not represent his formal training.

Shane R. Palmetto Bluff Conservancy: “Blue Christmas” by Elvis. I grew up listening to my mom play Elvis, and that was her favorite Christmas song.

Molly C. Marketing: I love “Mele Kalikimaka” by Bing Crosby because it combines classic, Bing Crosby-style holiday cheer with dreams of tropical vacations.

David O. President: Bruce Springsteen singing “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town.” You can hear in the song that he and the band are having fun, which puts me in the mood for Christmas.

Amanda C. Sales: “The 12 Days of Christmas.” It’s a classic, and my four-year-old son plays it constantly on his Kindle (year-round). He says, “three friendships” instead of “three French hens.” My five-year-old daughter has even started joining in on this daily Christmas cheer. Maybe I should just leave our decorations up year-round too. Oh! And the eggnog.%GALLERY%

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