Friday, November 27, 2015

How to use your Holiday Playlist




Last week we talked about some memorable every day ordinary training runs. I mentioned that one of my favorites was doing a training run while we were finishing up the #RunChatHunt. What made that run special was that while we were out running and searching for Christmas items, we were listening to Christmas music on our ipods.

Each year our local radio station starts playing non-stop Christmas music from Black Friday till Christmas. Last year, it started earlier than Black Friday, and this year, it started on November 16th! I like Christmas music but just out of respect for the Thanksgiving holiday, I think the music needs to wait till after Thanksgiving.
Lacey stopping during our run (last year) to take a picture for the #RunChatHunt.


In any case, we will be participating in the #RunChatHunt again this season and we will no doubt be listening to Christmas music while we do it.  That's not the only time I want to listen to Christmas music though. I thought it might be fun to create an "up beat" Christmas music playlist for some of my runs on the trail.

Here are some upbeat Christmas favorites!

1. All I want for Christmas is you - Mariah Carey

2. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays - N'sync

3. Santa Clause is Coming to Town - Bruce Springsteen

4. Rockin Around the Christmas Tree  -Brenda Lee ( This song always reminds me of the movie Home Alone, as does the song Run Run Rudolph. Both are sure to be on the running playlist).

5. Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Christmas Eve


Honorable Mentions

Although not really meant to be a Christmas song, I'll be adding Seasons of Love (525,600 minutes) from the Musical Rent.  It just seems so fitting this time of year. 
Random Trivia Fact:  Seeing Rent on Broadway was one of the first dates Scott took me on.

And although not all that up beat, I'll be adding Happy Christmas (War is Over) by John Lennon. That is my absolute favorite Christmas song.

If you want to participate in the #RunChatHunt sponsored by RunChat, it started on Nov 26 and ends Jan 1. For more information go to TheRunChat.com

Happy Holidays Folks! 

P.S  If you signed up for the Holiday Card swap you should have received your secret blogger. If you did not, please let us know. 

We are linking up with the gals from the Friday 5

17 comments:

  1. I looooooove Christmas music! Happy Christmas is a really good one! My mom used to play it when we were kids so it really reminds me of my childhood. I also love just beautiful Christmas carols like Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Joy to the World, stuff like that.

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    1. My dad use to play it when we were kids too and I think that's why I love it!

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  2. I should listen to more Christmas music. Maybe it would help put me in the mood! Great suggestions.

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    1. Oh, i'm. Always in a good mood on my runs when i'm listening to christmas music!

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  3. ooh I thought I signed up for the card swap but haven't heard anything. Did I miss that? If I did no worries. HOpe you had a great Thanksgiving

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  4. Mariah Carey's song is at the top of my list! I could listen to that song on repeat 24/7!

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    1. I keep forgetting how old that song is now but it is still on the top of everyone's list as a favorite!

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  5. Do you have Mannheim Steamroller? They have some good upbeat Christmas songs too.

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  6. love christmas music. i started listening to it about a week ago :)

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  7. I asked to be in the card swap, but didn't receive an email. (Unless my office email was used? I'm just not their to check.) Will you make sure I'm on the list?

    I love running to Christmas music. I think my favorite is Boston Pops Sleigh Ride.

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  8. I love Christmas music - and I start listening to it November 1st. I'm a sucker for it and it really gets me into the holiday spirit :)

    Jen@Jpabstfitness.com

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  9. A radio station that plays non stop Christmas music? I need to find one of those in the UK. I am a little Christmas obsessed.

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  10. I love Christmas music, but agree it needs to be played only once Thanksgiving has happened. I actually play it ON thanksgiving, LOL!

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  11. I am so far behind on my blog reading right now -- just wanted to stop and say these are great choices and I also love all-day Christmas stations (after Thanksgiving). I made a YouTube playlist of songs I can listen to at work. ;) I'm also doing #RunChatHunt, but still have some items to go.

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