Pearl Picks: The Stiletto Jungle Holiday Playlist 2009

Monday, December 07, 2009

--By Pearl C.

Stiletto Jungle Holiday Playlist
Hiya SJ peeps! I’ve been quiet on the music front lately, but am very excited to share my holiday playlist with you and a few winter releases that I’m loving right now. I’m that annoying girl who starts up with the holiday music before Thanksgiving. Don’t worry, I don’t blast it, but I’m secretly listening to it in my ear while pretending I’m listening to something super cool and indie. SHHHH. I’m sure my secret is safe on the Internet.

For my holiday playlist, I wanted to add a bit of twist to the old holiday favorites. I have a lot of new artists singing the holiday standards, and I have some new original holiday songs to shake things up a bit. Don’t get me wrong, Eartha Kitt’s “Santa Baby” will always be a favorite, but it’s nice to hear something new sometimes. Here you go, straight from my iPod to yours:

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Sarah McLachlan - Wintersong - Christmas Time Is Here
Christmas Time is Here - Sarah McLachlan ft. Diana Krall

Hem - A Winter's Night - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Hem

The Weepies - A Winter's Night - All That I Want All That I Want - The Weepies

Colbie Caillat - Mistletoe - Single - Mistletoe Mistletoe - Colbie Caillat

Brandi Carlile - The Hotel Café Presents Winter Songs - The Heartache Can Wait The Heartache Can Wait - Brandi Carlile

Lenka - The Hotel Café Presents Winter Songs - All My Bells Are Ringing All my Bells are Ringing - Lenka

Meiko - The Hotel Café Presents Winter Songs - Maybe Next Year (X-Mas Song) Maybe Next Year - Meiko

The Raveonettes - The Christmas Song - Single - The Christmas Song The Christmas Song - The Raveonettes

There is a Star that Shines Tonight – Sheryl Crow

Norah Jones -  A Very Special Acoustic Christmas - Peace Peace – Norah Jones

Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson - The Hotel Café Presents Winter Songs - Winter Song Winter Song – Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson

Katharine McPhee - I'll Be Home for Christmas - Discovery Download - I'll Be Home for Christmas I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Katharine McPhee

Lady GaGa - Christmas Tree (feat. Space Cowboy) - Single - Christmas Tree (feat. Space Cowboy) Christmas Tree- Lady Gaga

Rob Thomas - A New York Christmas - Single - A New York Christmas A New York Christmas – Rob Thomas

U2 - A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 1 - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2

And check out some winter releases that have recently popped up...

Sting’s If On A Winter’s Night is a collection of really quiet and sleepy songs that provide the perfect soundtrack for my train ride home for the holiday.

Norah Jones’s The Fall is also a really cool fall/winter release and I can’t stop listening to her song “Young Blood.”

Tori Amos also has a winter CD out called Midwinter Graces with the single “Star of Wonder.”

And a not so winter release that I’m finding really fits the fall/winter weather is Mat Kearney’s City of Black & White. Check out the title track “City of Black & White” or “Lifeline”. I have been a Kearney fan from before his first album release, but this album has taken him to a whole new level, it’s awesome.

Hope you have a very happy holiday season!
Pearl C.
Pearl C. is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. After nine years in SoCal, Pearl returned to her east coast roots, taking up residence in NYC. Formerly with Interscope Records, Pearl is now Agency Client Services Mgr. at Vevo, a start up music video site launching at the end of this year. Although a smart girl all-around, Pearl's true gift is for finding the best party in town.