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4 Playlists for Christmas Morning

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If we could ask for anything this Christmas, it would be for peace on Earth, but if that's not possible, then we'd like to be cozied up in our pajamas come Christmas morning—preferably with a mug of hot chocolate. Whether your Christmas morning looks an awful lot like the one of our dreams—or if, come the 25th, you'll be skiing, flying, or pulling back into the North Pole—we have a playlist to suit your holiday needs. Plug in your noise-cancelling headphones, turn up the gramophone, and tune into one of our four Christmas playlists, curated by our editorial team:

Photo by Rocky Luten

If you want the classics—and only the classics...

If your idea of Christmas includes a sleigh ride through a winter wonderland, with Mariah Carey singing in the background, this is the playlist for you. Jam to Frank Sinatra while you top off the eggnog, sing with Ella as you open presents, and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, courtesy of Judy Garland.

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If you know every word to every Top 40 song...

Why stop listening to them on Christmas? Jam with Kelly Clarkson like it's still 2002 and with Bieber to his 2011 instant-classic, "Mistletoe."

If you're way too cool for Michael Bublé...

Just because it's Christmas doesn't mean you have to be separated from your favorite bands—just for you (and Brooklynites everywhere), we put together a playlist that's the best of both worlds. The Shins will soothe you, you'll fall asleep by the hearth to the calming voice of Bahamas, and you'll rediscover Glen Hansard (and maybe the joy of Christmas, too).

If you're willing to trust us...

We asked the Food52 team for their favorite Christmas songs. They responded with several classics, some Phoenix, one Taylor Swift-inspired Hanukkah song, and more than a few that make us want to stomp and clap. As a complete playlist, it's a very intimate look into our office party.

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What will you be listening to come Christmas morning? Tell us in the comments below!


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