Christmas in the Sun


I live in a part of the world where a white Christmas is very likely, and a cold Christmas is certain. But of course there are lots and lots of places without snow or ice in December. This mix of for those people who live in or get to travel to a warmer climate at this time of year. And for the rest of us to fantasize about.


  1. Winter in the Sun – Brandon Schott
  2. Christmas Day in the Sun – Hot Hot Heat
  3. Coconut – The Pack A.D.
  4. Christmas in California – Roadside Bombs
  5. Sleigh Ride in Bora Bora – Melissa Axel, Modern Tuba & Friends
  6. Christmas Paradise – Carole King
  7. Christmas Island – Jimmy Buffett
  8. Acapulco – Andy Cull
  9. Mele Kalikimaka – Asylum Street Spankers
  10. It’s Christmas in Louisiana – Johnnie Allan
  11. Zydeco Christmas – C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band
  12. Soca Santa -Machel Montano
  13. Season’s Greetings from the Tropics – Kashief Lindo
  14. Africa Christmas (Reggae Christmas) – Yellowman
  15. White Sand Beach Christmas – Christafari
  16. Christmas in Waikiki – Morgan
  17. Jungle Bells – Les Paul & Mary Ford
  18. Here Comes Santa in a Red Canoe – The Surfers
  19. In the Hot Sun of a Christmas Day – Caetano Veloso
  20. Santa’s Gonna Come on a Surfboard – Adam Brand
  21. Fireside Ki Ho’alu – George Kuo
  22. Christmas in Paradise – Mary Gauthier

Christmas Work Party

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It’s December! We all have work parties to go to, for better or worse. Whatever your expectations are, let’s make sure crappy music isn’t among them. Here’s a playlist of secular holiday tunes that will satisfy  with some familiar favourites and some songs that just sound like they’re familiar. It’s not too weird, but it’s not too boring either. Put this on and you can steer clear of awkward conversations with otherwise excellent colleagues who have a fondness for “Baby It’s Cold Outside” or “Do They Know it’s Christmas.”


  1. Christmas Party – Dr. Dog
  2. Jingle Bells – Glenn Miller
  3. Shake Hands With Santa Claus – Louis Prima
  4. Cool Yule – Louis Armstrong
  5. I Wouldn’t Trade Christmas – Frank Sinatra
  6. It’s Christmas – Jimmy Wakely
  7. Put The Loot in the Boot – Mae West
  8. The Man With All the Toys – The Beach Boys
  9. Oh It’s Christmas – The Rosebuds
  10. It’s Christmas – David Myles
  11. A Marshmallow World – Darlene Love
  12. I Wish You a Merry Christmas – Big Dee Irwin
  13. Big Bulbs – Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
  14. Christmas Everyday – The Miracles
  15. Dig That Crazy Santa Claus – Oscar McLollie
  16. We Wanna See Santa Do the Mambo – Big John Greer
  17. Christmas of Love – Little Isadore & the Inquisitors
  18. What Christmas Means to Me – Stevie Wonder
  19. Frosty the Snowman – Lars Edegran & His Santa Claus Revelers
  20. I’d Like to Hitch a Ride With Santa Claus – Banu Gibson
  21. Here Comes Santa Claus – Ramsey Lewis Trio
  22. That Old Christmas Moon – Leon Redbone
  23. Blue Christmas – Matt Andersen
  24. The Chipmunk Song – The Good Lovelies
  25. Party Hard – Zach Gill
  26. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Judy Garland