introsPECtives



PC Playlists?

Okay I know I can’t be the only person asked to create a “PC” playlist for a corporate function and wondered just how I was supposed to provide “fun, upbeat, holiday music” that was appealing to the masses but didn’t step on toes in the arena of spiritual practices.

 So the search is on for Christmas music that in no way implies the holiday is actually about Christmas. So no music with words that talks about Christmas, Christmas trees, Santa Claus, Jesus, the nativity, etc. Just looking at common songs of the season it is disheartening to keep crossing them off the list because they don’t meet politically correct standards.

 At least once during every holiday season we are asked to come up with an all gender, all races, and all spiritual practices music playlist. We have struggled through this numerous times and have a great tip to start the process. *Never underestimate the value of instrumental music. Even some of the classics can still be played if it is only an instrumental arrangement.

Here are our current playlist favorites for the holiday season; hope it helps anyone else looking for the perfect “PC” music for their event:

 

  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Manheim Steamrollers
  • Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
  • Baby its Cold Outside – Leon Redbone/Zooey Deschanel
  • Let it snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow– Dean Martin
  • A Marshmallow World – Los Straitjackets
  • Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer– Los Straitjackets
  • Frosty the Snowman – Los Straitjackets
  • Sleigh Ride – Los Straitjackets
  • Christmas Canon– Trans Siberian Orchestra
  • Siberian Sleigh Ride– Trans Siberian Orchestra
  • Wish Liszt– Trans Siberian Orchestra
  • Carol of the Bells– Trans Siberian Orchestra
  • Silver Bells– Carpenters
  • I Did It All for You– Rascal Flatts
  • Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies – Molly Pauken & Rob Brumfiel
  • March of the Toy Soldiers – The Mystery Renderer
  • Midnight Noel – Mel White
  • The Holly & The Ivy – Richard Souther
  • Bluegrass Jingle Bells – Carl Vasta
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