November 30th, 2020 by

With Thanksgiving in the rear-view, Christmas and New Years Day will soon be upon us. Though many are planning smaller celebrations this year to help slow the spread of Coronavirus, one thing you definitely don’t have to tone down is your holiday playlist to help get you in the Christmas Spirit and keep you there until we hit 1/1/2021!

Seen below, check out our suggestions for five great holiday songs that are a must-listen for your Ultimate Holiday Playlist. And if you need a great new sleigh with a kickin’ sound system to help you spread some cheer this Christmas, come see us today at Landers Chevrolet Cadillac of Joplin, or shop our full selection of quality Chevrolet and Cadillac vehicles, any of which will look great in the driveway wearing a big, red bow! Stop in for a ho-ho-hot test drive, or shop our Santa-approved selection online at our website right now.

“All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey
The 1990s produced some genuine superstars whose staying power has lasted all through the years, and one of them is Mariah Carey, who rode her knack for emotion and a stunningly high vocal range to superstardom. Carey and producer Walter Afanasieff wrote the earworm-worthy “All I want for Christmas is You” as a holiday gift for Carey’s then-husband Tommy Mattola, and it debuted in 1994 as a massive Christmas hit. It’s still a toe-tapper all these years later

“Blue Christmas” by Elvis Presley
True to most of his most famous songs, Elvis Presley didn’t write “Blue Christmas” — that honor goes to Doye O’Dell, who wrote and recorded the song in 1948 — but The King’s soulful 1957 take on the song has become iconic, with Presley’s crooning delivery the perfect match for a melancholy song about being far from loved ones at Christmas,

“Little Saint Nick” by the Beach Boys
From “409” to the iconic “Little Deuce Coupe” (the latter song is about a Ford product, but so full of octane that we can’t help but love it), The Beach Boys are responsible for some of the most iconic “car songs” of all time. To help rev up the Christmas season in 1963, they released this fell-good hit, which imagines Santa’s legendary sleigh as a vehicle, complete with mile-deep red paint and a four-speed standard-shift transmission, all powered by Santa’s magic and a generous dose of Christmas joy.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town” by Bruce Springsteen
It’s lucky for us that someone brought recording equipment to the December 12, 1975 show by Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band in Greenvale, New York. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have The Boss and Co’s pure, perfect and altogether fun version of Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” The take is raw and wonderful, capturing Springsteen’s joy of performing at Christmastime and his banter with the band. Forty-five years later, it’s still a holiday hit.

“Run, Run Rudolph” by Chuck Berry
Though Rock and Roll Christmas songs run the gamut from classics to downright stinkers, they don’t get a lot better than Chuck Berry’s infectious, rolicking, “Run, Run Rudolph. from 1958. Featuring Berry working at the height of his late-50s power, the surprisingly fun song features Berry showing how it’s done on guitar while encouraging Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to give it his all to bring it home for the holidays.

Though the holidays are going to look at lot different this year for many people, from all of us here at Landers Chevy Cadillac of Joplin to all of you, we hope these songs will help you and yours to find the true meaning of joy and togetherness at Christmas. Happy holidays from Landers Chevrolet Cadillac of Joplin, and a very happy new year.

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