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December 17, 2014

Turn your Lumia into a jukebox with these holiday music mixes

Whether you’re looking for some merry Christmas tunes for the office party, or just want some background music while you eat your body weight in turkey, let us help you.

With several music options available on your Lumia, we’ve selected three: MixRadio, Pandora, and Spotify.



The MixRadio team regularly sifts through thousands and thousands of songs to bring you handcrafted mixes (playlists).

Here are three you may enjoy:

The Christmas Crooners mix includes “Deck the Halls” by Nat King Cole, “Peace” by Norah Jones, and “Sleigh Ride” by Ella Fitzgerald.

For something a bit more traditional, try the Classical Christmas mix. There you’ll find “December Lights” by André Rieu, “Carol of the Bells” by John Williams and “Waltz of the Flowers” by the London Symphony Orchestra.

If you’re looking for something a little more contemporary, the Christmas Hits mix is for you.

“December Song (I Dreamed Of Christmas)” by George Michael, “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee, and “Merry Christmas Everyone” by Shakin’ Stevens are all on offer.



Only available in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand, Pandora also provides “Holiday Stations’ with more than two dozen stations to choose from. Three playlists that caught our ear include:

The Today’s Christmas playlist features contemporary renditions of holiday songs, such as “My Favorite Things” by Kelly Clarkson, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” by Lady Antebellum and “Do You Hear What I Hear “by Carrie Underwood.

The Family Christmas list is somewhat more traditional, with artists including Johnny Mathis, Dean Martin and Bing Crosby, singing “We Need a Little Christmas,” “A Marshmallow World,” and “Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas)” respectively.

The Rockin’ Holidays list is great for a party and includes “What Christmas Means to Me” by Stevie Wonder, “Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney, and “Run, Run Rudolph” by Dave Edmunds, along with many others.



For those using Spotify, give these a whirl, starting with something a little more upbeat and modern.

The Christmas Pop playlist features “Last Christmas” by Ariana Grande, “Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town” by Mariah Carey and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” by Sam Smith.

How about some traditional folk music? Folksy Christmas will have you listening to “Silent Night” by Damien Rice, “Joy to the World” by Handsome and Gretyl and “Do You Hear What I Hear?” from the legend that is Bob Dylan.

Of course, Christmas might not be for you and all this merriment may make you run for the snowy, tinsel covered hills. If that’s the case, there is an alternative.

The Anti-Christmas Carols playlist features “Blue Christmas” by Elvis Presley, “I Hate You This Christmas”by Kate Nash, and “I Won’t Be Home For Christmas” from blink-182.

Whatever you’re into, Happy Listening!

Are you tuned into another app this holiday season or discovered something new with our suggestions?

Share your thoughts or music playlists with us below.