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Christmas Comes Early: Holiday Music 2017

45s and 40s is here to bring the holiday cheer!

45s and 40s puts together your 2017 Holiday music

Click any of the genres below and you’ll jump to that spot in the page. Use your browser’s back button to be reverted back up here to search a new genre. All music within a genre are in order alphabetically by artist.

Also, if you follow us on Instagram, you would have a first row seat to our “Days Until Christmas” countdown! This list, by no means, is exhaustive. If you have heard of a song you want added on here shoot us an email!

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Various Artists – “Spotify Singles: Christmas” Playlist

Have you longed to hear DMX perform “Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer?” Now’s your chance. Check out the Spotify Singles mixtape, which bundles together songs from Sam Smith, DMX, Demi Lovato, Sango, Xavier Omär and more.

Various Artists – The Winter Wonderland Mixtape

Former NBA star Baron Davis started up The Black Santa Company, a new media company that creates “contemporary and engaging content, and high quality products celebrating diversity, fun, and positivity.” They released The Winter Wonderland Mixtape earlier this month. Here’s a link to the video for the song “4 The Bag.”


Kaskade – Kaskade Christmas

Kaskade released his Christmas project back in November, but it was all to get a head start on the holidays. Late Night Alumni, Erika, Debra Fotheringham, Skylar Grey, Gabrielle Current and Kayrae all make an appearance on the project. Traditional holiday songs are given a Kaskade electronic/dance spin along with the singers’ vocal support. Read up on our electronic specialist Genesis Garcia’s thoughts on the project!

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Chance the Rapper & Jeremih – Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama Re-Wrapped

Chano from the 79th and Jeremih have returned for a “re-wrapped” version of their 2016 mixtape Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama. This new version divides the project into two virtual discs – the first being the 2016 mixtape and the second disc being 10 new songs. Listen to both below:

D.R.A.M. – #1HappyHoliday

Big Baby D.R.A.M. gets festive and releases a three-track EP for the holidays. The EP includes a Nat King Cole cover and also a feature from none other than BibBabyMom aka his mother.

Other News:

  • Lil Uzi Vert announced a December 22 Christmas concert in his hometown of Philadelphia. As of writing, his tickets are still available for “A Very Uzi Christmas.”

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Indie/Folk/Soft Rock

Best Coast – “Little Saint Nick (Beach Boys Cover)”

Best Coast has always been known to sound as having an influence from the 1950s and 1960s era of pop. More specifically, one of The Beach Boys. Their sound has “surf rock” vibes and it fits well with the duo’s cover of The Beach Boys’ 1964 song “Little Saint Nick.”

The Lighthouse & The Whaler – “Oh Holiday!”

The Cleveland indie rock band released their first original Christmas song “Oh Holiday!” on December 1. The band has been busy this year with their tour and the release of their newest EP, Paths.

“May it make your Christmas joyful,” the band wrote on Facebook. “We’re thankful for all of you guys who have supported us through the years and we’re excited to continue the journey together. Merry Christmas!”

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Gwen Stefani – You Make It Feel Like Christmas

Gwen Stefani released her fourth studio album and first full-length Christmas album in October. You Make It Feel Like Christmas followed the release of the lead single by the same name. The album features songs normally found on Christmas albums such as “Jingle Bells,” “Let It Snow,” and “Silent Night,” among others.

Sia – Everyday is Christmas

Aussie pop singer Sia takes a spin at the Christmas genre. Sia has long been known for her music writing and solo career that has branched off of her writing. Here’s the making of for her claymation trilogy for Everyday is Christmas.

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Fantasia – Christmas After Midnight

This release is the sixth studio album by singer and 2004 American Idol winner – the youngest winner at the time – Fantasia. The album debuted at number five on the Billboard Top Holiday Albums chart and cracked the U.S. Billboard 200 charts.

Smokey Robinson – Christmas Everyday

The legendary singer Smokey Robinson released his first solo Christmas album, Christmas Everyday [sic] last month. The album, available exclusively on Amazon Music, features 10 tracks of classic songs with the Robinson twist. Robinson is not new to holiday records as he’s previously contributed to other holiday works.

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Hensley Carrasco
Hensley graduated from the University of Rhode Island where he was the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, the Good 5 Cent Cigar. He founded the site with hopes to add to the ever-growing digital music newsroom. Hensley generally writes about Hip-Hop, but other genres are not out of his writing spectrum. On the side, Hensley is a photographer, specializing in concert photography.

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