This Christmas season, the staff of THE 97 will be sharing their favorite holiday songs via our new 97 Minutes of Christmas Playlist series. Each playlist contains 1 hour and 37~ minutes of Christmas jams personally curated by the staff writer.
VOLUME 4, CURATED BY MARIO
As a Catholic raised Italian, Christmas has always been first and foremost about the religious message of love and salvation. In Italy tradition says that we start decorating around the house on the December 8th, the day dedicated to the Virgin Mary and the Immaculate Conception.
As we renew our faith in this truth, we trim the tree and put up our lights and we start listening to the joyful Christmas tunes. And of course we start thinking about the holiday’s menu!
Some of my favorite Christmas songs to listen to are the ones that create the magical winter wonderland atmosphere of the holidays, the jazzy vibes that make you want to stay cozy and warm. I like to listen to the peppy uptempos as well (I mean, who doesn’t cheer up when they hear “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” “Jingle Bell Rock” or “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”?), but I wanted to share the ones that represent my taste. I also wanted to cover the religious side of the holidays with some classics I usually play on Christmas Eve.
I’m happy to share this playlist with you and I hope you’ll like it. Merry Christmas!