Staying inside on this snow day? We have your Christmas playlist
CBC NL employees pass on their favourite Christmas songs
This is arguably the busiest shopping weekend of the Christmas season, with last-minute shoppers taking to the malls and box stores to get gifts.
But if the forecast for eastern Newfoundland has anything to do with it, it may cancel your plans — or at least make them very messy.
We asked some of our employees for their favourite Christmas songs to get you through the snowy weekend, because don't forget — the holidays are almost here!
Underneath the Tree — Kelly Clarkson
"I forget about it every year, and every year it's like a pleasant surprise when I hear it. It's just such a boppable, danceable modern Christmas tune and I love the 1950s doo-wop kind of vibe. Girl can hit those notes, too." — Stephanie Tobin, CBC digital producer
It Snowed — Meaghan Smith
"It Snowed, because, well, it snowed." — Ted Blades, host of CBC Radio's On The Go.
First Snow of the Year — Hawksley Workman
"Almost a Full Moon, released in 2001, features your not-so-typical Christmas tunes that will give you all the holiday feels — with songs about three generations cooking a big meal in the kitchen, to the bright side of having a head cold by snuggling under the blankets. It's one of my must-hear albums this time of year." — Jen White, producer
Blue Christmas - Elvis
"Blue Christmas brings a tear to my eye because it reminds me of my first Christmas away from home, and the radio station I worked at played it a lot, which didn't help with my sadness." — Cecil Haire, host of CBC Radio's CrossTalk.
Santa, I'm Right Here — Toby Keith
"Life is all about perspective. For being thankful. I use this song as a reminder of how quickly our life circumstances can change." — Terry Roberts, reporter.
Fairytale of New York — The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl
"Because there's no other song where you can insult your duet partner without repercussions." — Ariana Kelland, reporter.
River — Joni Mitchell
"It's beautiful and sad, and kind of a Christmas song." — Caroline Hillier, CBC Radio producer
All I Want for Christmas — Spike Jones & His City Slickers
"As a kid I actually thought my father made up this song because I heard him sing it around the house at Christmas time for years before I actually heard a recording of it." — Mark Quinn, reporter
Mary's Boy Child — Boney M
"My parents had the record and this was a soundtrack at Christmas in our house growing up. I bought the CD as an adult (yes, a CD) and I listen to it every day starting Nov. 25." — Stephanie Kinsella, CBC digital producer