For every yin there’s a yang so for every Christmas party starter there is an equivalent festive tune for that quiet yuletide downtime. With the frenetic nature of the holidays we like to advise our nearest and dearest to have this playlist of relaxing Christmas music close to hand. And fear not for your merry old soul because there are plenty of favourites in this collection of still-as-Christmas-eve-night songs. What would Christmas be without Aled Jones’ ‘Walking In The Air’ and the animated film of the Snowman that was used in its video. You’ll well up while curled comfortably on the couch to genuine heartstring pullers like Frank Sinatra’s ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ and Bing Crosby’s most famous recording ‘White Christmas’. Lesser known numbers such as Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘It Came Upon A Midnight Clear’ and the Andrea Bocelli/Katherine Jenkins duet of ‘I Believe’ are no less stress relieving, tinder for all manner of relaxing moments. Contemplation over the 12 days will never feel so close at hand as the soft dulcet tones of Perry Como work their way over an orchestral led version of ‘The Christmas Song’. For those bent on something box fresh there's She & Him’s stripped down acoustic version of ‘The Christmas Waltz’. Actress and singer Zooey Deschanel sparkles in that quirky way of hers while her musician buddy M. Ward performs wonders with the minimal of instrumental assistance. Equally sparse and memorable is Norah Jones little known ‘December’, it is among the few Christmas related songs from her but proves yet again that less is more.
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