Christmas mixes typically fall into one of three genres: Classic (Nat King Cole), guilty pleasure (Mariah Carey, Wham!), or mildly subversive (The Pogues, The Ramones). DJs Harley Viera Newton and Ross One eschewed all those routes for their ‘Homefriends’ Christmas mix, a blend of non-pretentious festive bangers and classics-with-a-beat that clocks in at just over an hour long.
There’s Brenda Lee, the requisite “Jingle Bell Rock”, Run D.M.C.‘s “Christmas in Hollis”, and a little of host Poppy Delevingne‘s breathy British accent interspersing it all. In short, it’s an ideal alternative to scouring the internet for new additions to your small collection of highbrow holiday tunes that are both danceable an non-embarrassing. Few exist. So listen, download (for free!), and free up your drinking hands instead of playing DJ:
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