One of my favorite ways to prepare for the holidays is to play joyous music from festive holiday soundtracks. There is no better way to get into the swing of the festivities than dancing to songs designed to boost your holiday spirit. Hearing diverse artists' renditions on classic tunes is always a delightful experience; when done right, their creative spin can really elevate the original. I used to be weary at the prospect of the same music being dished out annually but have come to enjoy listening to revamped versions of already phenomenal songs. These inventive holiday soundtracks have gotten me through many family dinners and parties.
The retro elements infused into many of the songs featured make this one of the most universal holiday soundtracks. Leon Redbone and Zooey Deschanel's cover of the popular hit "Baby, It's Could Outside" is one of my favorite aspects of listening to this marvelous work. Another stand out track is "Sleigh Ride," featuring legend Ella Fitzgerald and the Frank De Vol Orchestra; this classic cover of a timeless recording will never get old.