TODAY Anchors Unwrap Festive Playlists on Spotify

TODAY Anchors Unwrap Festive Playlists on Spotify

December 17, 2023 0 By Rowena Cletus

This holiday season, the TODAY show anchors are unwrapping a special gift for fans: personalized Spotify playlists filled with their favorite festive tunes. Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, Craig Melvin, Carson Daly, Sheinelle Jones, Dylan Dreyer, and Jenna Bush Hager have each curated a playlist featuring a mix of traditional classics and contemporary holiday favorites, providing the perfect soundtrack for the most wonderful time of the year.

From Brenda Lee’s classic “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” to the iconic “Last Christmas” by Wham! and Darius Rucker’s playful “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” each anchor’s playlist reflects their unique holiday spirit. The playlists offer a delightful blend of songs to entertain, dance, and create a festive ambiance.

Here’s a glimpse into some of the anchors’ holiday musical picks:

  • Craig Melvin shares, “Our favorite is ‘Silent Night’ by The Temptations, but this playlist also has some classics by Mariah Carey and even Darius Rucker!”
  • Sheinelle Jones notes, “For me, music speaks to my heart in ways words can’t. These are songs that remind me of what’s beautiful about the holidays.”
  • Dylan Dreyer’s playlist is steeped in nostalgia with ’80s classics from U2 and Bruce Springsteen, transporting her back to Christmas Eve with her family growing up.

In addition to the TODAY team’s curated playlists, Spotify users worldwide are also embracing the holiday spirit. Since the start of November, the creation of holiday playlists on Spotify has surged by more than 1,400%, reflecting the enthusiasm for festive tunes.

Michael Bublé reigns supreme as the King of Christmas, earning the title of the top-streamed artist globally this season. His album “Christmas” holds the distinction of being Spotify’s most-streamed Christmas album of all time. Mariah Carey’s timeless hit, “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” continues to be a favorite, claiming the top spot as the most-streamed holiday song this year.

To keep the merriment flowing, Spotify offers a variety of festive playlists, including Christmas Hits, Christmas Classics, Country Christmas, New Music Holiday, and the enchanting snow globe playlist.