We’re music people, and if you thought we were too cool for Christmas music, you thought wrong. At the TA2 office, we’re used to sharing what kind of music we’re into. And this time of year is no different.

So, we thought we’d lend our ears to your holiday season by sharing our favorite holiday tune-age. Pop it on your holiday playlist, make yourself a rum and eggnog, and be ready to feel merry and bright.

Christine Leslie, Executive Producer and Director of Licensing
Little Drummer Boy – Bing Crosby & David Bowie

Dana Gadsden, Executive Producer
Up On The Housetop – Gene Autry

Blair Duddy, Junior Engineer

Fairytale Of New York – The Pogues

“What I love about this is that it’s a step away from traditional Christmas music. It veers away from sleigh bells and trumpets, and instead use traditional celtic instruments, like bagpipes for example. I also love that the lyrics are a step away from traditional too. They tell a story about the optimism of starting a new year and feeling like everything is going to work out. But they also tell the story of a couple emigrating from Ireland to New York City; chasing their dreams, falling flat, and even after a huge argument, they still have each other. To me, its a reminder that gifts and material items are nothing compared to those you choose to share the time with.”

Adam Ive, Assistant Engineer

Christmas In Harlem – Kanye West

“The hook’s so good. And the eggnog is deer-licious.”

Oliver Wickham, Composer/Assistant Engineer

Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental) – Vince Guaraldi Trio

“Feels.”

Dave Clarke, Chief Engineer
Winter Funky Land – Bootsy Collins

“Because sometimes you want to groove at Christmas.”

Steve Gadsden, President/Director/Composer

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams

“Hands down, Andy Williams – perfect voice for the song in tone and range. It’s bright and joyful and embodies the family Christmas spirit.”

Honorable mentions: Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives, Father Christmas – The Kinks

Jeff Lurie, TA2 Director

All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

“The minor third, the diminished fifth and the minor seventh… how you like that music theory?”

Renee Chouinard, Reception & Client Services
God Rest Ye Marry Gentlemen – The Barenaked Ladies feat. Sarah McLachlan

“I always feel like dancing to this song and singing along.  I’m not religious but this adaptation of a traditional Christmas song puts me in the mood for what Christmas means to me.”

Steve Convery, Director
Blue Christmas – Elvis

Frank Rast, Director

Let It Snow – Dean Martin

Josh Mancuso, Engineer

The Christmas Shoes – NewSong 


Honorable mention: O Holy Night

Tracey Thorney, Finance Manager

Snowman – Sia



Honorable mention: Sunshine – Sia

Morgan Sheppard, Media Manager & Cultural Liaison
Last Christmas – Wham!

It wouldn’t be a proper Christmas song list without Wham! I’ve learned it is the second most successful Christmas song of all time next to Mariah’s All I Want For Christmas Is You. So, it is what it is. You can’t fight that synth.