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The KRUI Holiday Playlist

Since you’ve all been nice this year, we at KRUI would like to give you a little gift: The KRUI Holiday Playlist.  Each track was lovingly chosen by one of our DJs, and it contains the perfect mix of holiday classics and contemporary winter tunes to provide a soundtrack to your holiday.  Listen to the playlist in its entirety on Spotify HERE.  Happy holidays!

  1. “Christmas in Hollis” by Run DMCMichael Chamberlain & Adrienne Ho, The Adrienne & Michael Show
  2. “White Winter Hymnal” by Fleet FoxesVanessa Ruiz, The Real Freshman Orientation
  3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Judy GarlandOlivia Hoselton, The Jewel Case
  4. “That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!” by Sufjan StevensOlivia Hoselton, The Jewel Case
  5. “The Frozen Girl” by Cordelia’s DadNorbert Sarsfield, Yew Piney Mountain
  6. “Sleigh Ride” by She & HimLars Headington & Erica Blair, Lars & the Real Girl
  7. “Breaking Up Christmas” by Benton FlippenNorbert Sarsfield, Yew Piney Mountain
  8. “Merry Christmas from the Family” by Robert Earl KeenLars Headington & Erica Blair, Lars & the Real Girl
  9. “Little Drummer Boy” by LowMichael Chamberlain & Adrienne Ho, The Adrienne & Michael Show
  10. “Little Girl Blue” by Nina SimoneJoe Fassler, The Lit Show
  11. “Give Love on Christmas Day” by The Jackson 5Alea Adigweme, The Kitchen Sink
  12.  “Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth” by David Bowie & Bing Crosby – Joe Fassler, The Lit Show
  13. “Carol of the Bells” by the bird and the beeMelissa Messer, The Real Freshman Orientation/Melissa Messer (The Lab)
  14. “Every Day Is Christmas” by Alec DuffyMax Johnson & Kendall McCabe, Live from 380
  15. “The First Noel” by Crash Test DummiesJesse Marks, The Jesse Marks Variety Hour/Top of the Schnapps (The Lab)
  16. “Wizards in Winter” by Trans-Siberian OrchestraAnnalisa Donahey, The Real Freshman Orientation/Annalisa Donahey (The Lab)
  17.  “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”Gregg Piper, The Alternative Factor
  18. “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy WilliamsGregg Piper, The Alternative Factor