One of the easiest (and cheapest) ways to decorate any space is by filling it with music. Using our laptop computer and wireless speakers, we can set up a sound scape throughout the house with just the touch of the button. Guests are often humorously called to breakfast with the “Call To The Cows” section of the William Tell Overture by Gioacchino Rossini (you’ve heard it in Bugs Bunny cartoons for years). A hike might be preceded by the sounds of reveille to get people in the spirit, and a simple sound track can set the theme for a dinner party even if you don’t have a single second to spend on decorations.
We carry this idea for music into the Mercantile, too.
Here are our selections from the Mercantile Holiday Playlist
A mix of the modern & traditional, just like Beekman 1802.
Calling on Mary by Aimee Mann
Winter Wonderland by Aretha Franklin
Jingle Bells by Barbara Streisand
Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer by Gene Autry
Mambo (Malibu Mix) by Billy May
Happy Holidays (Beef Wellington Remix) by Bing Crosby
Carol of the Bells by The Bird and the Bee
The Nutcracker Suite by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Christmas is Coming Soon by Blitzen Trapper
2000 Miles by Coldplay
A Marshmallow World by Dean Martin
The Man With the Bag by Diana Krall
Sleigh Ride by Ella Fitzgerald
Frosty The Snowman by Fiona Apple
We Wish You the Merriest by Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby
The Happy Elf by Harry Connick Jr.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Judy Garland
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (Stuhr Remix) by Kay Starr
Baby It’s Cold Outside by Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel
Let it Snow by Magnet
All I Want for Christmas (MJ Cole Remix) by Nat King Cole Trio
Peace by Norah Jones
I Like a Sleighride (Jingle Bells) by Peggy Lee
Little Drummer Boy by Pink Martini
Toy Packaging by Sara Groves
Joy to the World by Sufjan Stevens
All I Want for Christmas is You by Teddy Geiger
I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Tony Bennett
River by Travis
Skating by Vince Guaraldi
All That I Want by The Weepies
Tell us your favorite holiday song in the comment section below.