White House releases Christmas music playlists

Posted at 7:51 AM, Dec 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-24 07:55:10-05

If you find yourself with dead air at a Christmas gathering, the White House has a few holiday playlists it hopes might come in handy.

The White House on Wednesday released a pair of Christmas-themed playlists, one each from the Obamas and the Bidens, available on Spotify.

Wednesday’s playlists were the latest entries in the White House’s ongoing use of the music-streaming service. In August, the White House launched an official Spotify channel and posted more than three hours’ worth of music.

The Holiday playlists offer a range of Christmas tracks, with the Obamas pulling everything from Frank Sinatra to Destiny’s Child and the Bidens running the gamut from Neil Diamond to Coldplay.

Here are the songs on the “Holidays with the Obamas” playlist:

O Tannenbaum, Vince Guaraldi Trio (A Charlie Brown Christmas) Let It Snow, Boyz II Men All I Want for Christmas Is You, Mariah Carey Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, The Jackson 5 8 Days of Christmas, Destiny’s Child Someday at Christmas, Stevie Wonder The Christmas Song, Nat King Cole Silent Night, Ledisi Do You Hear What I Hear, Yolanda Adams Away In A Manger, Kenny Burrell Santa Baby, Eartha Kitt The First Noel, Frank Sinatra Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Luther Vandross Little Drummer Boy, Whitney Houston

And here are the songs on the Bidens’ playlist:

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, Bruce Springsteen You Make it Feel Like Christmas, Neil Diamond Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, Ella Fitzgerald Adeste fidelis, Andrea Bocelli Wexford Carol, Govannen This Christmas, Mary J. Blige A Sky Full of Stars, Coldplay Celebrate Me Home, Kenny Loggins Delaware Slide, George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers Merry Christmas Baby, Bruce Springsteen Snowfall, Tony Bennett Cheek to Cheek, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett We Need a Little Christmas, Percy Faith Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) U2 Jingle Bells, Diana Krall Christmas all over again, Tom Petty Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime, Paul McCartney