Helen Schultz ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Stage Editor
It’s that time of year again – snow is falling, hot cocoa is on the stove, and it’s time for some Christmas music. Looking for a way to Broadway-ify your playlist this year? Emertainment Monthly has you covered. Check out these festive favorites from our staff to get you in the holiday spirit!
1. “We Need A Little Christmas” – Mame
Who wouldn’t want to spend their Christmas with Auntie Mame?! Now THAT’S a Christmas party we want to crash!
2. “Surabaya Santa” – Songs for a New World
Hilarious? Yes. Festive? Absolutely. For a more subdued Christmas song, check out “Christmas Lullaby” – another selection from this Jason Robert Brown song cycle.
3. “Merry Christmas, Maggie Thatcher” – Billy Elliot
Not exactly the politest tune, but this song will definitely get stuck in your head. For a very long while. Don’t forget to check out the Elton John version as well!
4. “Hard Candy Christmas” – Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Dolly Parton made this song famous, but it got its start on the stage. A perfect song for that friend who just hates the holiday season.
5. “Christmas Bells” – Rent
No Broadway playlist would be complete without a selection from Rent and this one is no exception! It may be a filler song in the musical, but its still close to our heart.
6. “Nuttycracker Suite” – Thoroughly Modern Millie
Nothing says “Christmas party” better than a little dance number. Add in superstars Sutton Foster and Gavin Creel and you have a Broadway dream party!
7. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – Meet Me in Saint Louis
Little known fact: “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” was originally a showtune! The song was performed by Judy Garland in the classic MGM movie musical.
8. “Turkey Lurkey Time” – Promises, Promises
In the words of one of our personal favorites, “make a wish and may all your wishes come true.”
Merry Christmas from your friends at Emertainment Monthly!