I’ve always wanted to make an all-Hamilton, holiday season Playlist! ☃️🎄 I Heart Hamilton turned 10 this year, and in that time, there is now quite a bit of local tunes to round out a festive mix. This will be an evolving Playlist that I’ll add to and revisit each year.. Have a recommendation? Leave a comment!
Arkells – “Pub Crawl” [Listen]
Arkells – “The Last Christmas (We Ever Spend Apart)” [Listen]
Arkells released their first-ever holiday track last year (along with an amazing music video!) and continued the tradition this year. Bonus: Don’t forget to put on that cozy Arkells Fireplace Channel!
Jeremy Fisher – “Economy Xmas” [Listen]
Cutting through the sometimes saccharine holiday tracks, Jeremy describes this single as having melancholic humour: “a catchy little sing-a-long refrain about the woes of holiday-induced credit card debt, and it’s actually pretty fun to sing: I owe, I owe, I owe, I owe. It might be the new E-I-E-I-O.” Check out the delightful music video.
Terra Lightfoot – “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” [Listen]
Terra Lightfoot – “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” [Listen]
A double-shot of this lovely singer-songwriter, who added to her holiday repertoire this year with a new one.
Ryan Sykes – “Wishlist – Remix” [Listen]
Hamilton-based R&B/pop singer Ryan Sykes has released two holiday EPs: This Christmas (2019) and Christmas Wishlist (2020), plus a couple more festive tracks. Find the full collection of Ryan’s Christmas music with this handy Spotify playlist!
Scarlett & Disher – “Deck The Halls” [Listen]
Scarlett & Disher – “December Nights” [Listen]
Scarlett & Disher – “This Year’s End” [Listen]
This dynamic duo (Laura Scarlett and David Disher) knows how to get festive! Together, they have created the holiday EPs That Christmas Feeling (2014), December Nights (2015), and This Year’s End (2016). I’ve selected a track from each for this mix.
Art Of Time Ensemble – “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” feat. Tom Wilson [Listen]
Tom Wilson showcases his signature growl on this favourite – taken from Art Of Time Ensemble’s album Christmas In Prison, which comprises of performances from the group’s annual holiday show, To All A Good Night.