Every fan of the Gaines family knows that Christmas is their favorite time of the year. Matriarch Joanna Gaines starts her holiday planning well before the winter season rolls around, and takes traditions such as decorating, baking, and gift-giving very seriously. Recently, Chip and Joanna Gaines took their holiday game to the next level with the release of their very own, curated Christmas music playlist on the streaming platform Spotify. From holiday standards like O Holy Night to newer favorites such as A Marshmallow World by She and Him, the Gaines’ family’s playlist personifies everything we love about the trendy family (minus Joanna’s well-documented love for shiplap!)
Why did the Gaines create a holiday playlist?
The Gaines family is well-known for their love of creating memories that last, and according to their Spotify playlist, they curated the songs to help inspire listeners to create brand-new memories this holiday season. Want to recreate the Gaines family’s Christmas style? Keep their playlist on in the background as you bake up some delicious cinnamon rolls, decorate the Christmas tree, or trim the mantle with the family’s Christmas stockings.
To help give your home the perfect Magnolia touch, check out Chip and Joanna Gaines’ collection for Target, Hearth and Hand. The collection features lots of beautiful pieces that are made for the holiday season, from rustic mugs, lovely scented candles and festive greenery to beautiful wall art for every room in the house. The collection even includes a beautiful evergreen mailbox for excited children to drop off their letters to Santa.
What songs are featured on the playlist?
The playlist, released in early December, features fifty fabulous holiday songs. Click “play” and enjoy standards like The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole, Frosty the Snowman by Bing Crosby, I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Frank Sinatra, All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey, A Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives, Sleigh Ride by Ella Fitzgerald, White Christmas by Andrea Bocelli, and so many more.
The majority of the songs are classic standards that most people will know and love. Just hearing any of these songs will help to summon up the essence of the season and leave you feeling both joyous and relaxed. The traditional song choices perfectly reflect the style of the Gaines family and the chic, nostalgic vibe of the Magnolia brand. Of course, the Gaines are also well-known for their sense of fun and spontaneity, and the tunes Cool Yule by Louis Armstrong and Little St. Nick by She and Him highlight that to perfection.
Other ways to celebrate Christmas like the Gaines family
Chip and Joanna Gaines do the holidays in grand fashion, and always put up at least two Christmas trees each year. One tree is for their five children to decorate however they see fit, with homemade ornaments and mismatched decor, and the other is a beautifully-styled tree that reflects all of Joanna Gaines’s classic touches.
Nothing says the holidays like being together with those you care about, and the Gaines believe in celebrating even the smallest moments with family and friends. To mimic the Gaines’ sense of togetherness, pop their specially-curated playlist on in the background and decorate Christmas cookies, perfect for hostess gifts or office parties.
No matter how you choose to celebrate the season, the Gaines family’s Christmas playlist is the perfect way to enjoy every moment, both big and small. Reminisce about all your favorite memories growing up, and prepare to capture all-new ones with the help of America’s favorite home renovators and designers, Chip and Joanna Gaines.