Holiday Music: It's (Already) Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas
It’s the most streamable time of the year! The holiday season has seen more than 37 billion streams of Christmas music since Spotify’s launch in 2008. But in 2020 the usually predictable spike in Christmas music began even earlier as listeners responded to a challenging year by turning to the comforts of familiar festive hits. Dolly Parton takes us on a sleigh ride to the fireside glow of a Smoky Mountain Christmas. We’ll discover why the music of Jose Mari Chan heralds a Christmas season spanning four months in the Philippines. And Texas soul band Black Pumas join the Spotify Singles Holiday Collection with a classic Christmas song that still resonates half a century after it was written.