5 Christmas songs to get the most out of your ceiling speakers

Monday, 23 December 2019  |  Amit

Christmas music is ubiquitous as it is highly hummable. At best, it will conjure that special festive feeling suited to sitting around a warm fireplace opening presents. At worst, you’ll be reaching for that volume knob and muttering ‘bah humbug’ under your breath. 

We’re keen audiophiles here at Lithe Audio, and - for those who own one - we want you to make the most out of your ceiling speakers. For those who don’t, what are you waiting for? There’s still a few days left! We’ve identified some of the top Christmas songs for playing through our ceiling speakers. These songs are perfectly calculated to utilise their full sonic range, as well as having that groove-factor to get the whole family up and dancing. 

Perry Como - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

If nostalgia had a voice, it would be that of Christmas crooners like Perry Como. Lending a slow jazz feel to a classic carol, this is a great choice for your festive celebrations. With tacky Christmas jumpers all the rage these days, vintage is the way to go this holiday season!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GDvI_GFWcg

Johnny Cash - Little Drummer Boy

There's no better way to get into the festive spirit than hearing the legend that was Johnny Cash repeat the Barum-pum-pum-pum refrain of this Christmas classic. His version lends an air of profundity to a song that is too often approached in a playful spirit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEk_dy4eX3o

The Killers - Don’t Shoot me Santa

Now this next one is arguably nowhere near entering the traditional canon of Christmas tunes, but its inclusion is primarily due to the fact that it's The Killers. And like any Killers track, its thumping bassline and anthemic vocal melody is enough to get even the most stubborn of Scrooges up on their feet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cglLJJ0Czo8

Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas

An obvious choice, but a true Christmas classic. From the soulful opening few lines to the emphatically danceable chorus, this has that familiarity and togetherness that we all need at this time of the year. It also offers up some comic moments as friends and family at various degrees of intoxication attempt to match Mariah's impressive vocal range.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXQViqx6GMY&feature=emb_title

The Pogues - Fairytale of New York

And finally... This track has everything: tenderness and sensitivity, while also providing ample dancing opportunities for those who appreciate the jaunty folk rhythms The Pogues have always specialised in. In just over 4 minutes, the listener is subjected to the whole gamut of human emotion. It therefore represents the trials and tribulations of the Christmas period itself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9jbdgZidu8

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A note to all DJ's: For anyone looking to throw the best Christmas party ever, make sure your guests are subjected to the full experience. While these tracks may sound OK on your son's tinny computer speakers, you need that warmth and richness offered by a superior sound system. Lithe Audio's ceiling speakers offer a superb 65Hz-20kHz audio range that is sure to enhance that festive feeling in anyone lucky enough to hear your playlist. Forget kissing under the mistletoe, whack on a Christmas classic and smooch your partner under the speakers!

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