Cut the caroling, take off your earmuffs, turn down the "Jingle Bell Rock," and listen up—your holiday party is going to be epic, but not if the soundtrack belongs at your neighbor's (non-alcoholic) tree-trimming soirée. Believe us when we say we can get down to a good Mariah ballad every now and then (c'mon, it's a classic!), but a successful wintertime playlist needs to feel super fresh.
That's why we called upon our go-to It Girl DJ, Chelsea Leyland, to bring us her favorite festive tracks, served up well-stirred and with a twist. And, you know Chelsea—if there's one thing she excels at, it's getting a dance party started. Sure, there's a little somethin'-somethin' from Elvis' Christmas album, but Leyland's also included her signature sampling of got-to-know-them-now songs, too. As for getting your happy-feet friends to leave your apartment when you're exhausted at 3 a.m? Hey, that's on you.
Chelsea, Photographed by Michael Flores, Photos: Courtesy of Megahit Records, Sony, Columbia, Merge Records