Photo: Courtesy of Matt Roan.
After over a month of anticipation and planning, Christmas is finally here! By now you’ve probably already managed to toss back a mimosa, slice up the fruitcake, plug in the tree, and tear into those gifts (yes, it’s okay to admit you still get excited about it). But, food and decor aside, a holiday celebration would not be complete without the appropriate music. After all, it’s the last day of the year you’ll be able to get your Yule tide jam on, so you may as well make the most of it while you can.
So, to help you maximize your listening pleasure, we’re sharing with you the absolute perfect playlist, courtesy of Chicago’s very own DJ sensation Matt Roan. The mix-master “dug deep” into his Christmas catalog to put together It’s Christmas! Volume Two, a full hour of festive tunes that would even get Scrooge into the spirit. From Run DMC and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts to The Beatles and Aretha Franklin, there are definitely jams to suit all tastes. While picking our favorite song is as hard as choosing our fave Christmas cookie, we can’t help but be partial to the tracks where Roan blends his own mixes.