The Atlanta United front office staff was asked to pick their two favorite holiday songs for this week's Atlanta United A-Game Spotify Mix. Check out the staff picks below along with a reason for why they love these holiday tunes. Hope you enjoy, and Happy Holidays!
Darren Eales, President
Glasvegas: A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like A Kiss)
"Whilst we baste here in 70 degree Atlanta weather this song reminds me of bitterly cold Christmas’ in England gone by…freezing but full of the warmth of the festive period"
Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler: (Don’t Call Me) Mrs Christmas
"Another great Christmas song with parentheses…this comes from a criminally-neglected modern Christmas classic album from 2011. A Phil Spector pastiche dealing with the trials and tribulations of being Santa’s other half…very droll!"
Carlos Bocanegra, Technical Director
"I got bullied into picking fairytale of New York! And anything from the Kenny G Christmas album."
Ann Rodriguez, VP Business Operations
Wham: Last Christmas
"I picked Last Christmas by Wham because it was George Michael’s finest moment (other than Faith). it’s easy to sing along to. Look forward to rocking it at the office karaoke party."
Run DMC: Christmas in Hollis
"I used to work at Champs Sports at the Annapolis Mall and sell shoes to pay for my books when I was in college. We had to listen to the same holiday loop from corporate over and over. Mariah Carey’s All Want For Christmas and Run DMC’s Christmas in Hollis where our favorites and when Christmas in Hollis came on, everybody would to get down to it."
Paul McDonough, Director Soccer Operations
Bruce Springsteen: Santa Clause is Coming to Town
"I picked Bruce because he is the boss!"
John Lennon: Happy Christmas
"Classic Christmas song from the best Beatle!"
Skate Noftsinger, Director of Marketing & Fan Engagement
Mariah Carey: All I Want for Christmas
"This song is arguably Mariah Carey’s finest moment."
Jessica Simpson: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
"Because once, I saw my mom kissing Santa Claus and Christmas hasn’t been the same since."
Elena Cizmaric, Director of Communications
Zooey Deschanel: Baby it’s Cold Outside
"In a past life I worked on the movie “Elf”… it’s a modern Christmas classic! I love Zooey Deschanel’s voice, and the scene where Will Ferrell creepily sings with her when she is in the shower is pure gold."
Bandaid: Do They Know it’s Christmas?
"Nothing says the 80’s like a little Bandaid at Christmas time. It’s physically impossible not to sing along when you hear this song in the elevator."
Patricia Johnson, Administrative Assistant
Donny Hathaway: This Christmas
"I’m a huge Donny Hathaway fan and this song sets the tone for the Holidays for me."
Boyz II Men: Let it Snow
"Boyz II Men have one of the BEST Christmas albums ever… I listen to it every year!"
Matt Moore, Manager of Digital and Social Media
Adam Sandler: Chanukah Song
"Because this is a holiday playlist. Peace and love to everyone!"
Ray Charles: That Christmas Spirit
"One of my favorite scenes in "Christmas Vacation" is when Clark is stuck in the attic watching old home videos while this song is playing"
Josh Blank, Technical Operations Intern
Justin Bieber: Mistletoe
"I picked mistletoe by Justin Bieber because he's been on the come up recently and I think he deserves respect."
Pentatonix: Little Drummer Boy
"I chose little drummer boy because the Pentatonix do the beat boxing via their voices which is sweet."
Keith Roberts, Ticket Sales
Temptations: Silent Night
"It is a classic song that is timeless and I have heard since I was little. Every time it comes on I can’t help but feel the Christmas spirit."
Celine Dion: Oh Holy Night
"Just listen to it"
Bobby Belair, Soccer Operations Intern
Bruce Springsteen: Merry Christmas Baby
"Because when Bruce jams…you listen."
Brenda Lee: Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
"Because it’s the most memorable song from one of the most memorable holiday movies, "Home Alone"."