Holiday Playlist, Guide to Holiday Shows & Buying Local Holiday Music

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Happy Holidays

Our cheeks are rosy, and we're feeling cosy... it must be the holidays!

Here's a special holiday playlist from us to you, featuring festive tracks from local artists.

String those lights, roast some chestnuts, and press play on these original tunes, old favourites, and even some traditional carols.

Keep scrolling for info on local holiday albums and links to stream and buy, festive videos, upcoming holiday shows, and our special seasonal songs of the week...


The Color is making playlists more festive with the release of their new single, "This Christmas"! The JUNO-winning outfit, who just picked up Group of the Year and Pop Artist of the Year at the 2023 GMA Covenant Awards, has just finished up A Colorful Christmas Tour in Alberta and Manitoba. On the horizon for 2024... plenty more tour dates throughout the US and Canada for this hardworking band. But for now, gift yourself the gift of "This Christmas" from The Color, and stay tuned for more!

Madwewetoon Holiday Playlist

Check out Indigenous Music's Spotify for a special holiday edition of the Madwewetoon playlist curated by Desiree Dorion! Madwewetoon was created to amplify Indigenous voices across Turtle Island. The playlist title “Madwewetoon,” meaning “make some noise” in Anishinaabemowin, has been shared by Kimberly Mckay from the Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation in Manitoba.

Desiree Dorion’s sixth studio album, “That’s How I Know” cracked the top 10 on iTunes in its first week of release and was nominated for “Album of the Year” at Manitoba Country Music Awards. Desiree has had multiple songs reach the top 100 on the Canadian Country music charts as well as the top spot on the Indigenous Music Countdown. She has toured coast to coast in Canada and as far south as the Gulf of Mexico. In June, 2021, she hosted the Achimotak series with the Canadian Country Music Association and is an artist ambassador with the Downie Wenjack Foundation. The JUNO nominee is a proud member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation.

Holiday Songs & Albums

You can build your holiday music collection AND support your favourite local artists and labels by streaming and shopping at their online stores, Bandcamp, and Tidal, or checking out stores that carry local music like Into the Music, Planet Sound, Riley Grae, and McNally Robinson. Here's a handy guide to local holiday tunes and albums!

Barbara Joy
"Joy to the World (Great Joy)" SPOTIFY
"Still Nacht, Silent Night" (The Angels Sang) SPOTIFY
"O Little Town of Bethlehem" SPOTIFY

"It Won't Be Christmas ('till You're Home) APPLE MUSIC

Billy Simard
"Santa's on His Way" SPOTIFY

Brandi Vezina
"No More Tears This Christmas" SPOTIFY

Bubba B the MC
"What Do You Want for Christmas? (Feat. FENOM)" APPLE MUSIC

Cat Jahnke

Chic Gamine
Christmas Vol. 1  APPLE MUSIC | BANDCAMP

Cindi Cain
The Heart of Christmas  WEBSITE

Dead of Winter (formerly Camerata Nova)
Christmas in Early America  WEBSITE
Nova Noël  WEBSITE

Don Amero
Amero Little Christmas  WEBSITE | APPLE MUSIC

Doug Edmond
Starry Nights  APPLE MUSIC 

Erin Propp, Michelle Mourre & Yuri Hooker
Live Off the Floor APPLE MUSIC

Fred Penner

"Noël à Jérusalem" SPOTIFY

James Culleton
At Christmas Time APPLE MUSIC

Jaylene Johnson
"Winter Wish"  APPLE MUSIC
"It Won't Be Christmas 'Til You're Home"  WEBSITEAPPLE MUSIC

Jerry Sereda
"Santa's Got a New Ride" APPLE MUSIC

Jodie Borle

Jovelle Balani
"My Christmas Wish" SPOTIFY

JP Hoe
Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Songs  APPLE MUSIC | AMAZON MUSIC

Justin Lacroix & Kristine St-Piere
Noël avec toi APPLE MUSIC

Jocelyne Baribeau
"Noël sur la prairie" APPLE MUSIC

Lana Winterhalt
Diamonds WEBSITE
Hey! It's Christmas! (again)  BANDCAMP

"From Under the Christmas Tree" BANDCAMP

Matt Epp
"This Christmas Alone" APPLE MUSIC

Mise en Scene
"Tinsel Town"  APPLE MUSIC

"Favourite Things" from Casserole  APPLE MUSIC

Olivia Lunny
"Under the Lights" LINKTREE

Paris To Kyiv
"Oj Kraseniu Iasen" and "Pavochka" from Prairie Nights and Peacock Feathers  APPLE MUSIC | BANDCAMP

Quinton Blair
"Honky Tonk Christmas" from Blues Man APPLE MUSIC

Ray St. Germain  
Ray St. Germain Family Christmas  APPLE MUSIC


Renee Lamoureux
"This Christmas" SPOTIFY

Red Moon Road
A Simple Kind of Christmas SPOTIFY 
"Ballad of the Twinkle Lights" SPOTIFY

"Christmas Time is Here" SPOTIFY

Rhonda Head
"Please Come Home for Christmas" SPOTIFY
"Santa Baby (Nicimos)" SPOTIFY
"Silent Night in Cree" APPLE MUSIC

Rusty & Savanna
Stocking Stuffer  APPLE MUSIC

Ruth Moody
"Winter Waltz" and "Cold Outside" from The Garden APPLE MUSIC

Sierra Noble
"Time for Myself" APPLE MUSIC

Son of Dave
"Send Them Something Nice for Christmas" SPOTIFY

Steve Bell
Keening for the Dawn WEBSITE
Feast of the Seasons WEBSITE

The Color
This Christmas SPOTIFY

The Wailin' Jennys
"Calling All Angels" APPLE MUSIC

Those Guys
This Christmas  APPLE MUSIC

Trio Bembe
A Latin Christmas  APPLE MUSIC

Tyler Del Pino + Rusty Robot
"Christmas with Aliens" SPOTIFY

Vanessa Kuzina
"Wintersong" from Peony APPLE MUSIC

Various Artists
Nothing Under the Tree: A UMFM Christmas Album  BANDCAMP

"Joy Is Louder"  APPLE MUSIC

"Can't Everyday Be Like Christmas"  APPLE MUSIC

"I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day"  APPLE MUSIC

"You Put the Kiss in Christmas"  APPLE MUSIC

Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
Suite Messiah   WEBSITE



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