Every Friday night, RVA Mag brings you an essential playlist curated by Virginia’s most influential artists, musicians, and institutions.
This time around, we have an especially-curated holiday playlist from RVA Magazine’s music-obsessed Editor-In-Chief, Marilyn Drew Necci. Here’s what she has to say about it:
“The reference to Nakatomi Plaza, the immortal hijacked skyscraper at the center of Die Hard, is intentional. Much like Die Hard, which was retconned into a ‘Christmas movie’ over 20 years after its initial release, many of these songs were never really intended to be ‘Christmas songs,’ per se. Therefore, most of them are songs that have not been played to exhaustion on the all-Christmas music stations we’re inevitably bombarded by while working or shopping over this holiday season. I tried to avoid anything that makes such playlists, as well as unusual versions of played-to-death standards, and I mostly succeeded at both. Ideally, the result is a holiday playlist you can put on at your Christmas party this year without having everyone demand you unplug your iPhone immediately.”
So there you have it — our Christmas gift to you, the RVA Magazine family. Enjoy.
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