We are hooked on the state-of-the-art sound of the Phantom speakers from Devialet and can’t wait to set them up in time for our holiday parties. We stopped by the store at The Shops at Columbus Circle to chat with Store Manager Rory Plante about this revolutionary product that combines digital and analog technology to produce unparalleled sound — and to get his top holiday-themed tunes. As soon as you start streaming these songs, you’ll be hitting all the right notes for every occasion.
For a Rocking Office Bash
“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by She & Him: The classic is stripped down with smooth electric guitar from M. Ward to accompany Zoey Deschanel’s silky vocals.
For Your Friend’s Ugly Sweater Party
“Hey Guys! It’s Christmas Time!” by Sufjan Stevens: Sufjan Stevens is a unique artist and this odd little track is a crowd pleaser.
For Dinner With the In-Laws
“Don’t Shoot Me Santa” by The Killers: Pure fun, the Killers deliver a vibrant holiday song that’ll make you smile.
For a Jazzy Holiday Soiree
“Holly Jolly Christmas” by Michael Buble: Another classic with a fresh spin by the phenomenal powerhouse that is Michael Buble.
For a Celebration With Friends
“Joy to the World” by Ella Fitzgerald: The holidays are a time for happiness and being together with loved ones. Ella’s voice can unite us all.
For the Lonely Hearts Club
“Blue Christmas” by Elvis Presley: Every mix needs a sad Christmas ballad. This one is somber without dampening the mood or requiring tissues. And of course, it’s Elvis.
For a Hopping Hanukkah Party
“8 Days (of Hanukkah)” by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: Some R&B and soul-tinged tunes for Hanukkah? Yes, please.
For the Ultimate New Year’s Bash
“My Dear Acquaintance (A Happy New Year)” by Regina Spektor: To close out the list: This lovely and hopeful tune captures the feeling of new beginnings that the impending year brings.