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Holiday Picks 2023: Songs for the Season

It’s that time of year! Gear up for the holiday season with these renditions of Christmas classics, and original holiday songs:

“Joy To The World,” Jade Eagleson

At just 29 years of age, Jade Eagleson has made quite the mark on the international country music scene.

The multi-platinum artist is celebrating the holiday season with a toe-tapping rendition of “Joy To The World.” Blending the traditional holiday tune with his signature classic, country sound, this reimagined version will have holiday fans rockin’ around the Christmas tree all season long.


“Maybe This Christmas,” Paul McDonald & The Mourning Doves

Alabama native, Paul McDonald, crafts poetic story-driven narratives and deeply catchy hooks, delivered by a raspy yet refined voice, simply impossible to ignore.

An original song that talks of heartbreak and loneliness, driven by passionate vocals that exude longing, pain, and hope, Paul McDonald & The Mourning Doves remind us that the holiday season can put one’s struggles under a magnifying glass, but with the knowledge of sadness and struggle, comes the underlying hope that things will get better.


“Deck The Halls,” The Lumineers

With 24 #1 hits across a range of radio formats, The Lumineers have quickly risen to the ranks of the world’s most beloved bands of any genre.

To usher in the holiday season, they recorded the beautifully arresting version of the traditional carol while touring in Argentina.

Thoughts of soft winter snow gently falling, quieting the streets and neighbourhoods, coupled with short days where the sun barely rises above the horizon, make for an intimate presentation of this classic holiday song.


“Please Come Home For Christmas,” Aqyila

Toronto-based R&B artist, Aqyila, shares her first release of a holiday rendition with “Please Come Home For Christmas.” The rising star offers her elegant vocal style for her own take on the timeless Christmas tune.


“Feelin’ Sorry,” My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket is ringing in the Yuletide season with a new holiday single, “Feelin’ Sorry,” featured on Happy Holiday! – a festive anthology of unreleased tracks and holiday favourites. The holidays can be quite a complex and emotional time; reflecting on the need for change, and inner peace.


“Christmas All Over Again,” Tyler Shaw

Canada’s own Prince of Christmas, Tyler Shaw, released his new holiday single, “Christmas All Over Again,” a cover of the holiday classic made popular originally by Tom Petty. “Christmas All Over Again” serves as the latest addition to Tyler’s Juno-nominated album, A Tyler Shaw Christmas.


“All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Tim & The Glory Boys

Formed in 2013, Tim & The Glory Boys call their boot-stompin’ sound “canoe-grass,” a nod to both their bluegrass roots and the rustic country Canadiana. What’s most important though is that the British Columbia-by-way-of-Manitoba boys are making music from — and for — the heart.

Returning with their third Christmas single – a cover of Mariah Carey’s timeless classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Tim & The Glory Boys are riding that sleigh into the 2023 holiday season with no sign of slowing down.


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    Pulse Music Magazine is a digital publication dedicated to connecting fans across a variety of music genres, with their next favourite artist via song/album reviews, interviews, curated playlists, and more!

    Much like the rhythm created at the bang of a drum, we all have our own rhythm inside us – a beating heart. We are all created in the image of music.

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