Venue Management

More than Mariah: Music and Visuals for Christmas

After the year that was, there’s a strong push to make Christmas 2020 the best holiday season to date!

Looking to create a festive vibe? The right mix of music and visuals can help.

We’ve decked the Nightlife holiday playlists with outstanding music tracks and visual clips for you to spin this Christmas, giving you one less thing to add to your to-do list.

More than just Mariah, we’ve got your Christmas covered with a great range of traditional tunes, along with everyone’s Aussie favourites!

Not to be confused with a song by the same name… but last Christmas.. our most played Aussie XMAS songs according to Nightlife venues and crowdDJ users, was Kylie’s ‘Christmas Isn’t Christmas ‘Til You Get Here’ (26,305 plays).  This was followed by SIA’s ‘Candy Lane’ (24,483 plays), showing a consistent trend of consumers who love listening to local artists.

Nightlife clients looking to register their business to play Christmas tunes, please click here.

Music Offering

You don’t have to play Christmas music all day, but you can choose playlists that best suit your venue. These can be scheduled in amongst your existing music mix, filling your soundtrack with Christmas cheer but without the overkill.

Our team have rolled out some fantastic, festive music lists (Café, Pop, Soul and Traditional), with Café getting the biggest makeover this season. It now includes a great selection of instrumental and swing jazz tracks, perfect for retail and dining environments. XMAS_CAFE mixes well with all of our other Café lists as well as JAZZ, FINE_DINE and SOUL_DINE.

Here’s a taster of the artists that you’ll find in each list:

XMAS_TRAD – Traditional classics you know and love

Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Bing Cosby and Harry Connick Jr.

XMAS_POP – Christmas pop and rock favourites

Dolly Parton, Ava Max, Carley Rae Jepsen, Kylie Minogue, Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson, Sia and Gwen Stefani

XMAS_CAFE – Instrumental and classic swing Jazz

Beegie Adair, Kazumi Tateishi Trio, She & Him, The Moods & Doris Day and Jack Jezzro

XMAS_SOUL – soulful takes on classic songs and carols

The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Aloe Blacc, Macy Gray, and Sharon Jones

XMAS_MIX – The licorice all-sorts mix of Christmas tunes

A beautiful combination list of Christmas Pop, XMAS trad and Xmas Soul artists.

Visuals For Your Screens

Have you seen XMAS_TV? It includes a variety of amazing Christmas-related visuals that everyone will enjoy. Includes: glistening trees and tinsel, light shows and the odd extreme Santa(!).

Visit our support website or reach out on our live chat if you would like some help scheduling these in with your existing programming.

A shot from XMAS_TV

Digital Advertising

Need to let your customers know about your Christmas offering? Put your TV screens to work!  Our advertising templates available for you to use from ‘Advertising Manager’ in the Manage My Nightlife web app.


  • TextOverImage slides: These can be customised with messages specific to your venue, so you can use them to promote your Christmas specials and functions.
  • General Christmas slides: Ready-made Christmas messages.

Tip! Make sure to set your start and end dates for these as you configure them, to avoid them showing on Boxing Day!

  • Countdown to Christmas – This digital signage gem for your screens, will automatically countdown the sleeps until Christmas for you!


For help loading digital advertising, please visit our support site.  Click here.

Nightlife Australia & International clients (ex New Zealand), if you would like to activate Christmas programming in your venue, please click here.

New Zealand clients, please click here.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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