Lockdowns have lifted, party planning and events are in full swing and a visit from the big red man himself is right around the corner, there’s no better way to start sending off the year that was!
If you’re looking to create a festive vibe in your venue this December, we’ve gathered a range of music tracks and visual clips you can use to set the Christmas mood.
There are traditional holiday tunes to get you tapping your toes, as well as some Aussie favourites to keep the all-Australian vibe rolling on from November’s AusMusic Month.
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 Diana Ross’ ‘Little Bright Star’ and Mariah Carey’s ‘All I want For Christmas Is You’ (a holiday essential).
So, if you’re keen to get some Christmas classics into your venue this year…we’ve got you!
A Cracker Christmas Soundtrack
Treat your staff and customers with our Christmas playlists that are easy to schedule in amongst your existing music mix, giving you festive cheer, without the overkill.
We’ve got some fantastic holiday music lists (Café, Pop, Soul and Traditional) for you to use, which include a great selection of instrumental and swing jazz tracks, perfect for retail and dining environments!
Here’s a taste of some of the artists you’ll find in each list:
XMAS_TRAD – Traditional classics you know and love
Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Harry Connick Jr.
XMAS_POP – Christmas pop and rock favourites
Dolly Parton, Ava Max, Carly 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, 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.
Festive Visuals For Your Screens
Have you seen XMAS_TV? It’s our visual Christmas aid for those venues looking to really embrace the excitement of the festive season.
XMAS_TV includes a variety of vibrant Christmas visuals everyone will enjoy, like 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.
Digital Advertising To Share Your Holiday Cheer
Sharing special announcements or promotions for Christmas? Put your TV screens to work!
We’ve got plenty of advertising holiday-themed templates for you to use, available in the ‘Advertising Library’ via the Manage My Nightlife web app.
- Text Over Image slides, which can be customised with venue-specific messaging. Perfect for sharing news about any promotions or events you’re hosting!
- General Christmas slides, which feature ready-made Christmas messages, making it easy to schedule and spread festive cheer around your venue!
- Countdown To Christmas digital signage, an exciting automatic timer that counts down the sleeps until Christmas for you and your customers!
TIP: Make sure you set start and end dates for your Digital Advertising screens to avoid them showing once Christmas has ended.
For help loading digital advertising onto your screens and into your venue, visit our support website.
And that’s it – what a way to kick off the festive season and shake off 2021!
Happy holidays everyone!
If you would like to activate Christmas programming in your venue, visit our support website, or get in touch via our contact page.