WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 18: U.S. President Barack Obama is handed one of 12 bills from Staff Secretary Joani Walsh, to sign at his desk in the Oval Office at the White House December 18, 2015 in Washington, DC. Later today President Obama will travel to San Bernardino, California, to meet with families of the 14 victims of the recent mass shooting, before heading to Hawaii for Christmas vacation and return on January 3, 2016. (Photo : Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
The First Family’s Christmas playlist is recently posted on Spotify. People may now listen to the holiday songs playing inside the White House.
On Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, the White House released holiday playlists from President Barack Obama and his family, as well as the family of Vice President Joe Biden. The playlists were featured on music-streaming website Spotify. As users would know, Spotify allows the collection of personal song selections and sharing with friends.
The New York Times reports that Obama’s Christmas playlist includes several jazz and gospel songs, as well as Motown and Big Band classics.
Meanwhile, Biden’s playlist included rock ‘n’ roll, classic, opera and soft songs, from artists such as Neil Diamond, Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Loggins, Tony Bennett and Tom Petty. The list also included “A Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay, which was dedicated to Joe’s son, Beau Biden, who passed away this year due to brain cancer.
Reportedly, the new Christmas playlist on Spotify is a strategy to humanize the U.S. President and let him relate to a wider audience, particularly young individuals who delve much into technology and social media.
In summer 2015, the White House enhanced its online presence by starting an official channel on Spotify. Obama then began sharing his playlists, while wife Michelle also shared a music list for the International Day of the Girl.
Obama and other members of the White House admitted to being regular users of Facebook, Twitter, Medium and other social media sites, CTVNews cited.
CNN featured the full Obama and Biden playlists. These include the following songs:
• "O Tannenbaum," Vince Guaraldi Trio ("A Charlie Brown Christmas")
• "Let it Snow," Boyz II Men
• "All I Want for Christmas is You," Mariah Carey
• "Santa Claus is Coming To Town," The Jackson 5
• "8 Days of Christmas," Destiny's Child
• "Someday at Christmas," Stevie Wonder
• "The Christmas Song," Nat King Cole
• "Silent Night," Ledisi
• "Do You Hear What I Hear," Yolanda Adams
• "Away in a Manger," Kenny Burrell
• "Santa Baby," Eartha Kitt
• "The First Noel," Frank Sinatra
• "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," Luther Vandross
• "Little Drummer Boy," Whitney Houston
• "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town," Bruce Springsteen
• "You Make it Feel Like Christmas," Neil Diamond
• "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," Ella Fitzgerald
• "Adeste fidelis," Andrea Bocelli
• "Wexford Carol," Govannen
• "This Christmas," Mary J. Blige
• "A Sky Full of Stars," Coldplay
• "Celebrate Me Home," Kenny Loggins
• "Delaware Slide," George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers
• "Merry Christmas Baby," Bruce Springsteen
• "Snowfall," Tony Bennett
• "Cheek to Cheek," Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett
• "We Need a Little Christmas," Percy Faith
• "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," U2
• "Jingle Bells," Diana Krall
• "Christmas all over again," Tom Petty
• "Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime," Paul McCartney
Do you like any particular song from the politicians' playlists? Sound off in the comments section below.