FREE MIXTAPE: HiFi Christmas

Posted December 13, 2010 by J Matthew Cobb in Features

Happy Holidays: Limited-time offer featuring some of the year’s best artists delivering all-new holiday music

There’s nothing like celebrating the holidays with your favorite musical artists. HiFi Magazine assembled some of the powerful forces in pop music on one spectacular 80-minute sleigh ride that promises to make the season bright(er). With 19 tracks loaded, HiFi Christmas, the first mixtape we’ve offered featuring seasonal Christmas music, contains musical performances from Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Maroon 5, R. Kelly, Lady Antebellum, Musiq Soulchild, Annie Lennox, Train, Sheryl Crow and many others.

Special to the collection is the gospel-soul duet featuring Joss Stone and Elton John on “Calling It Christmas,” Train’s popular holiday single “Shake Up Christmas” (heard in the 2010 Coca-Cola holiday campaign commercials), Maroon 5’s take on the John Lennon’s Vietnam protest song “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” and the Chicago stepping grooves heard on the all-new Christmas remix of R. Kelly’s “Love Letter.” And there’s no denying the power in the vintage soul of Sharon Jones’ “No Chimney In the Projects,” El DeBarge’s sweet falsetto on “Christmas Without You” or the warm moving balladry heard on the alternative rock of Coldplay’s “Christmas Lights.”

The album download was available for a limited time at HiFi Magazine’s web site ( but has since been replaced with a Flash MP3 music player. The music will be featured here until January 10, 2011.

Song Listing:

A Love Letter Christmas – R. Kelly
A Child Is Born – Rihanna
Shake Up Christmas – Train
Calling It Christmas – Joss Stone and Elton John
Happy Xmas (War Is Over) – Maroon 5
Deck the Halls – Musiq Soulchild
Home for Christmas – Daryl Hall & John Oates
Christmas Must Be Something More – Taylor Swift
Blue Christmas – Sheryl Crow
When Christmas Comes – Mariah Carey
Christmas Lights- Coldplay
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Lady Antebellum
Maybe Baby (New Year’s Day) – Sugarland
Ain’t No Chimneys In the Projects – Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Christmas Without You – El DeBarge
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Annie Lennox
The First Noel – David Archuleta
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear – Josh Groban
O Holy Night – Susan Boyle

About the Author

J Matthew Cobb

Managing editor of HiFi Magazine


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