This holiday season, we're sharing some of the UbiCare staff (aka UbiCrew's) favorite holiday songs with you. Here's why those songs are so special for us.
Listen to the UbiCare holiday playlist here.
OUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY SONGS
Eva Chiang, Special Project Associate
Let It Snow! always gave me a Christmas feeling, even though we have no snow in Taiwan where I grew up.
Drew Kirstein, Junior Software Engineer
My favorite holiday song is Carol of the Bells. It reminds me of growing up in a very small, rural town and those long winter nights in front of the fireplace with family.
Midge Lightbody, Client Success Manager
My family (5 sisters and parents) have not lived in the same cities for many, many years. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas reminds me of how much I miss them at Christmas.
Bill Lindsay, Executive VP of Content / UI / Product
One of my favorites would be Elvis Presley's Santa Claus Is Back in Town. Elvis was way before my generation, but the song is a rockin' classic. More relevant to my generation was its authentic rendering by Robert Plant with Brian Setzer on guitar on Saturday Night Live in the mid 1980s — complete with a quartet of back-up vocalists who mimicked the Jordanaires' original accompaniment for Elvis.
Jackie Simon, Marketing Manager
The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) by Alvin & the Chipmunks has always made me smile whenever it comes on the radio. It is one of the first cassettes I remember ever receiving from my parents.
Happy Hanukkah by Matisyahu is a song I just learned about. But Matisyahu is a really talented artist from my husband's hometown so I had to add him to the list.
Betsy Weaver, Ed.D.,
CEO, President and Co-Founder
I added Walking on the Clouds by GoodWill & Corey Chorus. It is produced by GoodWill and MGI, a songwriting and producing duo based in Los Angeles.
Deirdre Wilson, Senior Editor
Song for a Winter's Night by Gordon Lightfoot brings me back to my favorite part of the season — the warmth of a crackling fire, the twinkling lights of a Christmas tree and the glow of candles in the window as snow falls in the night outside.
I've loved Mr. Tanner by Harry Chapin all my adult life. There is a very rich, bass rendition of O Holy Night in that song that I guarantee will take your breath away.
Debra Zalvan, Executive VP of Marketing
I added Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid and We Are the World by U.S.A. for Africa to the playlist. Boy George, Duran Duran, Cyndi Lauper, Billy Joel ... I love pop stars using their power for good causes and good music. Takes me right back to the 80s!