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Best Song Playlist For Holiday Travel

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Are you traveling for the Holidays? Whether you’re heading to a new vacation destination or just heading to your family’s home base for the holiday events, a good playlist is a necessary part of your drive. Kids will cling to their technology, but a good song can help break the monotony of a long drive, especially on rural roads.


That’s why we’re giving you a playlist of some of our favorite holiday travel songs. Not all are Christmas-themed -- in fact, we snuck in Hanukkah and Kwanzaa favorites -- and some are just universally good for travel. Most of these are available on Spotify; if you stream music there!


  • Driving Home for Christmas - Chris Rea

  • Perfect - Ed Sheeran

  • River -- Joni Mitchell

  • Quiet Backdrop for Holiday Time - Night Time Jazz Moods

  • Everybody Wants to Rule The World - Tears For Fears

  • Skating - Vince Guaraldi Trio

  • Dreidel Dreidel - Meshugga Beach Party

  • This Christmas - Donny Hathaway

  • Somewhere In My Memory (theme from HOME ALONE) - John Williams and the Boston Pops

  • The Christmas Waltz - The Carpenters

  • Make it Home - Juliana Hatfield and W.G. Snuffy Walden

  • Merry Christmas from the Family - Jill Sobule

  • Christmas Time Is Here - Vince Guaraldi Trio

  • A Kissed-Out Red Floatboat - Cocteau Twins

  • This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) - Natalie Cole

  • Better Days - The Goo Goo Dolls

  • Venid Adoremos - Andrea Bocelli

  • Winter Things - Ariana Grande

  • Happy Kwanzaa - Teddy Pendergrass

  • Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat - Stubby Kaye

  • Christmas Wrapping - The Waitresses

  • December Song (I Dreamed of Christmas) - George Michael

  • 2000 Miles - The Pretenders

  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye

  • Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms

  • Home - Michael Bublé

  • A Shepherd’s Carol - Bob Chillcott and the Choir of King’s College

  • What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? - Ella Fitzgerald

  • Same Old Lang Syne - Dan Fogelberg


Get ready to turn on the tunes this season. Stay safe out there, and make sure you and your family have a great time creating new memories on the road; together!


Don’t forget to schedule a visit to Suburb Service to ensure your car is ready to go; before heading out on your holiday trip. Suburb Service strives to provide the best service for your Subaru. Schedule your service with us to keep your vehicle well-maintained and ready to drive. Please make an appointment with us for regular maintenance or specific needs. And remember to “Like” our Facebook page for the latest news! Suburb Service is located at 15017 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155. We’re open Monday to Friday, 7 AM to 4 PM. All We Do Is Subaru!


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