Songcraft: Spotlight on Songwriters Podcast

Christmas 2018

Ep. 105 - The Deep Cuts of Christmas

Merry Christmas From the Family: Conversations with the Writers of Holiday Favorites


Scott and Paul discuss their favorite holiday records of all time.

PART TWO - 23:12 mark
Four writers discuss their unique Christmas songs. 

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Scott and Paul have assembled unreleased clips from previous interviews, favorite clips from earlier episodes, and new material to shine a spotlight on four deep cuts of Christmas that should appear on any list of holiday classics. Tired of the same ten songs that get played to death on the radio this time of year? Hear these great writers talk about some of the favorites that the true Christmas aficionados make sure to hear during this special season. When you finish listening, scroll down to our ultimate playlist of holiday favorites, featuring 150 different songs by 150 different artists. Clocking in at nearly 9 hours, you can fire it up at sunrise on Christmas day and let it roll until sundown. And when your friends and family ask where you got the greatest holiday playlist of all time, tell 'em about your friends at Songcraft!


William Bell – “Every Day Will Be Like a Holiday” (1967)

The Stax Records artist and Grammy winner who penned "You Don't Miss Your Water," "Born Under a Bad Sign" and "I Forgot to Be Your Lover" chats about the accidental Christmas soul classic he wrote with fellow Stax legend Booker T. Jones.

Tia Sillers – “A Joyful Noise” by Jo Dee Messina (2002)

The Grammy winner and CMA, ACM and BMI Song of the Year winner behind "I Hope You Dance," "There's Your Trouble," and "That'd Be Alright" talks about writing a Christmas hit for a new era.

Robert Earl Keen – “Merry Christmas From the Family" (1994)

The Americana icon and member of the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame discusses his funny redneck Christmas cult classic.

Paul Duncan – “Light of the World” by Lauren Daigle (2015)

Songcraft's own Paul Duncan chats about his modern day Christian radio hit he penned with singing sensation Lauren Daigle and producer Paul Mabury.

Songcraft's Essential Holiday Playlist: Spotify users can select the song you'd like to hear below, or simply start the player and enjoy a selection of 150 Christmas songs by 150 different artists. It's the ultimate holiday playlist, and is our gift to you! If you don't have a Spotify account, follow the prompts to sign up for free. Click this link to take you directly to the playlist in the Spotify web player.