It’s officially mid-December, so everything you read from here on out will be chocked full of holiday goodness. I’m a sucker for a good festive jingle, and what I especially appreciate is how varied each song is. You can get up and dance to the Jackson Five’s rendition of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” or you can shed a single tear on your couch in your pajamas to Amy Grant’s “Grown Up Christmas List.” The possibilities are endless.
Holiday songs are as varied in tone and type as our clients. So, I felt it fitting to strike comparisons between the two! Here’s what each of Billboard’s top five holiday songs would be like as a client.
All I want for Christmas is You – the queen of Christmas herself, Mariah Carey
This song as a client would be a handful. They expect a lot of support and buzz around their business but puts on a great show for you to publicize. Play your cards right, and you’ll feel on top of the world. But, don’t let this client down!
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams
This is your eternal-optimist client. Warm and inviting, they’re undaunted by media woes or when a crisis arises. They roll with the punches, and you’re grateful to have them on your roster.
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
I feel like Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree would be a bar or restaurant client. There’s a tree, caroling, pie – all of the great things you need at a country western bar in December. This song as a client would be eager to push their karaoke night and eggnog-inspired cocktail.
A Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives
This song would be the client you’ve had on your roster the longest. You go into every meeting with a smile on your face and leave with a warm feeling in your heart. It’s a relationship that works, and as such, the client is considered a classic.
Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
Jingle Bell Rock as a client would be a new business that enters the market. They offer a fresh take on an old concept, which can be a challenge. In my mind, they’re not easy to work with because they don’t understand that new and better aren’t synonymous.
The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
This song would be the community’s most beloved nonprofit. Known and adored for bringing cheer and help to the people who need it most, this client makes you proud to do your job.
P.S. If you’re looking for a holiday playlist to listen to at the office, I highly recommend the Peanuts Christmas album. Jazzy holiday hits and no lyrics – cheers to that!