Custom Hold Music: 5 Festive Finds

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We’re mid way through December and Christmas Spirit should be as thick as soup in the air in the office, however, with more and more work forces becoming dispersed and more employees working remotely it can be difficult to include them in the festivities.

One helpful tool is our Customisable Hold Music, which is available as standard on all 247meeting accounts. You can read about how to set this up for your account here.

In the meantime, our resident Christmas Elf has rounded up some choice jingles for the season.

1: O Holy Night – Canyons of Static

Canyons of Static, a band from Wisconsin, released a free Christmas album a few years ago, which is still available for download. While the entire album is a festive treat their rendition of O Holy Night is the most immediately recognisable and serene for that instant festive boost.

2: It’s Christmas So We’ll Stop, Choir Version – Frightened Rabbit

Frightened Rabbit, a Scottish Folk Rock band, would probably never have made it onto a work appropriate music list, if they hadn’t made an instrumental version of their song. While ‘It’s Christmas’ hasn’t made it into festive canon, yet, the music is immediately evocative of Christmas time and perfect for injecting a little Christmas cheer into any Conference Call.

3: O Come O Come Emmanuel, Instrumental – Sufjan Stevans

Sufjan Stevans’ Christmas opus ‘Songs for Christmas’ has become something of a Christmas Cult Classic. While any of the tracks on the records would melt the heart of any Grinch, the instrumental version of O Come O Come Emmanuel will hit the right sombre tone for the important end of year Conference Calls.

4: Christmas Past – Mick Flannery & Lisa Hannigan

Continuing the sombre mood is this beautiful festive duet recorded at Other Voices by two Irish favourites Lisa Hannigan and Mick Flannery. A warm and atmospheric song sure to be evocative of the season.

5: Walking In the Air – Oceansize

This cover of a well-loved Christmas classic is sure to surprise and delight without staff nodding off to the land of brandy butter and Christmas pud before wrapping up the last important deliverables of 2016.