ave the date! Our next listening party is in celebration of the launch of our next issue on the theme Roots, Soul, Spirit. It will be our first Christmas gems playlist, but trust these are not your grandma’s holiday songs! If you’re sick of the same tired Christmas songs that get blasted from every radio this time of year, you will be surprised and delighted to learn that your favorite up-and-coming artists have hidden Christmas gems. Learn some tunes to impress your friends, chat with Rare staff, or even share a favorite underplayed holiday song you wish more people knew about. This playlist covers many genres. Though it has many new songs, it spans many decades, including rare gems from nineties hip-hop, sixties folk, seventies funk, and even one incredible song from 1929. I hope this list gives you some comfort, but even more than that, I hope it inspires you to action.