I don’t know about you all, but I love advent calenders. Creaking open the little paper doors to reveal ultimately disappointing images of mice, candles and various and sundry Christmas accouterments. Or, if your parents were nice, chocolate. Well, Spotify has come out with a twist on the old holiday model that doles out music in lieu of iconography and sweets.
For the Spotify Festive Playlist Facebook app, Spotify teamed up with Leona Lewis, Jason Derulo, Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5, Ryan Adams, Westlife, Pixie Lott and Primal Scream to create a passel of holiday playlists.
Simply enable the app on Facebook (you need Spotify to make it work) and choose your artist. You’ll then be presented with a digital advent calender that you can visit each day to unlock a song from that artist’s playlist. I chose Ryan Adams. Apparently he likes metal.
By subscribing to the playlist of your choice you’ll also be entered into the running for prizes, like gift cards and merch. That’s pretty much 100 times better than a picture of an elf holding a candy cane grinning like a serial killer, huh?
By Brenna Ehrlich