As we get ready for a much needed and long Holiday break, The Beacon would like to give you a special gift—two playlists in one week! The first is a collection of our staff’s favorite holiday themed songs to get you in the spirit of the season. The second is a list of the best songs that I stumbled upon in 2016. You’ll find new favorites like the folksy four-piece Big Thief, indie darling Frankie Cosmos, and boy wonder Declan McKenna. You’ll also see tracks from old favorites like the 1975, John Mayer and Kanye West. We hope that you enjoy these playlists as much as you enjoy your break!