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Holiday Ready? Warm Up Your Season With These Movies & Playlists…

The holidays are here!  Which means a lot of sweets, spices, snow (if you’re lucky), and fun things to keep you warm and cozy while you are spending your frosty winter days inside.

Whether you are into cozying up with some old (and new!) favorite holiday movies, or if music is your favorite way to get into the holiday groove, we’ve rounded up some of the best movies and playlists to keep you company while you spend those toasty, cozy days at home. 

Luckily, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have been releasing some of the freshest new holiday releases on offer, along with bringing back some genuine classics. This year, Disney+ is even getting in on the action, and there are too many great titles to that you won’t want to miss!

And if you want to get your holiday groove on? Look no further than Spotify to hear all of those jingles and jams. 

If you want to collect all your holiday favorites to add to your own collection, we’ve got you covered! With Replay Video Capture and Replay Music, you won’t have to miss the chance to have any of your favorites!

Holiday Movies to Stream & Save:

Klaus (2019), Netflix

In Netflix’s first original animated feature, we get to meet Jesper, a lackluster postman who gets stationed in a faraway town in the North. While there, he befriends a lonely toymaker who is harboring some holiday secrets. A new release from Netflix that you won’t want to miss! 

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946), Amazon Prime Video

Is it even the holidays without this classic on the list? For the uninitiated, this Christmas classic follows George Bailey as he contemplates his own life, after being visited by an angel on Christmas Eve. There is a reason this movie has withstood the test of time… Make sure to keep it on your list…

Home Alone (1990), Disney+

It’s here! The only place you can catch Home Alone streaming online this year is through Disney+… Get ready for all the nostalgic feels as you revisit Kevin McAllister navigating his first Christmas alone at home while his family accidentally takes off on a family vacation without him. Naturally holiday chaos ensues… Did someone call the Wet Bandits?

The Holiday (2006), Amazon Prime Video

Want to get away this holiday season? You’re not alone. This modern holiday rom-com follows two women on separate continents as they give themselves the ultimate gift: a house swap that gives them the chance to change their lives. Will they find love and find themselves?

Elf (2003), Amazon Prime Video

Thought you were excited for the holidays? No one is more excited than Buddy the Elf. The only problem? He’s not really the elf he thought he was. A search to find his real father takes Buddy to New York City on a holiday adventure where Buddy learns the real meaning of family.

Love Actually (2003), Netflix 

It’s back! No holiday movie list would be complete without this quintessential Christmas rom-com that follows the lives and loves of eight strangers during one special holiday. To us, it’s perfect. 

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Netflix

Another classic to add to your list! In this Tim Burton holiday masterpiece, the King of Halloween, Jack Skellington, must learn the meaning behind Christmas as he tries to create some new traditions in Halloween Town. 

You can catch these and more on Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video, but make sure you can keep them with Replay Video Capture!

Holiday Playlists to Keep on Repeat:

Christmas Hits, Spotify 

Dive into this Christmas playlist with contemporary takes on classic holiday songs, featuring some of your favorite singers, like Mariah Carey, Michael Bublé, and Wham!

Navidad Navidad, Spotify 

If you want to hear your favorites on repeat, but with a Latin twist, check out this playlist, featuring Juanes, Jose Feliciano, and Ariana Grande.

Acoustic Christmas, Spotify 

Sometimes the best vibe is to hear your favorites without lyrics.

Retro Holiday, Spotify 

You really can’t go wrong with this soulful list of Christmas classics, featuring the Jackson 5, Donnie Hathaway and many, many more!

Christmas Stories, Spotify 

Who said your playlists had to be musical? This playlist is hours of Christmas classic tales, narrated by your favorites.

What never gets old? Hearing all your holiday favorites! Listen to old favorites, or even discover new versions of timeless classics on Spotify, by recording them with Replay Music!

If you’re not sure how to get started, no worries… We are here to help! Take a look at our handy how-to guide, and get started enjoying the very best things about the winter holiday: cozying up with your favorites.

No matter how you plan to spend the winter break, there are plenty of ways to get cozy this season. We make capturing some of those warm and fuzzy feels so easy with Replay Video Capture and Replay Music. Make sure to get it now before the season ends! 

Updated from original post from 12/19/18.

It’s Party Time! 8 Spotify Playlists to Kickstart your 4th of July

For many of us, summer is the perfect season. 

The days are longer, the nights are hotter, and there are plenty of opportunities to get together with family and friends as we get a few days off work to enjoy the season.  But what makes this season even better?

For many of us, it’s also a time to celebrate the 4th of July… The nation’s favorite holiday to celebrate with family and friends over great food, fireworks, and the ultimate kick off of those summertime vibes. And what is the best way to celebrate so many great things in one day? Throwing an epic summer party!

And while the thought of those savory delicacies roasting over a grill might be the highlight to your holiday, no backyard cookout is complete without a kickass playlist to set the ultimate #mood. 

Thankfully, with Replay Music, you can log in to your Spotify account, and create your own playlist, perfect for any occasion. Replay Music makes it easier than ever to record your favorite songs, or even just capture a ready-made playlist to give you all the great party vibes you want to create for an incredible summer holiday.

Need a little inspo to get you started? We’ve rounded up some great Spotify playlists to get you in the mood to groove through your holiday! 

The Cookout

If you are looking for the perfect marriage of soul grooves both old and new that will keep all the generations happy, this is probably the perfect playlist. With classics from Curtis Mayfield and Kool and the Gang, as well as new renditions of classic songs from Beyonce and D’Angelo, this playlist will add the perfect flavor to your holiday.

Summer Acoustic

Sometimes the perfect summer vibes you’re looking for aren’t about getting down, they are more about chilling out. For that, this dreamy acoustic playlist captures the feeling of the lazy days of summer that make it the perfect season to just relax. 

Driving Rock Anthems

Nothing puts people in the mood for hot summer hangouts with games and good times like a solid summer rock anthem. And while the name suggests it’s a playlist to kickstart a classic summer road trip, don’t be fooled — there’s enough Rock & Roll goodness for any summer occasion. With classics like AC/DC, Queen and The Clash, this playlist has all the right songs to get everyone singing along, and belting them out. Whether in your car or in your backyard, this is the playlist you need.

Beach Music

And if your 4th of July is more sand and waves than backyard boogie? This reggae-heavy playlist is your go-to… Bob Marley, UB40, Jack Johnson and more make this the ultimate good vibes, seaside playlist for your beachside bonfire. 

Latin Party Anthems

If you are looking to add a bit more flavor to your summer party, you really can’t go wrong with the hits on this playlist. With a collection that includes the timeless sounds of Hector Lavoe and more contemporary ones like J Balvin, this is the playlist you need to get everyone up and dancing. 

Summer Jazz

For some of us, summer get-togethers aren’t so much about moving and shaking, but more about taking it easy and enjoying the juicy flavors of the season. For that mellow vibe, there’s this playlist. Great for gatherings where people want to mingle and catch up, while still enjoying some jazzy vibes to relax to. 

Have a Great Day!

As the name suggests, you are guaranteed to have a great time with this playlist… With a variety of hits from Hall & Oates, Corinne Bailey Rae and Fleetwood Mac (to name a few), you’ve got the perfect recipe to create a feel-good environment in your own backyard. 

Summer Party

Rounding out our list is the aptly named “Summer Party” playlist, and it is perfect for, well, any summer party. Featuring some of the hottest songs out today, it’s the perfect way to bring people together over a grill, over a bonfire, or even right when the fireworks start exploding in the sky!

There really is no better way to bring people together than with great food, great company, and great music. To make sure you have that final one covered, Replay Music is your best tool for capturing everything you want to hear and sharing it with friends. If you want to learn more about how to create the ultimate playlist for your 4th of July festivities, check out our guide here. All you have left to do now is to think of who you want to invite!

The Best Playlists to Record for Your Next Holiday Party

Your holiday party checklist is almost complete, but you’re not quite there until you settle on the perfect music to set the mood!

We’ve hand-selected 5 playlists and music stations for every kind of atmosphere this party season. Record and save them all with Replay Music, and expand your collection for many holidays to come.

1. A Very Jazzy Holiday

Crafted by professional Jazz musician Alex Norris, this playlist combines the pure sophistication and warm tones that any upscale celebration requires. Perfect for any wine-and-cheese gathering, holiday formal, or laid-back evening with the family.

2. Walking in a Music Wonderland

Steer clear of Christmas-specific songs and focus on the depth of the winter season with this stunning winter-themed playlist. The soft acoustics and sweet tones will add warmth to the chilliest season of the year, and your party guests will never feel more cozy.

3. Rock Songs for Holiday Music Haters

Classic music and indie lovers will find solace in this rock-inspired Christmas playlist. From the captivating Darlene Love to The Kinks, and My Morning Jacket to Bob Dylan, this roundup of rock-and-roll for the holidays will have your party guests tapping their toes all night long.

4. Warm & Traditional Holiday Tunes

Chock-full of classics like Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas,” and fresh pop hits like Justin Bieber’s “Mistletoe,” this playlist is for the more traditional party setting. It’s ideal for blasting on the speakers Christmas morning, enjoying a dressed-up evening with friends, or having a solo celebration in your apartment during the holidays.

5. The Festivus Station

Based on Seinfeld’s offbeat pseudo-holiday, Pandora launched a station dedicated to Festivus. The station will feature some knock-off holiday music, along with various bits of comedic relief from the creators of the show. So, break out your traditional Festivus aluminum pole – this is truly a holiday music station for the rest of us.

Access the Festivus station.

Learn more about using Replay Music to record streaming music playlists online, and save perfectly-captured tracks forever!

How to Record and Convert Music From Spotify, Pandora & More

Replay Music is the ultimate piece of software for any music lover and collector. While we’re mourning the death of Rdio, you can still capture amazing audio files from online radio stations, music videos, digital music services, and any other music streaming site, including:

An ideal holiday gift for your audiophile friends and family, Replay Music can record song files from any website or media player, and is completely optimized for capturing music audio. Advanced audio recording technology eliminates system sounds, background noises and other annoyances, leaving you with the cleanest recording possible. It also saves your music into high quality MP3s that are perfectly separated into individual tracks, and tagged with the correct song metadata automatically.

The best part? Replay Music is 100% legal to use — it falls in the same category as CD ripping programs like iTunes, and is the same thing as using a tape recorder or DVR to record media. So, you can record and convert all of the music you want in your personal collection! As long as you ONLY use these recordings for your own use (i.e: don’t start selling ripped CDs on the side). What are you waiting for?

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Use Replay Music to Record & Save These Fall Playlists

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It’s easy to expand your music collection one track at a time with Replay Music and all of the great music streaming services that exist today! As Autumn has finally arrived here in the United States, we wanted to share a few of the best Fall-inspired playlists available on Spotify today.

Just launch our Replay Music software on your Mac or PC, hit play on the music, and start recording instantly. Replay Music will save your new music into high-quality MP3’s, complete with accurate tags, track names and album artwork – it will even split these playlist songs into individual tracks, effortlessly.

Discover some great new music below, and keep it forever with the ultimate internet music recorder, Replay Music!

Warm Autumn Playlist

Enjoy 47 calming minutes of Andrew Bird, Bob Dylan, Sam Cooke and more.

Jazz for Autumn

Sweet, soulful sounds that capture the essence of the season.

Autumn Acoustics

This 83-track playlist is perfect for curling up with a warm cup of coffee on a fall afternoon.

What are your go-to Fall tunes? Do you like to keep it jazzy and cool or are you more into an upbeat tempo for the season? Let us know if we missed any awesome Spotify playlists that we should listen to. Sound off over on our Facebook page or tweet us.

Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction – Vol. 2

Dr. Wilson's Possibly humorous Distraction

Frozen is Disney’s latest animated masterpiece. My daughter has practically memorized all the songs, so I hear the music constantly after work. And the songs are stuck in my head when I go out running. Personally, I found the story to be very sad. Then again, I tear up when the Emperor zaps Luke at the end of Return of the Jedi. For those of you who haven’t seen Frozen yet, this video won’t give away any spoilers:

The full, real soundtrack can be heard at places such as Grooveshark and Spotify and grabbed with Replay Media Catcher 5 and Replay Music 6.

Enjoy!

Dr. Wilson, PhD.