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There’s something different about this time of year. Whether you’re visiting family for the holidays, burrowing into your own spot to stay cozy, or just sprucing the place up for festivity’s sake, something about winter makes us feel drawn to the place we call “home.” It’s more of a concept than a place, really—maybe that’s why it feels so special. This may sound sappier than a freshly-cut Christmas tree, but you know it’s true. Happy Holidays, KnockFans.

 

 

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros with "Home"

Everyone knows the term “singalong” but we’re going to coin the term “whistlealong.” Or maybe “whistalong.” Alright, we’ll workshop this phrase.

 

P!nk with "Walk Me Home”

It’s no fun to tie one on without a buddy to have your back. If you hit the bars this holiday season, just make sure everyone gets home safe.

 

Toots & The Maytals with “Take Me Home, Country Roads”

This isn’t the version by Henry John Deutschendorf Jr John Denver that you’re probably familiar with. Toots & The Maytals puts a reggae twist on this karaoke classic that is sure to have you groovin’ right along.

 

Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign with "Work from Home"

Come down with a cold this winter? Don’t bring that into the office. Keep the sniffles to yourself and work from home.

 

Ozzy Osbourne with "Mama, I’m Coming Home”

Heading to your folks’ place for the holidays? Send ‘em the link to this song as you make your way to the airport. They’ll appreciate the gesture.

 

Loretta Lynn with "Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin (With Lovin on Your Mind)"

Just don’t.

 

Eddie Money with "Take Me Home Tonight"

“Take me home tonight!” - your shades, every time you set them down and forget where you put them.

 

Kanye West feat. Chris Martin with "Homecoming"

You can feel the love Yeezy has for the Windy City here. It makes sense. He was raised there! Why Chris Martin, a right proper Brit, was the collaborator is a bit of a head scratcher, but hey, the track sounds great. No complaints from us.

 

Supertramp with "Take The Long Way Home”

5 ways to pass the time during a layover:

  • Head to the bar. They might have a good local beer on tap!
  • People watch. Where are they going? Who are they going to see? Making up a story for someone can be a great exercise in storytelling.
  • Read a book. Didn’t bring one? That’s okay. If you’ve been saving up your money you might be able to afford one from the airport store.
  • Watch whatever local sports team is on the restaurant TVs. Do you root for them? No. Is it enjoyable anyways? Sometimes.
  • Head back to the bar. You totally have time for one more—they’re still boarding Group 1!

 

Lynyrd Skynyrd with "Sweet Home Alabama"

If this song doesn’t make you think of perfect sunglasses weather, not much will. Picture it: your favorite friends, your favorite beers, you favorite Knockarounds, a boombox, and good vibes. Ahhh summer, you’ll be back before we know it.

 

BONUS: John Williams with “The House”

Crowbars up!

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