Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, 1946. Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images.


There are several components that are critical to the perfect holiday party. The right guests, of course, and cheerful decorations, and over the top cookies never hurt. The thing that ties it all together? The music. A playlist can set the scene and get the conversation rolling. If the tunes aren’t up to par, you risk a rogue guest claiming DJ responsibility for the rest of the evening. Gasp. We at Tory Daily understand the importance of a quality mixtape and have taken the creative liberty of curating one for your next fete. Scroll through our selects below (it’s not a party without Kanye West, trust us) and prepare for a night you’ll be reminiscing about until the next Yuletide season.