Christmas songs? Oh yes. Give in to the music and you’ll soon be rockin’ around the Christmas tree in your ugly sweater.
It’s Christmas, you’ve embellished your home in full Xmas decor, settled the gifts, got your party dress on and now you need some entertainment to get your guests in the groove. Put on this playlist of Christmas tunes! From classics to hip-hop, we’ve got it in the bag – or stocking.
Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande
Oh Ariana, what a year you’ve had! “Thank you, next” might be all the rage right now but this Christmas classic is one for the books.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – Michael Bublé
You can’t do Christmas without a little Bublé. This guy never fails to emerge from his cave with tunes that leave us feeling all warm and fuzzy like a hot cuppa peppermint mocha.
Winter Wonderland – Jason Mraz
We’ve seen countless covers but Mr. A-Z’s version is fun, cheeky and sprinkled with chill festive vibes.
Carol of the Bells – The Bird and the Bee
Equal parts whimsy and borderline crazy this eccentric version takes you on a trip a la Tim Burton style.
White Winter Hymnal – Pentatonix
The world’s most popular acapella group create magic in this arrangement and sound like sweet little angels. Wait for the bridge, it’s almost out-of-this-world.
All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
Sing along, of course, if you can reach the high notes just like the Queen of Christmas!
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Darlene Love
Another sing-along sort of song, this one has bells, backing choirs, horns and powerhouse vocals and all. Ah, the grandeur!
Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
A veritable holiday classic, this rock-and-roll ditty is a mainstay in all Christmas playlists everywhere.
The Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth – Bing Crosby and David Bowie
Two legends singing a Christmas song together is quite a treat.
Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley
Because it’s okay to get sad during Christmas.
Sleigh Ride – TLC
RnB fans of the 90s, you need a bit of TLC this Xmas.
Last Christmas – Wham!
If you think you’re too cool for Wham!, we’re sorry but there is no escaping this campy tune this season. But if you insist on keeping it classy, Brit indie band The xx did a minimal, sparse-sounding cover as well.
Christmas in Hollis – RUN-DMC
Got Christmas rap? Of course we do. Get turnt at the dinner table with this one!
I Wish It Was Christmas Today – Julian Casablancas
Get up on your feet and dance to this one! Though you already might…
Silent Night – Cee Lo Green
With the mad gold get-ups and his eccentric ways, you might forget that he really is a good vocalist. Here’s the man himself in a dramatic (and lovely version) of a Christmas classic.
Frosty The Snowman – Cocteau Twins
This 1950s Christmas classic gets a 90s treatment complete with keyboards and airy vocals. It’s so sleek, you might forget that it’s a Christmas song.
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Sam Smith
Yeah, there are a million different covers of this particular classic but we’re going with something modern this round.
Did I Make You Cry On Christmas Day? (Well, You Deserved It!) – Sufjan Stevens
Here’s one for those whose feelings have feelings.
The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
Sometimes, old is still gold.