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 (almost) Christmas, you’ve embellished your home in full Xmas decor, hit up all the Christmas markets, stocked up on gourmet meats and amazing wines, 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.
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams
There’ll be much “mistletoeing”, and hearts will be glowing, when loved ones are near… yep, it’s definitely the happiest season of all, hands down.
This Christmas – John Legend
John Legend going festive? We’re so here for it. You just can’t help but swoon when the Sexiest Man Alive (crowned by People mag this year) croons about mistletoe and carolling and a very special Christmas.
Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney
We’ve spent many a year rockin’ around the Christmas tree (and decorating it) with this snazzy tune in the background, just spreading the cheer.
Like it’s Christmas – Jonas Brothers
2019 has been the year of the JoBros, what with a fresh album reuniting the trio, a new documentary and a couple of weddings that put the guys back in the spotlight. Needless to say, Christmas in the Jonas household this year is all kinds of catchy and upbeat.
Make it to Christmas – Alessia Cara
Wondering if your relationship will last till Christmas? Alessia Cara totally gets you.
Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande
This Christmas classic is one for the books, with the singer’s signature sultry vocals giving it an injection of feel-good vibes.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays – *NSYNC
Harken back to the days of *NSYNC with this jam. Everything about it – from the track to the cheesy green screen video – is so bad, it’s good. At least to have a chuckle over JT’s serious 90s curls.
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, sounding 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
R&B fans of the 90s, you need a bit of TLC this Xmas.
Last Christmas – Wham!
You may think you’re too cool for Wham!, but there really is no escaping this campy tune around this time of year. (Especially since the Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding movie takes its inspiration and name from the song.) 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 time.
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.