The Only Christmas Music Playlists You Need this Holiday Season



Christmas time is here again and with it comes all our favorite Christmas songs. And even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, there are bound to be at least a few holiday inspired tunes that you can’t help but hum along to. In preparation for these next few weeks until December 25th, I have created the three Christmas music playlists you’ll need. Whether you want a fun happy song to help motivate you to do your Christmas gift wrapping or a soothing, classic jam to get you through the cold winter nights, I’ve got you covered. So grab your loved ones, choose a playlist and get into the Christmas spirit. You can see the full song list on my Holiday Mixtape after the jump. Also, I should note, there is extra Christmas cheer for those of you who listen to these playlists on a loop!

New Renditions on Christmas Classics Playlist

It’s not that the original versions of these classic Christmas songs are bad, its just that, well, they are… old. Sometimes you just wanna listen to a Taylor Swift song, you know? Featuring the likes of Sam Smith, Ariana Grande and other Billboard Hot 100 artists from 2015 is the New Renditions on Christmas Classics playlist. It’s a great playlist and as soon as Adele covers a Christmas song, it will be complete!

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Michael Bublé

White Christmas – Kelly Clarkson

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Justin Bieber

Last Christmas – Ariana Grande

This Christmas – Mary J. Blige

Santa Baby – Taylor Swift

Have Yourself A Merry Christmas – Sam Smith

Greatest Christmas Duets Playlist

When it comes to Christmas songs and Christmas song singers, one rule rings true. The more, the merrier! Yep, the only thing better than a Christmas song is a Christmas Duet playlist. Now you have the chance to listen to both Snoop Dogg and Anna Kendrick sing Winter Wonderland together. Where, oh where, has this song been my whole life?

Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Zooey Deschanel & Leon Redbone

Happy Xmas – John Lennon & Yoko Ono

All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey & Jimmy Fallon

Rockn’ Around The Christmas Tree – Micheal Bublé & Carly Rae Jepsen

Winter Wonderland – Snoop Dogg & Anna Kendrick

I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Carrie Underwood & Elvis Presley

Christmas Mashup – Johnny Mathis & Josh Groban

Feel Good Classics Playlist

If you ever see a playlist with the Rat Pack crooners, Franky, Sammy and Dino, you know it has got to be good. Even though some of these Christmas songs were released in the 50’s and 60’s, they just got better with age. This is the Feel Good Classics playlist you should listen to on those blistery winter nights with a warm mug in hand. (Cue the gently falling snow.)

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Andy Williams

Jingle Bells – Sammy Davis Jr.

Sleigh Ride – Ella Fitzgerald

Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire – Nat King Cole

Let It Snow – Frank Sinatra

Silver Bells – Dean Martin

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Jackson 5

Did I miss your go-to Christmas song? Let us know what your favorite holiday tune is in the comments!

  • John Xavier

    Great list! I love non-traditional Christmas music. Here’s a playlist of some lesser-known Christmas songs:

  • Perfect holiday duet with two amazing artists… how did I miss that one? Thanks for sharing, Autumn.

  • Autumn Carter

    ALL great tunes but my absolute favorite is Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy -Bing Crosby and David Bowie