While Christmas is all about the festive mood and the love, one can not deny that some external factors help one get into the Christmas spirit. Although the innate joy of being around family, friends and loved ones during this time of the year can not be paralleled, some memorable music always adds on to this cheer. Aren’t the add-ons of this festive season what make it so special? The eggnog, mulled wine, the wreath, those fake snowflakes on top of our Christmas trees, and of course, the music!
Famous singers of all genres have at least once in their lives dedicated their music to this festival. You name any element of Christmas – love, snow, decor, kindness, warmth – you’ll find it in one part of the lyrics or another!
To celebrate this very feeling of holiday cheer, we have brought the ultimate list of the BEST Christmas music to make your festivities a little more joyful! Go on, play the music you have been hearing across stores, radios and the streets since weeks!
List of Ever-Popular Christmas Songs-
1.‘All I Want For Christmas (Is You)’ by Mariah Carey.
You can never go wrong with this ultimate classic! Hands down, this is that modern holiday song which never fails to set the right mood. Bring in the adults and the kids, it’s time for a Mariah Carey karaoke. Watch your family bond over this one!
2. ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’ By Frank Sinatra.
With beautiful lyrics such as, “The weather outside is frightful/ But that fire is, mmm, delightful”, this is the perfect song for a romantic night-in with your significant other. Romantic candlelit dinner for two by the fire, anyone?
3. ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ by Judy Garland.
A timeless classic, this was originally heard in the movie, Meet Me in St. Louis, and has been a Christmas classic ever since.
4. ‘Jingle Bells’ by Ella Fitzgerarld.
Although this is not the original version of the holiday favorite, it is arguably the most famous one there is. Put the jazzy remake on and enjoy the cozy night!
5. ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ by Bobby Helms.
This playful version of our all-time favorite is just the perfect soundtrack for the girls’ lunch in that you are planning. Trust us, this is the vibe you want for your much awaited afternoon.
6. ‘Wonderful Christmas Time’ by Paul McCartney.
Ah, the multi-talented band member whom we all adore! He hits the ball out of the park with this wonderful piece. Count on it to make your festivities a bit more magical!
7. ‘Last Christmas’ by WHAM!
Is there a more listened-to song in this world? With countless covers and millions of views on streaming apps, this makes it to the list every single year.
8. ‘Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town’ by Bruce Springsteen.
We are already picturing families sitting under the Christmas tree and unwrapping presents. A classic holiday song, it never ceases to charm the wits out of us.
9. ‘Stay Another Day’ by East 17.
Rumor has it that this was not even meant to be the holiday classic that it is now recognized as. Filled with sadness, it has its own charm that appeals to people around this time.
10. ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ by Harry Connick Jr.
The kids absolutely love it! The upbeat tune, the bells, the children singing at the back, this REALLY has it all. This is by far the best version of the reindeer song ever made!
11. ‘Silent Night’ by Josh Groban.
Is it just us or can you hear the caroling too? This old carol has been covered by some top artists in the industry, and yet, nobody does it like Groban. We are so in the mood for some caroling after hearing this. Aren’t you?
12. ‘The Christmas Song’ by Nat King Cole.
This iconic festive track goes on to label itself as the main Christmas song, but we love it. It deserves every ounce of the love that it gets from listeners. We have been hearing this all across stores, and we are ready to bring it on at home!
13. ‘Feliz Navidad’ by José Feliciano.
Feliciano is a treat to the ears when he sings this beautiful peace with his unwavering passion. It’s such a jolly song that we cannot resist listening to this every single day!
14. ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’ by Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra’s smooth honey voice makes us lay this song on loop during the holidays, and we aren’t embarrassed. This is one of those songs that make you swoon over the festive season while you do your shopping. The sentiments of longing and love packed in this song make it perfect for those who are away from their loved ones during this time of the year.
15. ‘You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch’ by Thurl Ravenscroft.
Quite a bold song, this one. It goes on to diss the festival so that it is actually incredibly funny. It would amuse even the most unimpressed of the lot!
16. ‘The Mistletoe Jam (Everybody Kiss Somebody)’ by Luther Vandross.
The feeling of Christmas is encapsulated in this memorable track. We know each and every word of this soulful song by heart, and we are sure that you do too!
17. ‘Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth’ by David Bowie and Bing Crosby.
This 1977 song broke all records as it saw two masters of music coming together and performing this solid number. A commercial hit, we have been hearing this all our lives, and we can’t wait to let the tradition continue for the years to come.
18. ‘Sleigh Ride’ by The Carpenters.
What a stunningly cheesy song, just what Christmas needs! This is for every happy couple out there enjoying this time of the year.
19. ‘Santa Stole My Lady’ by Fitz & the Tantrums.
This is a song for the sad, broken-hearted ones. But even the sad need some music to liven up their lives, do they not? Well. This is just perfect for you all there.
20. ‘My Favorite Things’ by Julie Andrews.
This is one of our favorite songs, and innumerable covers have been made. In fact, it has also been made as a classic party song. Go on, crank it up!
21. ‘Mistletoe’ by Justin Bieber.
A holiday favorite and fairly recent song, this steals our hearts every time we listen to it. Who can leave Justin Bieber, everyone’s favorite teen star, out of this memorable list?
22. ‘Santa Tell Me’ by Ariana Grande.
Although it came out in 2014, it stole everyone’s hearts instantly. The lyrics are so real and relatable that everyone in any age bracket whatsoever is able to feel the emotions Ariana wants them to!
23. ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ by Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé.
Although Michael Bublé’s song had been a classic for the longest time, when he comes with Idina Menzel to sing it, it becomes even more magical! A modern classic, this is a melody to remember.
24. ‘Oh Come All Ye Faithful’ by Jess and Gabriel.
This husband and wife duo make our holidays a little more classy with their elegance in this song. It is a sure shot way to make you want to curl up in your blanket and sit by the fire!
25. ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas’ by Michael Bublé
Our hearts belong to this song! It is so beautifully written and exuberates the spirit of Christmas. We just want some hot cocoa to go with it, and we’re sorted in life!
26. ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’ by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
John Lennon is known as the master of political lyrics. It is but obvious that some of the holiday songs that he writes will contain a tinge of politics, or at least a general statement. This wonderful track offers just that! Beauty mixed with the Christmas spirit.
27. ‘Hard Candy Christmas’ by Dolly Parton.
Dolly Parton never really sang this song with the intention of turning it into an all-time festive favorite, but we aren’t complaining. It has become one now and Lord, we are thankful!
28. ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings’ by Barenaked Ladies & Sarah McLachlan.
What an irresistible melody this one has! We are sure you will fall in love with this song if you are listening to it for the first time!
29. ‘Underneath the Tree’ by Kelly Clarkson.
Kelly comes off as a major Christmas enthusiast with this song! This track is all things festive, and we couldn’t have asked for anything more.
30. ‘Auld Lang Syne’ by Sufjan Stevens.
A traditional song welcoming the New Year and the newness that comes with it, this is an absolute must have on your holiday playlist. Go on, enjoy the festive cheer!
We hope you have your playlists ready with these new additions! It is time to light a fire, get hot cocoa and get the holiday season started. Call your friends, family and loved ones because you would not want anyone to miss on this wonderful playlist.