Similar to my Holiday Watchlist, my Christmas playlist has been helping me truly get into the holiday spirit.
Music has always been one of my pillars of strength, and I’ve relied on it much more than ever this past year. I find their melodies comfortingly uplifting with a pinch (or a handful) of serenity. So, I thought it would be fun to share the Christmas playlist that I’ve been jamming to these past couple of weeks. Check them out and let me know what other Christmas or holiday songs are your favorites. Always enjoy expanding my music library.
Some songs have multiple versions because I love those versions equally and could not decide on only one version to include.
My Christmas Playlist
“The 12 Days of Christmas” by Straight No Chaser
“All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey – It wouldn’t be a holiday playlist without this gem.
“Away in a Manger” by Nat King Cole
“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Dean Martin
“Beautiful Christmas” by Big Time Rush
“Christmas Every Day” by David Archuleta
“Christmas in Our Hearts” by Jose Mari Chan – This is my favorite Christmas song of all time. There’s just something about this song that hits differently.
“The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)” by Nat King Cole
“Christmas With You” by Jason Chen & Joseph Vincent – If you’re into a more acoustic sound, this song is for you.
“Coming Home” by NCT U
“Deck the Hall” by Nat King Cole
“Do You Hear What I Hear?” by Bing Crosby
“Feliz Navidad” by Céline Dion
“Feliz Navidad” by José Feliciano
“The First Noel” by Nat King Cole
“Frosty the Snowman” by Bing Crosby
“Greatest Time of Year” by Aly & AJ
“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” by Nat King Cole
“Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)” by Mariah Carey
“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams
“Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms
“Jingle Bells” by Bobby Helms, Johnny Paycheck
“JOY” by NCT DREAM
“Joy to the World” by Nat King Cole
“Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” by Dean Martin
“Little Drummer Boy” by Pentatonix – Pentatonix killed this version. Absolutely love it.
“Little Drummer Boy (Rewrapped)” by for KING & COUNTRY
“Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” by *NSYNC – One of the classics.
“Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber
“My Only Wish (This Year)” by Britney Spears – Oh boy. My 5th (or 6th) grade class did a performance of this song for our school’s Christmas program, and I still slightly remember the choreography. Good times.
“O Christmas Tree” by Tony Bennett
“O Holy Night” by Céline Dion – Dozens of versions of this were released, but Céline and Nat’s versions were my favorites.
“O Holy Night” by Nat King Cole
“Oh Santa!” by Mariah Carey
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Burl Ives
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Dean Martin
“Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt
“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” by Bobby Helms, Johnny Paycheck
“Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” by Mariah Carey
“Santa Tell Me” by Ariana Grande
“Silent Night” by Michael Bublé
“Silent Night” by Nat King Cole
“This Christmas” by Donny Hathaway
“Welcome Christmas” by Glee Cast
“Where Are You Christmas” by Faith Hill – A perfectly soothing song for the holidays. And yes, this is part of How the Grinch Stole Christmas soundtrack.
“Winter Wonderland” by Dean Martin
“Winter Wonderland” by Michael Bublé
“Wrapped in Red” by Kelly Clarkson