Ten Christmas Songs for your Playlist This Year

Marina Alonzo/Staff Writer

These ten songs will encourage people to get in the Christmas spirit and make this season the best it can be. 

  1. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) by Nat King Cole

This Nat King Cole classic is in every playlist dedicated to Christmas, whether it’s the Nat King Cole version or a modern take on it. The song will surely put friends and family in the mood to drink some cocoa and sit by the fire while they talk with their loved ones, even if it is on Zoom.

Listen to the song here.

2. White Christmas by Bing Crosby

“White Christmas” became such a hit that it got its own movie, starring the singer of the song. The song is a must-add to a Christmas playlist and will get most people singing or humming. The original by Bing Crosby in the 1940s is loved by many, but there are also versions done by most popular artists. 

Listen to the song here.

3. Last Christmas by Wham!

“Last Christmas” by Wham! is a very festive song about heartbreak the day after Christmas. Even though the lyrics of the song are not very relevant to Christmas, the music provides the festivity with help from the synthesizer and all the chimes. Although some people don’t consider this song a Christmas song, it is the second song on Spotify’s Christmas Hits playlist. Listen to the song here.

4. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas by Michael Bublé

“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” is great to listen to after Thanksgiving when everyone is officially in the mood for the Christmas season. There are different versions of this song as well and it’s great for when the Christmas spirit seems to be running low.

Listen to the song here

5. All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey

“All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carrey is most likely at the top of people’s holiday party playlist because it is so well-known and enjoyed by many. This YouTube song is great for getting ready for Christmas with friends and family.

Listen to the song here

6. Jingle Bells by Frank Sinatra

“Jingle Bells” by Frank Sinatra is loved by everyone because of the jazz, and Sinatra’s voice. This song is catchy, and is better than the a capella version with only one verse. His Christmas album also has other favorites like, “Mistletoe & Holly,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

Listen to the song here

7. A Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives

“A Holly Jolly Christmas” is the song that feels like Christmas is just that, holly and jolly. This classic Christmas song is a great addition to a playlist because it wishes all friends and family, and even “everyone you meet,” a holly jolly Christmas. The song even asks that people have a “cup of cheer,” which is a necessity this year.

Listen to the song here.

8. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Gene Autry

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” entertains children and children at heart with the catchy tune and the story of Rudolph born with a glowing nose. It’s a song that summarizes a movie in just a few minutes.

Listen to the song here

9. Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Jackson 5

“Santa Claus is Coming to Town” is a great song for everyone this year because it tells everyone to be on their best behavior, and be the happiest they can be because Santa is on his way.

Listen to the song here

10. Rocking Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee

“Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” is a classic, even featured in Home Alone during Kevin’s party to distract Marv and Harry. It is great for a Christmas playlist because it reminds people of gathering around the Christmas tree with all of their friends and family.

Listen to the song here.

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