Nothing brings on the merry, merry of the holidays quite like Christmas songs. So when it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and you hear that Santa Claus is comin’ to town, hit play on these 70 tunes to have a holly, jolly time as you are baking up holiday cookies and decking the halls with your holiday decorating. In no time they’ll have you rockin’ around the Christmas tree, dreaming of a white Christmas, and telling your mom you’ll be home for Christmas.
Whether you are into religious Christmas songs or country Christmas songs, traditional scores or new popular chart toppers, it’s the most wonderful time of the year to for a Christmas songs playlist. There’s no place like home for the holidays, either, so make sure to play your favorites throughout your home all season long, from “All I Want for Christmas is You” to “Jingle Bells.” Some on this list are some of the most played at every shop and on every radio station around, while others are some of the most beautiful but less commonly heard.
1. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey
This track—which is the best-selling modern day Christmas song of all time—has earned Mariah Carey the title “Queen of Christmas.”
2. “Last Christmas” by Wham!
This pop tune is the kind of Christmas song you can sing in the shower. Fun fact: Released in 1984, it didn’t top the charts until 2017.
3. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by Jackson 5
Jimmy Boyd’s original version of this song is great, but Jackson 5’s catchy cover will have everyone dancing and singing along to the funky beats.
4. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Harry Connick Jr.
There are so many versions of this Christmas classic, but we think Harry Connick Jr. does it best.
5. “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” by Michael Bublé
Michael Bublé has done it again. Listening to this Christmas hit is the best way to start out the season.
Of all the certified classics on Phil Spector’s iconic Christmas compilation album, the Ronettes vibrant performance of Frosty the Snowman is the most joyous by far. It’s the perfect way to kick off the holiday season!
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