Christmas is right around the corner and there’s nothing that I love more than Christmas music! There’s nothing like those classic songs and smooth singing that makes you want to get up and dance out in the snow or in your own living room in front of the fireplace! Unlike myself, some people have a hard time getting into the holiday spirit, so I’ve compiled a list of 10 songs that are sure to get YOU into the spirit of Christmas. Enjoy!
1. Santa Tell Me by Ariana Grande
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love Ariana Grande? This song serves the right amount of holiday cheer along with a cute pop sound to get everyone singing and dancing! One thing that I love about this song is that it’s a cute little Christmas anthem for you and your friends! If you are spending Christmas day with your friends, turn on this song and sing away at your cute little Christmas party!
2. Winter Wonderland/Don’t Worry Be Happy by Pentatonix
Let me first start off by saying that Pentatonix’s new Christmas album, That’s Christmas to Me, is pure gold! I’m pretty sure that people who are obsessed with music can agree. For those of you who don’t know, Pentatonix is a five member acapella group who was crowned as season 3 winners of the television show, The Sing-Off. Since then, they’ve taken the world by storm, releasing three albums, having 7 million subscribers on YouTube, going on worldwide tours, and taking the number one spots on the ITunes and Billboard charts. This song is just a very feel-good Christmas song that you can listen to after a long day while you’re sitting by the fireplace! This mash-up masterpiece includes the classic song, “Don’t Worry Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin and also features the beautiful and talented Tori Kelly! Check it out below!
3. Carol Of The Bells a.k.a Opera Of The Bells by Destiny’s Child
How about a #TBT? We all know that Destiny’s Child was the ultimate girl trio of our childhood, but a lot of us don’t remember their epic Christmas album that they released in 2001. This song definitely doesn’t disappoint! This remake of an all-time classic is sure to get everybody in the spirit right in time for the holidays! Let’s face it, the voices of Destiny’s Child were made for Christmas music.
4. Last Christmas by The Glee Cast (Wham! Cover)
It seems as if every time I turn on the radio in my car or I hop on a bus, this song is on. I love this song, and it seems like every one else does too, being that it is always on. This modern pop twist to a classic song is perfect for the holidays. It could also be a cute little duet for you and your friends or your significant other!
5. Mary, Did You Know? by Pentatonix
Here’s another song off their Christmas album, That’s Christmas to Me. This song will definitely give you the chills! It will also remind you as to what the true meaning of Christmas really is, which is the birth of Jesus Christ. The amazing harmonies and sound quality of this song will make you fall in love with not only Pentatonix, but also the Christmas holiday altogether!
6. This Christmas by Chris Brown
My favorite Christmas movie, other than Jingle All The Way, is definitely This Christmas. It’s just a feel-good movie and the same goes for this song! Play this song while you’re driving for the ultimate sing-along jam! Or you can play it during family dinner for some awesome background music to go along with all of the Christmas cheer being spread around! Whenever of wherever you play this song, I am positive that this song can get anybody into the Christmas spirit.
7. Silent Night by The Temptations
It’s a tradition for this song to be played at my house during Christmas Eve and Christmas day, so naturally, I just feel like this song should be played all the time during the holidays! This song is so down-to-earth and soulful that it just feels warm. This is another song that you could definitely listen to by the fireplace after a long day to put your mind at ease.
8. My Grown-Up Christmas List by Kelly Clarkson
Now that I’m getting older, this song really resonates with me. As I’ve mentioned before, this song really reminds you as to what Christmas is about. Not only is Christmas about the birth of Jesus Christ, but it’s also about giving back and remembering what’s important in your life. This song makes you value everything that you are fortunate enough to have during the holidays. Also, Kelly breaks it down at the end with a choir, which is another reason to listen to this song!
9. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing by Pentatonix
Another Pentatonix song! Yes, you can definitely call me a fan-girl when it comes to Pentatonix. This song literally makes me get up and dance! Everytime I hear it I immediately start tapping my foot and then I start clapping and before I know it, I’m in full-blown dance mode! It’s so fun and soulful. Pentatonix delivers a solid modern twist on a Christmas classic with this song. Can you believe that there are no instruments? It’s all their voices! Challenge time! I dare you to listen to this song without clapping or tapping your foot. Try it!
10. All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
You honestly didn’t think I would leave this song out, did you? This is a CLASSIC. Everybody who listens to an ounce of Christmas music knows this jam! I think this song speaks for itself. Listen to this song and you’ll automatically want to start putting up your Christmas tree!
I hope you enjoy my little mini Christmas playlist! All of these songs can be found on ITunes, Amazon, Google Play and Spotify. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!