Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s basically Christmas! For those of us who are outrageously festive during the holidays, or even for those who don’t mind hearing a Christmas song or two, while trying to navigate the crowded aisles at the mall while shopping for the perfect gifts, here are seven holiday songs that you can now appropriately put on repeat.
1. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey
This forever-catchy tune is a favorite that stays on repeat every single holiday season. Complete with jingle bells and festive-sounding instruments accompanying old-school Mariah’s extraordinary vocals, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is a message about how much she wants her Christmas bae, and we have all the feels.
Perfect for: decorating the Christmas tree with your significant other—so cute!
2. “Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber
Your teenage Christmas was not complete unless you had listened to this endearing ballad at least 10 times while wishing that you were the one kissing Justin Bieber under the mistletoe. Justin’s soft and passionate voice in this song might make you cry if you’re single during cuffing season. And if you’re already cuffed, it’ll make you feel extra butterflies in your stomach thinking about your special someone.
Perfect for: cuddling with your bae while watching a holiday flick.
3. “Santa Tell Me” by Ariana Grande
This mid-tempo bop is relatable AF this holiday season. In this cute song, Ariana Grande begs Santa not to play any more games with her heart, with lyrics such as, “Santa, tell me if you’re really there, don’t make me fall in love again if he won’t be here next year.” A girl doesn’t have time to waste on boys going into the new year!
Perfect for: blasting during a holiday onesie party with your best girl friends!
4. “Last Christmas” by Wham!
In this heartbreaking 1980’s classic, Wham! reflects on how they gave their all to someone last Christmas, but got slapped in the face with rejection. The synth-filled track, complete with jingle bells, adds to the secondhand heartache that you might feel while listening to this song.
Perfect for: when you realize that the trash ex you were with last year did not deserve your love at all.
5. “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” by NSYNC
Let’s bring it back to the early ’90s with a bubblegum pop Christmas song from NSYNC! In this tune, the boys showcase their ability to beautifully harmonize about uniting during the holidays and celebrating with our loved ones. At the end of the song, a choir joins them in singing and reminds listeners that the holidays are about who you spend them with.
Perfect for: blasting at a family reunion when everyone is in great spirits!
6. “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Idina Menzel and Michael Buble
Idina Menzel and Michael Buble could not have made “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” sound any better—the melding of two amazing vocalists and an old-time feel behind this tune touches your heart and will make you want to spend a warm, cozy Christmas in New York City with your crush.
Perfect for: when you’re daydreaming about ice skating at Rockefeller Center with your boo.
7. “Winter Wonderland” by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
Another fantastic, old-fashioned cover of a holiday favorite, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga take their singing to a whole other level with a dramatic rendition of “Winter Wonderland.” This feel-good song will have you wanting to dance in the snow with a cutie this holiday season!
Perfect for: dancing in your cute Christmas dress like nobody’s watching.